Draw my Shiny Metal Ass (contest)

Think you can draw Fry better than anyone else? Or maybe Zapp, or Leela? Maybe even Nibbler... Well now's your chance to put your paint brush where you mouth is. Or something like that. Artxilla.com is looking for the best of the best, and if you're the best, you'll get season 4 of Futurama on DVD and a set of Toynami's Futurama I-men! Hell, even if you aren't the best, you might still have a chance of walking away with season 4 and a set of figures. The best 3 drawings all get both prizes. They may even throw in some runner-runner-runner-up prizes into the contest, so head on over to their contest page and submit your best Futurama drawing, contest ends October 7th.

PS, if you're having a hard time finding the 'submit entry' button...it's right here! (you have to register on their message board)

View comments | Sep 28th 2004 |

Ultimate Sci-fi Top 10

For UK readers and people from other places that are interested in late news: Bender ended up #3 in the Ultimate Sci-fi Top 10 show that was on Sky One today. Here's the top 5:

5. Kryten
4. C3PO & R2D2
3. Bender
2. The Terminator
1. False Maria

This was another crapworthy newstopic brought by your favourite slimmy.

View comments | Sep 27th 2004 |

New Matt Groening interview in EW

Matt Groening (Creator, Futurama, Simpsons) was interviewed in the September 10th issue of Entertainment Weekly - But hey, guess what? We nerdy computer people get an extended online-only version of the same interview thanks to ew.com. Here's a snippet:
Reruns get great ratings on the Cartoon Network. Any chance of a ''Family Guy''-like resurrection for ''Futurama''?
We're trying to figure it out. If we can do more episodes, we'd love to. It's a very ambitious show, and it's very expensive. That's been a sticking point. What [co-developer] David Cohen and I would love is to continue many of the stories we worked out in advance. All science-fiction epics have an underlying theme, which is ''things are not what they seem to be,'' and that was certainly the case with ''Futurama.'' David and I worked for a couple of years [planning the show] before we even pitched it, and we haven't revealed all of the secrets that are embedded in it. There are even characters that we created back in the beginning of the series that we never got around to introducing. It looks like a goofy cartoon, but the underlying science-fiction ideas are pretty good.
Remember to read this in context of our earlier report on come-back rumors. So please, don't post "OMG futurama iz teh back!!!! LOOLLZz" in the comments feature of this article.

View comments | Sep 25th 2004 |

TBS reruns futurama!

TBS will start rerunning futurama episodes on October 1st. They will not show new episodes though, but it's better than nothing

View comments | Sep 18th 2004 |

Rumours "utterly false"

As Andie reported a week ago, there have been some rumours about partially finished episodes which were said to have a good chance of getting into production. We had our reservations there. Today, "The Movie Hole" posted a new article which states:
At the time the show was put on hiatus by the network, there were multiple episodes in the early to 50% stage of development (of what was actually the fifth season of the show), and while these won

View comments | Sep 16th 2004 |

Futurama signing

Bill Morrison (Editor of Bongo Comics (Simpsons, Futurama), Art Director Futurama TV Show, Creator/Writer/Artist of "Roswell, Little Green Man") and Nathan Kane (Art Director of Bongo Comics (Simpsons, Futurama)) will be signing Futurama and Simpsons comic books at the Santa Barbara (CA, USA) Book Fair on September 18th (11AM, at the Metro Comics booth.) If you're not able to make it to the book fair, you can order a personalized signed copy of "Futurama-o-Rama," "Bartman: Best of," and/or "Simpsons on parade" on Metro's website for $14.99. Each one of those books carry 4 issues of either Futurama, Bartman, or Simpsons comics. Hurry though, if you want a signed copy, you have to pre-order it before the 17th of this month.

Futurama Adventures on sale and on sale
Futurama Adventures is now available in the US bookstores and online. Milehighcomics.com has it on sale for 8.95, which is an extremely nice price. If you're more comfortable with amazon.com, you can buy it for $10.47. Either way, you're getting 5 tasty Futurama comics out of the book. Futurama Adventures has #5, #6, #7, #8 and #9 in it. As for UK readers, expect Futurama Adventures to hit store shelves November 1st of this year.

View comments | Sep 15th 2004 |

And the Emmys go to...

... not Futurama, I'm afraid.

With two nominations for the 56th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards, Futurama lost in both categories.
While the episode "The Sting" had to give way for Samurai Jack's "The Birth of Evil" as Outstanding Animated Program (< 1h), the Outstanding Music and Lyrics Award went to "Until The Violence Stops" on Lifetime Television.

The Simpsons were also nominamted in these two categories and in addition had one nomination for "Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Dramatic Underscore)". That award went to "Star Trek: Enterprise".

Now the question is if it's good or bad that no Groening show "stole" the Emmy from the other...

View comments | Sep 13th 2004 |

Crazy Rumours

I've been getting heaps of mails about the following rumour. It claims that there is a 50% chance to futurama coming back, but no other sources have confirmed this yet. So we might be dealing with some hoax again, if there is more news about this I will inform you about it. But in the meantime, don't get your hopes up

View comments | Sep 10th 2004 |

Futurama Seasons 1-4 Complete Box Set

If you are a owner of all dvd boxes or you don't own any of them, this item is something for all. A dvdbox of all futurama seasons will be released on October 25. You can preorder the dvd box at amazon. There isn't much known about the box, but we will keep you posted on it. This ofcourse is for europe only

View comments | Sep 5th 2004 |

New futurama toys

Woo new futurama toys!
It seems like every toy company today has their own small figure line based upon the success of Japan's Kubricks. Toynami calls their I-Men, and they've recently released figures from a pair of licenses sure to delight fans of both series. The first is Futurama (Toynami, $8.00 SRP each), which they've done as two-packs containing a pair of figures and collectible metal coins featuring the characters license (which double as bases since the figures have magnetic feet). There are 6 sets currently available (Fry/Calculon, Bender/Robot Devil, Leela/Roberto, Zoidberg/Morbo, and Professor/URL)
read the whole article at IGN.

View comments | Sep 3rd 2004 |

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