Futurama

Sunday 30th August at 6pm on Sky1

FUTURAMA, the quick-witted animation from the mastermind behind The Simpsons, makes a much anticipated television return on Sunday 30th August at 6pm only on Sky1.

Set in the 31st century, Matt Groening’s FUTURAMA is sci-fi comedy at its very best.   Billy West voices Fry, the 20th century pizza delivery boy who awoke in the year 3000.  Katey Sagal voices Leela, the sexy cyclops who captains the Planet Express ship and is the object of Fry’s affections; and John DiMaggio voices Bender, the crude, rude alcohol-fueled robot.  As the Planet Express crew explore New New York City and the universe beyond, the latest FUTURAMA episodes promise to be as spectacularly silly as ever.

Get ready for more out-of-this-world humour with eight brand new episodes. In Bender’s Game, with fuel prices skyrocketing, the Planet Express crew set off on a dangerous mission: to infiltrate the world’s only dark-matter mine, source of all spaceship fuel.  But deep beneath the surface lies a far stranger place…a medieval land of dragons and sorcery and intoxicated knights who look suspiciously like Bender. With Leela transformed into a centaur, the gang soon become embroiled in a Lord of the Rings-esque mission in one of FUTURAMA’s greatest adventures.

The galactical laughs continue with Into The Wild Green Yonder.  In the most epic FUTURAMA ever, dark forces older than time itself are on the attack, hell-bent on stopping the dawn of a wondrous new green age. Even more shocking: Bender’s in love with a married fembot, and Leela’s on the run from the law – Zapp Brannigan’s law! Fry is the last hope of the universe, recruited for an ultra top-secret mission. Could this be the end of the Planet Express crew forever?

The latest Futurama adventures feature guest appearances from a whole host of celebrities including George Takei (Star Trek), rapper Snoop Dogg and Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy).

A huge hit with fans and critics alike, FUTURAMA is light years ahead of its rivals, scaling the heady heights of The Simpsons with its sharp-tongued wit and on-the-nose observations.

Don’t miss FUTURAMA, Sunday 30TH August at 6pm only on Sky1.

Matt Groening’s Futurama was cursed with the whole ‘it’s not as good as The Simpsons’ thing, which, taking a step back, is the most unfair comparison you can fling at a show. I mean, you don’t point at John Lennon’s solo work and puke in a bucket because it’s not as good as ‘I Am The Walrus’ do you? You do? Idiot.

Anyway, Futurama is every bit as good as The Simpsons, even if it’s completely different. It’s well written, tight as a drum and so funny at time that it can turn your insides into pâté. Pâté that keeps repeating on you and making you laugh all over again.

Well Futuramafans, the show is returning to our screens with brand new shows and brand spanking gags on Sunday 30th August at 6pm on Sky1.

For those of you who haven’t seen it yet (aka, those of you who have been living underground in a disused badger set), Futurama is set in the 31st century and stars Fry, the 20th century pizza delivery poindexter who awoke in the year 3000. There, he teams up with Leela (who most humans will have a weird crush on, despite the fact she’s a cyclops) and the astoundingly good Bender, who is crude and usually hammered on scotch.

First new episode, ‘ Bender’s Game’, we see that fuel prices have skyrocketed and the Planet Express crew set off on a dangerous mission: to infiltrate the world’s only dark-matter mine, source of all spaceship fuel.

Naturally, things don’t go to plan and they end up in a medieval land of dragons and sorcery and intoxicated knights who look suspiciously like Bender. Leela is transformed into a centaur and the gang soon become embroiled in a Lord of the Rings-esque mission…

The new shows, as ever, feature guest appearances from a whole host of celebrities including George Takei (Star Trek), Snoop Dogg and Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy). It should be great. It always is.

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