Futurama

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  1. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I'll be honest and say I never really watched much of Futurama when it was on TV. I'd catch an episode here and there if it happened to come on while I was watching TV, but didn't go out of my way. I decided to netflix the whole series recently. From what I gather from the dates of the seasons on Netflix, the show aired for 3 seasons straight before going off the air for a while. There were some movies, and then the show came back. Is that correct? IMDB seems to say it went five seasons before going off the air and the movies starting. I'd like to watch everything in the correct order and I just finished season 3. Who's right? Netflix or IMDB? Do I keep watching the show, or move on to the movies? Did all the movies come out during the gap in the show, or did any of the later ones come out after?
     
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    It was made as four productions seasons, Fox split the fourth season in to two seasons for airing - season 4 & 5. The DVD release however combines them back in to season 4. After that came the four movies, which I think were shown split up in to episodes as "season 5" on Comedy Central. Then there is the new season on Comedy Central, season 6, which itself is split up over two years, 13 episodes per year. Season 7 starts next year. Confusing, yes?
     
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    I thought I was done with Futurama, until they started showing the movies, then the new episodes.:D 
     
  5. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Oh my, they made a Star Trek episode. I just watched it for the first time. Best. Episode. Yet.
     
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    Haha I remember that one, and the show itself has always struck me as being really clever.
     
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    WTDylio Where is Jessica Hyde?

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    I've always loved Futurama. even though it's repeated constantly over here I never find myself bored of it (particularly if it's an episode with the Robot Devil, he's just fantastic). The movies i'm not particularly keen on, but they're still fun to watch
     
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    I never get sick of watching Futurama, I find it far more consistently funny than the Simpsons. The movies are a mixed bag - I loved Bender's Big Score and Beast with a Billion Backs, but Bender's Game just left me cold and Wild Green Yonder was 'ok' at best. The latest series is back on form though - it manages to come up with some genuinely clever episodes, particularly 'The Late Philip J Fry'.
     
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    I love Futurama. I was so happy for the movies and then the renewed seasons! I'm looking forward to tonight, hope there's a new episode.
     
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    Season 6 is over. There won't be any new Futurama until next year.
     
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    Hhaahh yeah. Every time one of those episodes come on, I jump for joy as if I just got a new transformer.

    Speaking of which, I wonder if there's a good robot devil figure out there...
     
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    There's actually two Robot Devil figures, neither of which are easy to find or affordable. There is the 6" figure that was released as a build-a-figure with the first wave of 6" figures several years ago and there is the Dunny-style figure that was short-packed and rare and can command $100 on ebay.
     
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    I found the latest futurama season better, than south parks IMO.
     
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    Hhah, as I learned last night.


    Guess I'll have to stick to overpaying for Transformers. :) 
     
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    i just realized they made an unexplained change to an old episode. in "the cryonic women" bender originally used the severed arm with the career chip and it read the prime minister of norway. however, i just rewatched the episode on netflix, and instead it read chainsaw juggler. what's up with that?
     
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    It was changed after the 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway in an attempt to be sensitive to those events.
     
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    I understand "slow news days" and all, but they really felt it was necessary to run an article explaining a (blatantly obvious) ~14 year-old joke, for a series that ended 7 years ago? Heck, the joke is so unsubtle that the show says "screw it" and explains the joke on its own (for the "Box Network" gag in Bender's Big Score, the neon "Box" logo partially fizzles, turning the "B" into an "F" temporarily, even though the joke was pointedly obvious without the additional visual aid).

    That's scraping the bottom of the barrel right there.
     
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    CBR is likely also working on an article that reveals Futurama was created by Matt Groening, someone who also created a little show called….wait for it…The Simpsons! *gasp*
     
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    Before or after their exhaustively-researched expose that finally reveals who's on first?
     
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