“Welcome BACK to the world of tomorrow!”
August 2, 2007
For those of you who are not die-hard Futurama fans, this may come as news to you, and for the rest of us, it’s just another chance to dwell on one of our favorite animated shows of all time. Ever since Fox cancelled Futurama back in 2003, I’ve held out hope that fans would petition to bring the show back. We learned a little over a year ago that Matt Groening and David X. Cohen had somehow managed to wrangle all of the writers, animators and voice talent for the show back together for a limited stint of 4 direct to DVD movies. Come this November, Comedy Central will split the movies into half hour episodes and air them far away from those numb-nuts at Fox.
This past week at ComicCon 2007, fans got a sneak peek at a trailer for the new 5th season, and even though the quality is low, it’s got my sci-fi juices flowing. A hat tip to Cabel for turning me onto it, I really hope a high-quality version makes the rounds soon. You can head on over to YouTube to check it out along with a new promotional spot that Comedy Central is airing starring a 3D Bender.
Thanks to the Futurama forums I frequent, yours truly has been planning a 5th volume of freeware icons to mark the upcoming release, along with some really fun desktop pictures. I’ve received a great deal of positive feedback on my Futurama sets over the years, and so it’s been a pleasure to revisit New New York again. The upcoming season is sure to provide both original characters and fan favorites to iconize, so rest assured I’m on the case. Between Futurama and the Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, November should be a great month for movie watching. Stay tuned!