Death by Snu-Snu: Futurama to Get Mashed Together With The Simpsons for a Crossover Episode Send-Off
But who will play the Great Gazoo!?
Oh no, Futurama is over! But it's back! But it's over! But it's back! Yes, Futurama is coming back one last time (again) for a Simpsons crossover of Flintstones/Jetsons proportions. The Family Guy/Simpsons crossover is getting a bit more crowded, as it'll serve up a delicious cameo of the week from Bob's Burgers.Read More
Good news, everyone!
As long as there are talented people like artist Alexy Zakharov, Futurama never has to die (or be captured by the sunset squad robots). Check his breathtaking reimagining of the skyline from the show's opening, and then look at a 360 view of his version of the Planet Express ship and his equally beautiful concept art for the clip after the jump. If only there were a convenient meme to express how I'd feel about paying to see more of this...Read More
As do we, incidentally.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a passionate 35-page dissent on today's Hobby Lobby mandate, condemning a ruling that will revoke thousands of women's contraceptive coverage.Read More
...and then walk it around WonderCon!
Tested.com just released a video chronicling the production of a life-like animatronic Zoidberg costume from effects artist Frank Ippolito. See how he brought a flat, simple cartoon character into the real world with impressive detail (including moving tentacles!) We want to hang out with real-life Zoidberg.Read More
Why Not Do It With Some Style?
This charming series is the work of Jeff Victor, whose art we've featured previously. If you have young ones this might benefit -- or an empty spot on your grown-up wall -- he's got a poster print available for sale. The V, W, and X panel makes for an interesting discussion piece on the signature outfits of female characters, wouldn't you say?Read More
Not all that glitters is gold
i'll just leave this here
Oh! I've made myself sad.
It's the last episode of Futurama ever tonight -- for real this time. What will you do with yourself once it's over? If you're like us, you'll probably head over to Youtube to watch Nerdist's Chris Hardwick interview series creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, as well as other members of the creative team and cast. We've got the feed waiting for you right here.Read More
Things We Saw Today
Only a few people in the whole universe can play that -- and they're not very good at it.
Ever wanted to tell your one-eyed girlfriend how much you love her, but without all those annoying words that get tangled up in your dumb 20th century brain? The holophonor would be able to help you with that -- you know, if it were real. One lucky client of Volpin Props is going to get pretty close, though, with this amazing replica of the Futurama prop.Read More
Oh Mah Glob Guys
Oh Mah Glob Guys
A selection of defining uses of technobabble in sci-fi and beyond
Technobabble -- the scientific-sounding gibberish that scientist characters spew in every episode of Star Trek -- is the dilithium crystal in the warp engine that makes science fiction run. It can get to ridiculous levels. Ron Moore steered clear of it in Battlestar Galactica because his Trek scripts filled up with [INSERT TECH HERE], but ultimately it's hard to get by without it. Technobabble generally does make sense on a superficial level, since there's so much speculative science out there that there's bound to be a field related to whatever the story requires. For better or for worse, take a look at the greatest ways technobabble has been put to use.Read More
Too bad it will never get produced! Oh... I made myself sad.
Putting together spec scripts for already-existing television shows is a great way for young and budding television writers to practice their skills -- kind of like fanfic that you can use to get a real job. Too bad rapper and slam poetry sensation George Watsky doesn't have a whole lot of time to get his Futurama spec script in the hands of producers, what with the show set to end at the beginning of September. In order to not deprive the world of his self-proclaimed magnum opus, he put the whole thing up on his website for us all to read instead. What a great headache with pictures he had!Read More
Things We Saw Today
What, you aren't always talking about Batman and Futurama on a constant loop?
Futurama is ending soon -- again. But before that, it looks like Matt Groening and crew are looking to get the most out of their final season, and that includes getting Batman stars Adam West and Burt Ward to do a special guest appearance on the show. They recently released images of the character models on the Comedy Central website, and they look sufficiently Batman-y to make me very happy about the state of the world. Admit it, you really have been hoping those two would get back together for another Return to the Batcave. I refuse to hear otherwise.Read More