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as Fry/Prof. Farnsworth/Dr. Zoidberg
as Amy Wong
But what makes this show sublime is how it takes pride in courting a little-served audience - the uber nerds - with involved references to math and science.
It's not quite the revelation that The Simpsons was, but Futurama contains enough inventiveness and heart to make it a worthy follow-up.
Episode 7: While making a delivery to a planet of liquid beings Fry accidentally drinks the Emperor. Drinking the Emperor? I'd say the future of Futurama is pretty secure.
It has taken Matt Groening a full decade to create a followup series to his reliably riotous series, The Simpsons, but his new effort which is called Futurama and premieres on the same network this Sunday is worth the wait.
But for the dog episode alone, Futurama is an all-timer-and President Richard Milhous Nixon's pickled head in a jar elevates it into cynical, sharp art.
Audience Reviews for Futurama: Season 1
An enjoyable journey to discover life in New New York in year 3000. Essentially Simpsons in the future with adult themes.
From The Simpsons creator Matt Groening comes the animated sci-fi comedy Futurama. Smart and satirical, the show delivers a unique and edgy brand of comedy that's a lot of fun. Season 1 follows a pizza delivery boy named Fry who is accidentally cryogenically frozen on New Year's Eve 2000 and wakes up a thousand years later to a future that he never could have imagined. It's an interesting setup and the show does a good job at world building; creating colorful aliens and strange new technologies for the 31st century. And aside from its great cast of regular characters, some special guest stars stop by; including Leonard Nimoy, Pamela Anderson, and the Beastie Boys. Futurama's first season is wonderfully charming, and brilliantly spoofs the sci-fi genre.
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