The Futurama FAQ
Frequently asked Questions:
- When did Futurama first air?
- How many episode are there?
- Are there going to be any Futurama movies made?
- Are there any Futurama video games?
- Where can I download episodes?
- When does the next season start in the US?
- Are you sure FOX aired Futurama? I've never seen it there.
- Are there any Futurama comic books?
- Where can I download scanned Futurama comic books then?
- Is Futurama really cancelled?
- What's the song at the end of "Leela's Homeworld"?
- I keep seeing these 3ACV10 kind of things .. What's that?
- Do you know the full names of the characters?
- Is Futurama released on DVD or Video yet?
- What's better? Futurama or the Simpsons.
Q1: When did Futurama first air?
A1: It first aired 28th March 1999 on FOX in the USA.
Q2: How many episode are there?
A2: Up to now, there are 72 episode total. In addition, four made-for-DVD movies were produced such that they can be viewed as four episodes each.
Q3: Are there going to be any Futurama movies made?
A3: They already have been made. Their names are "Bender's Big Score", "The Beast with a Billion Backs", "Bender's Game", and "Into the Wild Green Yonder."
Q4: Are there any Futurama video games?
A4: UDS produced a Futurama game for the Xbox, PS2 and GameCube (GC Europe only) in 2003.
Q5: Where can I download episodes?
A5: Wouldn't know. Do not mail us about this, either.
Q6: When does the next season start in the US?
A6: Comedy Central plans on airing 13 new episodes mid 2010 and further 13 episodes the year after.
Q7: Are you sure FOX aired Futurama? I've never seen it there.
A7: Contrary to all rumour, it's not just rumour that FOX once aired Futurama. If you didn't see it, that might be because it had a very unstable schedule with sometimes months between new episodes. Other episodes were shown in progress or not at all due to sports running long. Promotion by FOX became less and less towards the end of the show.
Q8: Are there any Futurama comic books?
A8: Yes, Matt Groening's Bongo Comics publishs Futurama comics and some specials on a roughly bimonthly basis. You can reach them at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are collection books called "Futurama-O-Rama" with 4 issues each.
Q9: Where can I download scanned Futurama comic books then?
A9: See "Where can I download episodes?"
Q10: Is Futurama really cancelled?
A10: As of now, it isn't! But check back in a while...
Q11: What's the song at the end of "Leela's Homeworld"?
A11: "Baby Love Child" on the album "Made in USA" by "Pizzicato 5".
Q12: I keep seeing these 3ACV10 kind of things .. What's that?
A12: These are abbriviations for specific episodes. The first number tells for which production run the episode was made. The 'ACV' part has no real meaning but is uniquely assigned to Futurama by FOX. The numbers after that denote the number of the episode within the production run. Eg, 3ACV10 is the 10th Futurama episode in production run 3.
Q13: Do you know the full names of the characters?
A13: Not of all, but here are some: Philip J Fry, Turanga Leela, John Zoidberg, Bender Bending Rodriguez / Bending Unit 22, Hubert J. Farnsworth, Amy Wong, Hermes Conrad and Kif Kroker.
Q14: Is Futurama released on DVD or Video yet?
A14: Yes, all seasons have been released as Futurama DVD Volume 1 to Volume 4.
Q15: What's better? Futurama or the Simpsons.
A15: Silly you. Futurama.