Now, you may not be literally dancing on a corpse, as Bender is, but we are metaphorically dancing on the metaphorical grave of this week. In this case, dancing is a metaphor for “posting gifs.” (Just FYI: If you haven’t seen this particular episode of Futurama, Bender’s dancing restarts the girl’s heart. She’s fine.)
Anyone who has ever had a pet knows the inevitable will happen, and that the circle of life is cruel and unavoidable. But when a dog, cat, horse, or other creature dies in a genre movie, the circumstances are often shaped by bizarre forces—supernatural, weird-science, and otherwise—that make a tragic loss even worse.…
Remember that live-action Futurama fan film someone was making? In addition to binging Bender, Fry, Leela, Zoidberg, and the professor into our world, the Fan-o-rama filmmakers are working on realizing other characters too, including the all-knowing, benevolent, hypnotoad—ALL HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD (replica).
Remember Frinkiac, the amazing database that lets you search for thousands of iconic Simpsons quotes for the perfect screencap? And then let you gif them, rendering the need for actual language in internet communication null and void? Well, now it has a Futurama-flavored sibling. With blackjack and hookers!
Futurama may not make me laugh as hard as other comedies, but its vision of the future and all the shenanigans that come with it have always been enjoyable to watch (throughout all its various cancellations and comebacks). Kaptain Kristian makes the case that Futurama is special because it was the “master of hiding…
Let’s begin with some much-deserved kudos: Fan-o-rama, this fan-made Futurama flick, is just mind-boggling in its accuracy. The newly released trailer does its level best to capture the unusual characters, locations, and pastel palette of Matt Groening’s beloved show. Even the show’s character designs have been…
The two rules of amateur music production: 1) Anything can be recorded reasonably well with an SM57. 2) You can never own too many instruments.
When you decide to write a story set in the near future, or speculating about things that might happen, you’re running the risk of looking like a jackass. Nobody expects a science fiction story to predict the actual future—not if they know anything about science fiction, anyway. But given how slowly publishing can…
He gave us The Simpsons and Futurama—but it’s been years since Life in Hell author Matt Groening has spawned a brand new cartoon series. Now he’s in talks with Netflix about writing and creating something. But what is it? And could it live up to Futurama’s legacy of erudite weirdness?
We all know that there are archetypes in fiction that seem to pop up again and again. But sometimes, characters seem a little too similar to something else for it to be entirely coincidence. Thus, Alex Solis’ “Icons Unmasked” series, which shows us what lurks beneath.
Everyone loves a good seasonally-appropriate special, and that usually means Christmas. Unless, of course, you’re a science fiction or fantasy story where real Christmas would make no sense. Then you’ve got to come up with something Christmas-like to fill the void.
Now that CBS has pulled the plug on Under the Dome, it has a hole in its schedule for next summer. And the replacement show, BrainDead, may actually be something pretty special. It deals with alien spawn eating the brains of “Congressmen and Hill staffers.”
We’ve seen the Futurama intro done up in stunning photorealistic 3D before. And we’ve seen the normal animation sequence before the TV show so many times. Now here’s an old video of the intro being recreated with hand made cutouts. All the images were drawn and props were put together to re-make the original and it’s…
Philosophers, scientists and metaphysicians have spent thousands of years trying to untangle the mysteries of human existence. Questions like “nature vs. nurture,” or “fate vs. free will” have no easy answer — unless you watch television, that is. Here are 7 TV episodes that sorted out questions that the great minds…
We all know that economists love science fiction — especially Isaac Asimov fan Paul Krugman. But science fiction and fantasy can also help teach ordinary people about the Dismal Science. Here are 22 great science fiction and fantasy stories that can help you make sense of economics.
Good news, everyone! (God dammit, me.) We've known for a bit that Funko had absorbed the Futurama franchise into the bulbous mass of its licensing hive mind, as it has with every other property on the planet, but now they've teased a first look at the actual figures. They've got actual noses and everything!
When your TV show's writing staff includes folks with PhDs in maths and sciences, you're bound to end up with some spectacularly nerdy jokes. And if you dig a little deeper into some of the jokes in Futurama, you won't just laugh — you may actually learn something.
We've mentioned a love for altered thrift store paintings before, and now we have a set that integrates science fiction travelers into the bland pastoral scenes. The only better would be if they were sold back to thrift stores for unsuspecting buyers to come across.
Today's Simpsons-Futurama crossover episode brought us many good things. Some fun gags, some much-needed self-deprecation, evil Bart-gremlin hybrids that taste delicious, lots of Bender (or not enough), and the best of all: The Futurama intro made with Simpsons characters and sung by Homer.
As the tagline for the upcoming Simpsorama episode states, this crossover episode is very clearly a show out of ideas teaming up with a show out of episodes. And yet, I can't get enough! Here's the couch gag for the Simpsorama where Homer finds much enjoyment in the company of robots.