Not counting next year's cross-over with The Simpsons, there are only three episodes of Futurama left after last night’s nostalgic ”Game of Tones.” And with the animated series coming to an end (again), it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the writers wanted to bring back Seymour, Fry’s too-loyal dog and one of the most memorable guest stars from one of the show's most celebrated installments.
It’s probably prudent to address the falsity floating around the internet about last night’s Futurama being a crossover episode with Pendleton Ward’s Adventure Time. It’s not. Sorry. An image from ”Leela and the Genestalk” surfaced showing Bender stumble across Jake and Finn making everyone jump to the conclusion that the Emmy award winning series were coming together when it was really nothing more than a glorified cartoon cameo.
Last week’s "Calculon 2.0" was a welcome return to form for Futurama but it still doesn’t make up for just how spotty the second half of the seventh season has been so far. And now that “Assie Come Home" has aired, you can count the number of remaining episodes of the animated comedy on one hand. Because there’s five. Let’s hope they saved the five best for last.
Futurama made what could be its final trip to Comic-Con last week and, while that in itself made the panel a twice in a lifetime event, Matt Groening also announced that the Planet Express crew would be making a special delivery to Springfield. That’s right, a Futurama-The Simpsons crossover! And considering the quality of "Saturday Morning Fun Pit," the episode that aired during the event, it sadly might be the right time for the former to call it quits. Or did "Calculon 2.0" manage to reboot our faith in the show?
The Simpsons and Futurama have crossed over once before, but only in comic form. Now that Futurama is set to go off the air (again), the creator of both shows, Matt Groening, is finally willing to bring it to the big screen. During the Comic-Con panel for Futurama today Groening hinted at a Simpsons/Futurama crossover in an upcoming episode
Bad news everybody, Futurama is making what is probably its last appearance at Comic-Con with the seventh and final season of the animated comedy is coming to an end very soon. It's doooooomed! But before the show goes out in a blaze of glory, they also want to ensure an epic final panel. On the dais for the special occasion is most of Futurama's voice cast, including Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Phil LaMarr, and Lauren Tom.
There hasn’t been a truly excellent episode of Futurama during this half of the seventh season (so far) but the animated comedy is at least getting better every week. The recent improvement in enjoyability might have something to do with the series shifting the focus to everyone’s favorite robotic bad-boy for the second straight installment. And “The Inhuman Torch" even manages to make Bender a genuine, selfless hero. Who would have thought?
For some reason, once Futurama was resurrected by Comedy Central they started splitting the animated comedy into two-part seasons and, just before it returned to small-screens for the second half of the seventh, the network also revealed that this run would be the series’ final stretch. Meaning, after “Forty Percent Leadbelly," last night’s very promising turn, only a single-digit number of new Futuramas remain! Forever! Probably!
Futurama returned for the second half of the seventh season last week and, just like the premiere for the first, did so with a one hour special airing back-to-back episodes. Unfortunately, the two installments that kicked off Season 7B, weren’t nearly as funny or sweet as the pair that aired for 7A. By no means terrible, just not the quality fans have come to expect from Futurama, one of the 823543 wonders of the future world
Good news everybody! Futurama is back! Bad news everybody! This is the final season for the animated comedy. Uh, again. It was recently announced that Season 7(B) would be the series’ last hurrah on Comedy Central but there’s still hope that Matt Groening’s show will find a new home. In the meantime, there are still 13 unseen episodes to enjoy. Well, 11 after last night’s premiere.
No matter which character he will play, MacFarlane should be a good fit for Futurama’s Season 7, which will be chock full of other guest stars, as well. Notably MacFarlane’s ex-girlfriend and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is set to how up in the show’s penultimate episode as a flower stand owner who may have an unlikely romance with Zoidberg. Other guest stars include Larry Bird, George Takei, Adam West and more.
Those looking for a male character who's a beacon of hope, goodwill and high morals can head into theaters this weekend to catch the highly anticipated Man of Steel. Those looking for more of a dark side in their hero (or anti-hero) have only to turn on the television in the coming weeks. We looked over the Summer TV line-up and found that this year's scripted programming has a pretty fantastic selection of bad-boy characters looking primed to cause some trouble.
Comic Con is a little over a month away, which means we're at the point where we should start hearing confirmation on what TV shows will be showcased at the convention. The list for 20th Century Fox TV's series has arrived online and indicates that a number of new series will be featured with panels, as well as How I Met Your Mother, which will make its Comic Con debut in San Diego to promote its final season.
This isn’t the first time Futurama has released some video footage for Season 7B. Several months ago, the network released the first trailer for the series, which highlights satanic rituals and a The Thing spoof. Overall, Fry and the gang look up to plenty of similarly wild shenanigans and hopefully the last few episodes will lesson the cancellation blow.
Futurama may be ending its run fairly soon, but the series will at least be going out with one big guest star. Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke has signed on to appear in an episode of Futurama’s final Season 7B episodes as a potential love interest for the always-smelly Zoidberg—and it may be a match made in 31st Century heaven.