While it’s not the full resurrection fans are hoping will one day happen again, and it’s not that 3D remake we saw recently, it has been announced that Futurama will indeed live again…for at least one day.
In something you’d think would have happened a long, long time ago, the characters of Futurama will appear in a crossover episode of The Simpsons this November 9th. Both series were created by Matt Groening, so it makes all the sense in the world to have the two animated worlds meet up; it just took a while.
There’s a few dead TV shows we here at Geeks of Doom have helped the masses fight particularly hard to see resurrected. Of these shows, the two fought hardest for have been Firefly, of course, and the animated favorite Futurama.
The show set a thousand years in the future initially ran from 1999 to 2003 on Fox before it was ultimately canceled. But the eventual release of four direct-to-DVD movies and the relentless passion of the show’s fans paid off, and, to ours and many others’ surprise and delight, it was eventually decided to bring Futuramaback to life. The show’s return scored big numbers—numbers that were praised at the time—and the show’s Facebook page passed 10 million likes, proving the lasting and ever-growing fanbase. Only two years later, the page now sits at 26 million likes. How’s that for growth?
But alas, it wasn’t enough. It’s been reported that Comedy Central has decided to cancel the show for its second time, and that the final 13 episodes of season seven, which are set to begin airing this June, will be the last.
When dealing with mysteries that are embedded into hit TV shows, it’s the one that’s embedded into perennial animated favorite The Simpsons that stands high above the rest. The mystery? WHICH Springfield, exactly, does this never-aging family reside in?!
OK, so perhaps it’s not all that important a mystery. Still…the question evolved into a long-running joke which has maddened fans for the over two decades the show has existed, leading many to go to great lengths just to figure out where it might be.
Instead of going through all that, as it turns out, the way to find out which Springfield is the right Springfield was to just be very patient and wait for creator Matt Groening to tell us the answer. Whodathunkit?
Some exciting times are upon we the fans of Futurama. Since the show’s glorious return, it has put up some pretty strong numbers for Comedy Central and the new season (originally the second half of last season) is set to premiere this upcoming June!
But it’s the social network itself, Facebook, where Futurama is really dominating in popularity. The animated series from Matt Groening and David X. Cohen‘s official Facebook page just recently got its 10 millionth “Like” — more than Angry Birds, Pearl Jam, and NPR…COMBINED.
In celebration of this momentous occasion, two new images from one of the upcoming episodes titled “Neutopia!” have been released by Comedy Central, and you can see them by clicking on over to the other side now!
Back in the beginning of March, it was announced that the desperately-wanted return of Futurama would finally make its second series debut on June 24, 2010 at 10pm EST. Now the very first image from the show’s big comeback has been released, and it’s a bit strange.
The Matt Groening and David X. Cohen series, which ran for four seasons from 1999 to 2003, was canceled by Fox after they severely-mishandled the show and moved it all over the TV schedule thanks to sporting events and not-so-bright executives. This didn’t sit well with fans, and as you know they’ve been fighting to get it back ever since. A fifth season in the form of four direct-to-DVD movies proved the fan-base was stronger than ever, and the sixth season was finally greenlighted almost one year before it’s scheduled return to your TV.
Click on over to check out the gruesome (yet still hilarious) first image from Futurama‘s return!