It’s been over a year already since Futurama was (once again) killed off. Its few lives collectively were a decent run, so fans aren’t nearly as devastated now…but still, it’s about that time when the craving for more animated futuristic hijinks from the Planet Express crew starts rumbling again. There’s always that chance someone like a Netflix might swoop in, order new episodes of the show, and give fans a reason to celebrate. But so far it’s been deathly silent.
While fans might not be actively fighting for yet another resurrection of the show—such as Firefly fans continue to fight, most commendably, for example—plenty of them would gladly trade a body part (an unnecessary body part, like an appendix!) for new episodes. And if the show ever does come back, those fans would obviously want it in its classic 2D animated form and nothing else.
But what if…and bear with me for a moment…Futurama were to come back with a more realistic, 3D look? One fan decided to create some videos and images of what this might look like, and they are surprisingly impressive. You can check them out below and share your thoughts!
Now, just to be clear, no one should ever make a more realistic 3D version of Futurama. That’d be blasphemous. But still, these are pretty darn cool looking.
This is all the work of Alexey Zakharov, and you can see more images and a second video giving a 360-degree look at the 3D model of the Planet Express ship by heading on over to Behance.
For those wondering, the music playing in the video is most definitely not the Futurama theme, but part of Alan Silvestri’s Oscar-nominated Forrest Gump score.