Somehow this article slipped through my radar (or I just didn't check my emails for a month - hint hint, put "Futurama" in the title of your email and I'll read it quicker) but Matt Groening and David X. Cohen were interviewed last month by an Australian magazine that has some really great quotes from them. But to sum it up, they're very hopeful for the return of Futurama! Here's a tidbit:
There you have it people, Futurama's new production will start tomorrow No but seriously, it's not starting tomorrow. But we can hope it will start soon. If you'd like to read the entire article, click on over to Off the Planet - TV & Radio.
"Three months ago, I would have said we were going to start tomorrow," says writer David X. Cohen, who collaborated with Groening on Futurama. "And one month ago I would also have said we were going to start tomorrow. So ..." He pauses. "My current estimate is that we're starting tomorrow."
-Edit: Don't jump to the highest cloud with joy yet, though. Futurama has NOT been signed for production yet.
News from way over in Kangeroo-land: Ausie fan Beckie has told me that a channel in her country is showing Futurama twice a week (Wed & Fri) after the Simpsons at 8PM. Not bad, eh? UPDATE: The Sydney Morning herald reports: "The surprise hit is Futurama [...] Averaging a million viewers, it has become the program most watched by people aged 16-39."
Futurama Comics #24
Things From Another World currently have available for pre-order Futurama Comics #24 for $2.69. The issue will get released March 22nd. While you're on the site, be sure to notice the good deals regarding their Futurama Pop-Out People and Leela Bendy figure, which are 50 and 60% off retail price. Not bad, not bad at all.
In the tradition of Futurama's annual 'Anthology of Interest' episodes, Bongo Comics presents an issue of inquisitive inquiries and questionable queries that will boggle the mind and flummox the brain when Professor Farnsworth's What If Machine reveals the alternate pasts, presents, and futures of the Planet Express crew. Witness the Santa Robot's reign of terror when we dare answer the question 'What if it was X-mas every day?' Then experience Fry's life from another point of view when he poses the question, 'What if my life was more like a sit-com?'