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Futurama: Season 1 (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 31 st 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
Lauren Tom
as Amy Wong
Phil LaMarr
as Hermes Conrad
Phil LaMarr
as Hermes Conrad
Dick Clark
as Himself
Beastie Boys
as Themselves
Tom Kenny
as Robots
Ron Popeil
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Futurama: Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7)

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.

December 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.

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

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

December 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Futurama had it going on early. Not only does it look great, but the characters are well developed, the writing is solid and the jokes are funny.

November 1, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

"The Late Philip J. Fry" perfectly combined the best aspects of "Futurama": great sci-fi comedy and heart-rending emotions.

September 27, 2013 | Full Review…

If those 15 producers and their countless associates can bolster their good intentions with some more comic fire, this richly drawn show could become, if not a cultural watershed, at least a weekly habit.

December 8, 2017 | Full Review…

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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