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…
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…
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.
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.
Mark your calendars because this Sunday the Planet Express crew is back for an encore in a new Simpsons episode. The whole Futurama cast—John DiMaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Phil LaMarr, Lauren Tom, Maurice LaMarche, and Tress MacNeille—will be back in an episode called "Simpsorama." Here's a sneak peek!
The thing that makes art great—whether film, books, or TV shows—is that it aims to teach us about ourselves and the human condition. But sometimes in order to do that, you need a teacher who is completely inhuman. That's where robots come in.
If you were wowed by the stunning version of the Futurama intro in photorealistic 3D, you will be equally amazed by the incredible amount of work that artist Alexy Sakharov put into it using 3ds Max, Nuke, Photoshop and After Effects. The amount of detail that you can barely see in the final product is stunning.
Whoa. Artist Alexy Zakharov re-imagined the world of Futurama in 3D and transformed the cartoon into a complete stunner. It makes me want to watch a movie version of Futurama set in this world right now. Hell, it makes me want to cryogenically freeze myself so I can live in this world when I wake up.
You might just watch Futurama and chuckle deeply to yourself—as you should!—but if you study it a little more closely, you'll find that it's stuffed full of numbers and math.
You might remember that a couple of weeks ago, Elon Musk made otherwise random guy John Gardi Twitter-famous by proclaiming that Gardi had a pretty good guess at how Musk's crazy-sounding Hyperloop transit concept was going to work. Now, Gardi has spoken up with so, so much more information. Or at least, speculation.
If Futurama has taught me anything, it's that one day factory robots will wander the streets drinking, swearing, and occasionally bending pieces of metal for a living. But that's still a long ways off, as this video of a comparatively primitive pipe-bending bot illustrates.
The show hasn't quite been the same since it returned from cancellation, but we'll always have a soft spot for Futurama in our hearts, particularly Bender. Which is why we're completely in love with this custom-made Operation game featuring the lovable robot scamp.