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This year, on the 10th of June, the first episode of Futurama season 6 will go to air :)! This will be the first official Futurama episode (excluding the feature length films) since 2003; 7 years (for those who can't count)! It's fittingly called "Rebirth", and will be the first of the 13 episodes in season 6, and then a season 7 is also planned - we'll be having a total 26 new episodes! The whole original voice-acting cast is back and Matt Groening and David X. Cohen are still heading the team and writing episodes!

Now, I've known about this for quite a while now - as I'm sure most of you have as well - but actually getting an official release date and episode title just makes it seem that much more real and make me, personally, that much more excited. So how about you? Are you excited about the television return of Futurama? Or are you worried that it may be a failure and forever tarnish your opinion of Futurama? Will the episodes live up to the old ones? And how did you think the feature length films fared against the classic episodes?

Opinions and speculation please.

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  • @Darth Marsden said: I liked all the films, but Bender's Game would be my least favourite, because the whole D'n'D thing is a massive 20-minute 'And now for something completely different' moment. Funny, but totally out of sync with the rest of the episode, and very jarring as a result.

    Ditto. My favorite is actually the first one. It's just way better than I expected it, with pretty much everything you'd ever want from a sci-fi animated movie; time travel, space battles, naked aliens, Mark Hamill playing a zombie, screaming skulls, and a tragic romance story.

  • Call me extremely optimistic, or a bit of a fanboy, but I really enjoyed all of the films. I don't see why Beast with a Billion Backs was so widely disliked, I always like films like that - when the world is being taken over by monsters/one big monster and the final few people left un-found are forced to be evasive and lay low. It's quite exciting and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Beast with a Billion Backs also had one of my favourite moments/lines out of any Futurama episode ever:

    Fry (under monster's control): "Silence! I have traveled far and seen deep, and I have come to know the purpose of our existence."
    Randy Munchnik: "Finally."
    Fry: "Thou shalt love the tentacle!"
    Farnsworth: "Well, at least we don't have to love one another."

    ...And as for the Dungeons & Dragons world in Bender's Game, what's wrong with a "now, for something completely different" moment? I don't object to those moments taking place in a show like Futurama - if anything, I think they belong there (when the time calls for it, which I think it did in this particular film). Plus, I really enjoyed seeing how each character looked and what creature they would be in the Dungeons & Dragons world.

  • @haydenwce27 said: Call me extremely optimistic, or a bit of a fanboy, but I really enjoyed all of the films. I don't see why Beast with a Billion Backs was so widely disliked, I always like films like that - when the world is being taken over by monsters/one big monster and the final few people left un-found are forced to be evasive and lay low. It's quite exciting and keeps you on the edge of your seat.


    I agree - the first and second time I watche it, I actually found it to be superior to BBS. But after that, it's repeated viewings just couldn't withstand.

    BBS gets me laughs and enjoyment every time, and is indeed my favourite of the four.

    I'm surprised for the love of The Wild Green Yonder, I didn't find it funny at all except for the odd chuckle, it just seemed too serious and the ending was in my opinion quite tacky - but to be fair, they didn't know the series would be renewed, so it was good of them to wrap it up like that.

  • @haydenwce27 said: ...And as for the Dungeons & Dragons world in Bender's Game, what's wrong with a "now, for something completely different" moment? I don't object to those moments taking place in a show like Futurama - if anything, I think they belong there (when the time calls for it, which I think it did in this particular film). Plus, I really enjoyed seeing how each character looked and what creature they would be in the Dungeons & Dragons world.

    Because it has absolutely no bearing on the rest of the episode and goes on for far too long.

    Don't get me wrong - if it was just a single episode in a full season of the show, then I wouldn't have had a problem with it at all. But in the middle of what is basically a film, it feels very out of place, which is why I had an issue with it.

  • My biggest problem with the D&D/Tolkien portion of the story: wasted potential. I felt like they could have done so much more in that universe than they did. Couldn't we at least have seen Zap Brannigan as Eomer, or something?

  • And I won't be able to watch these new episodes for a very long time! I love England so, so much!

  • @Darth Marsden said: Because it has absolutely no bearing on the rest of the episode and goes on for far too long.

    Don't get me wrong - if it was just a single episode in a full season of the show, then I wouldn't have had a problem with it at all. But in the middle of what is basically a film, it feels very out of place, which is why I had an issue with it.


    Also that really, really long knife infomercial. It was a pretty what the hell moment in the middle.

    I kinda liked Bender's Big Score and Beast with a Billion Backs, though the regular episodes outshined them by a mile or more.

    Can't comment on The Wild Green Yonder because I can't watch it. :(

  • Good news, everyone!

    Yeah, I found out about this ages ago, but it absolutely warranted a new thread here :) When I heard about this the same kind of feeling as when I heard about ToMI! Then there was a terrible moment when the whole original cast dropped out over pay disputes, luckily they sorted the whole thing out, because Futurama would be unwatchable without those guys :(

    Anyway I'm really excited about June. It's going to be epic.

    Now, if you wanted to top all of that, how about a "TTG are making a Futurama game" announcement?

  • @Ray-The-Sun said: And I won't be able to watch these new episodes for a very long time! I love England so, so much!

    That's why Al Gore invented the internet. :p

  • @Darth Marsden said: That's why Al Gore invented the internet. :p

    Unless they're uploaded on Youtube, I still wouldn't be able to watch 'em. I can't use services such as Hulu (Whatever the crap THAT is)

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