Futurama: Season 1 (1999)

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Critic Consensus: Good news, everyone! Futurama is an inventive, funny, and sometimes affecting look at the world of tomorrow.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Mar 28, 1999
2
Air date: Apr 4, 1999
3
Air date: Apr 6, 1999
4
Air date: Apr 13, 1999
5
Air date: Apr 20, 1999
6
Air date: Apr 27, 1999
7
Air date: May 4, 1999
8
Air date: May 11, 1999
9
Air date: May 18, 1999

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The first series of this sharply satiric animated comedy cocreated by Matt Groening ("Simpsons") begins with pizza delivery boy Philip J. Fry (voice of Billy West) accidently falling into a cryogenic freezer on New Year's Eve 1999 and waking up exactly 1,000 years later. He, one-eyed Leela (voice of Katey Sagal) and alcoholic robot Bender (voice of John DiMaggio) become the crew of the intergalactic delivery service Planet Express in the 31st century. Their adventures include making a delivery to an amusement park on the moon, rescuing animals on the planet Vergon 6, and escaping from Chapek 9, a planet inhabited by human-hating robots.

Cast

Billy West
as Fry/Prof. Farnsworth/Dr. Zoidberg
Katey Sagal
as Leela
John DiMaggio
as Bender
John DiMaggio
as Bender
Lauren Tom
as Amy Wong
Phil LaMarr
as Hermes Conrad
Phil LaMarr
as Hermes Conrad
Beastie Boys
as Themselves
Ron Popeil
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Futurama Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (12)

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.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's not quite the revelation that The Simpsons was, but Futurama contains enough inventiveness and heart to make it a worthy follow-up.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Dec 7, 2017 | Full Review…
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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.

Oct 25, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

It's now rightly recognized as one of the best animated comedies ever.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Jokes are funny, ironies are ironic, and all of the peripheral details offer bonus laughs -- even book covers, signs, newspaper headlines, and other bits of media featured in the background carry witticisms.

Apr 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I decided to embrace this show when Richard Nixon's disembodied head bit Fry on the arm.

Dec 7, 2017 | Full Review…

The most interesting thing about Fox's latest animated show, "Futurama," is that it's not very interesting.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Maybe "subversive" isn't the write word to describe the ending after all. The show's writers aren't trying to change the way people approach the medium. They're just finding humor by acknowledging truths that typically go unspoken.

Apr 19, 2018 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Futurama: Season 1

½

An enjoyable journey to discover life in New New York in year 3000. Essentially Simpsons in the future with adult themes.

SylvesterK

Super Reviewer

½

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.

DannM

Super Reviewer

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