Friday, June 25, 2010

Futurama's back with a blast (or 5)!

Last night was a momentous occasion, the return of new episodes of Futurama! Though I see there are some new folks writing for the show, the two episodes felt like they were in fine form compared to "classic" Futurama. The first episode was kind of manic, mainly because of trying up the loose ends from the end of the last "movie."

The only downer for me was that it appears there is no (legal) online streaming of the new episodes, both Comedy Central's site and Hulu had no indication of planning to offer Futurama episodes. Futurama is basically the only reason I have not cancelled my cable, everything else I regularly watch is either on broadcast or streamed online, and the PC-to-TV streaming box I recently got means Hulu on my big-screen LCD instead of sitting at my PC. C'mon Viacom, get on the ball here. Futurama is a geek show, and geeks are watching online these days...

In any event, it's great to see the Planet Express crew back at it (with all their voices intact too!)