Sunday, December 02, 2007

Back To the Future

Futurama’s back! I can finally emerge from the Angry Dome.

After several years spent sitting out in the cold like the late, lamented Seymour, we now have a new DVD. It’s not quite as flawlessly comic or surreally original as many of my favorite episodes (the DVD in question is essentially a full-length movie, and the switch from fresh 20-minute TV show to resuscitated zombie movie seems to have hurt the comedy timing and originality a little), but how many shows could be shockingly resurrected two years after being cancelled and still rock?

The four-year run of this show was as good as The Simpsons during any of its peak years, if with nerdier and blacker comedy, and any continuing incarnation of it, even as straight-to-DVD movies, is something about which to rejoice. It’s like if there were suddenly a brand-new Monty Python film or Hitchhiker’s Guide book. I hope it makes several thousand times as much money as that similarly-resurrected-but-colossally-less-good show The Family Guy.

WHOOooooooooo! WHOOOOOOOOoooooooo! Whoooooooo.

What smells like freaking porpoise hork?

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