Futurama Preview: Season 7, Episode 3 - Decision 3012
Futurama started Season 7 with two fantastic episodes. Playing as a back-to-back, special one-hour premiere, "The Bots and the Bees" and "A Farewell to Arms" featured everything we have come to love about Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's show. The one-time Fox, now Comedy Central series is still the same whip-smart, irreverent and sentimental animated adventure from before the switch, which should comes as no surprise since the majority of the writers, even after the extended hiatus, also made the transition.
Last week's "TBatB" was written by Eric Hosted, who's been with Futurama from the beginning, and even though “A Farewell to Arms,” featured a script from a relative newcomer this series in Josh Weinstein, he wrote for The Simpsons during the glory years (and even served as show-runner) so I'd say he's more than familiar with the heir's sensibility. This week's "Decision 3012" was written by Patric Verrone who, like Hosted, has been with Futurama since the very first season, meaning, we're probably in for another incredible show. Here's a clip called a 'Crowded Field of Candidates' from the upcoming episode, take a look...
One thing is for certain, there is no one better to keep the puny human presidential candidates in line than Morbo. The brief snippet from "Decision 3012" is funny - Leela comes to get involved in the political process only to be immediately silenced and then find herself the solo supporter of the common sense candidate - but also oddly reminds me of the recent premiere of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom (which you can watch in its entirety here). Seriously, just watch the opening scene and tell me there aren't similar... one's just a little sillier.
Futurama airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET for a special one-hour premiere on Comedy Central. It stars Billy West, Katey Sagal and John DiMaggio. It was created by Matt Groening and David X. Cohen.
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