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Great News, Everyone!! Sunday Brings To Comedy Central The 1st New FUTURAMA Since 2003!!

Published at: March 23, 2008, 3:32 a.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!!

Just a reminder that the direct-to-DVD “Futurama” movie “Bender’s Big Score” has been broken up into four episodes that hit Comedy Central tonight. It’s about, among other things, naked aliens and their lust for the Nobel Prize. Sarah Silverman and Al Gore guest star! 8 p.m. Sunday. Comedy Central. I am – Hercules!!

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  • March 23, 2008, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Second

    by odo19

  • March 23, 2008, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Sad...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    It's not much of a victory getting it back when you found the result woefully unfunny...

  • March 23, 2008, 2:39 a.m. CST

    I just hope...

    by Wingnut1A

    that Hedonism-bot is in it. =)

  • March 23, 2008, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Twiki's enjoying his view of Erin Gray.

    by Flim Springfield

  • March 23, 2008, 3:26 a.m. CST

    I no longer endorse cable but I will definitely

    by logicalnoise01

    buy these via IPtv(XBL probably), and I already bought the DVD. The TV version is supposed ot have some extras so I'll keep an eye.

  • March 23, 2008, 5:57 a.m. CST

    I agree with Zoidberg

    by zacdilone

    Futurama is my favorite animated comedy of all time, but "Bender's Big Score" didn't hold my interest.

  • March 23, 2008, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Oh come on, Silverman has like two lines in one scene.

    by Horseflesh

    I mean it's great that they brought her back to voice her character but she's hardly worth mentioning as a draw.

  • March 23, 2008, 6:28 a.m. CST

    "the result woefully unfunny"

    by newc0253

    nah, it wasn't woefully unfunny. it just wasn't as funny as it might have been.<p> i have faith that the second movie will bring the funny more.

  • March 23, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST

    More Robot Devil!

    by Sparhawk38

    The title pretty much says it...

  • March 23, 2008, 6:52 a.m. CST

    BENDER!

    by travis-dane

    Best Robot Ever!

  • March 23, 2008, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Now this wasn't as funny as the show was

    by photoboy

    I always hear that since Family Guy came back from cancellation that it's not as funny, but I think it's even funnier at times e.g. Stewie telling Brian he wrecked Lois' vagina on the way out. But this Futurama movie... it really isn't funny. The first 10 minutes or so are quite funny, but after that it's like they ran out of jokes and the rest is just boring and unfunny plot.

  • March 23, 2008, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Newc0253...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. I got so bored 20 minutes in that I started browsing the internet while watching it. But I do have A.D.D. and overly high expectations. Also did anyone else feel the spam/spyware angle was dated? I think anything that involves the internet gets old in about 5 minutes (Simpsons writers take note).

  • March 23, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST

    "What's the matter, your tail is wagging."

    by Osmosis Jones

    A whoop-whoop-whoop.

  • March 23, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Bender's Big Score was flat-out terrific

    by Osmosis Jones

    But, then again, I'm a hopeless Fry/Leela shipper, and have a soft spot for movies involving a man travelling through time for a woman (Terminator, 12 Monkeys, Deja Vu, ect.). That said, I'm surprised how many Futurama fans have dissed BBS. It's great!

  • March 23, 2008, 8:07 a.m. CST

    So...

    by Darkman

    I'm the only one who liked it? <br><br> Creepy. I'll certainly be watching it tonight.

  • March 23, 2008, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Awesome news

    by movieman742

    but when I heard that it was new episodes I was kinda hoping like 100% new and not the movie. But I haven't seen the movie so I'm pretty stoked either way. IT'S NEW FUTURAMA!!! They need to get their act together and produce a short new season just to show the that it's still hugely popular, more so now than it was on I bet.

  • March 23, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Umm Herc...

    by robotdevil

    According to my DVR, tonight at 8 they are playing Bender's Big Score - the Movie... NOT the episodes derived from it. Do you know something time-warner cable doesn't??? PS ROBOT DEVIL RULES! HOW DELICIOUSLY IRONIC!

  • March 23, 2008, 9:17 a.m. CST

    If this is all we're getting...

    by Qui-Gon

    they should have each movie be a parody of another scifi work. An Alien parody or Blade Runner

  • March 23, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    What a bunch of low attention span morons!

    by CaptainBass

    I don't mean to sound cheeky here but not funny? NOT funny? Are you people idiots or what? BBS was one of the funniest things I've seen in years with an actual plot that wasn't dumbed down! Maybe that's why so many of you muppets didn't like it? "Duh me not understand time travul me surf inturnet instead until bad thing goes away, der!" I loved the Simpsons movie but BBS was a squillion times better! "Sweet Photons. I don't know whether you're waves or particles, but you go down smooth!" I can't wait for the next one. And no more parodies of other flicks. It's been done to death.

  • March 23, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Hardly...CaptainBass...

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    Actually the plot was more confused than confusing. Confusing is when the audience doesn't know what's going on. Confused is when the makers don't ;-p

  • March 23, 2008, 9:52 a.m. CST

    TroutMask

    by CaptainBass

    I followed it, all the guys I watched it with followed it (except one guy who came in half-way through but we'll excuse him as the plot isn't exactly simple and he is actually a bit daft). I don't think Groening & Co have a plot problem but maybe you do? If the time-travel story is going over your head why are you watching a sci-fi comedy? Try sticking your head into a "Hawking Hole" and perhaps all will become clear! ...and now back to EVERYONE LOVES HYPNOTOAD!

  • March 23, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    Way better than the Simpsons Movie

    by mayorofsimpleton

    and pretty good in its own right. What do you guys want? Sheesh! It was funny, it was better than some of Futurama's worst episodes...so we can call it average Futurama. Oh yeah, and it was NEW AFTER IT WAS CANCELLED. NEW AVERAGE FUTURAMA...sounds pretty great to me you jerkoffs!

  • March 23, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Bender's Big Score was Mediocre at Best

    by ChrisTuckersOnlyFan

    get ready for a re-cancel.

  • March 23, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    CaptainBass...Again...;-p

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    I'm relatively indifferent to the time travel plotting it actually wasn't that complicated. It's the humour that I found lacking and the slipshod plotting. It also played rather loose with continuity and the character's personalities.

  • March 23, 2008, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I thought it was some of the top work of the franchise.

    by Horseflesh

    And if you disagree your opinion is wrong.

  • March 23, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Such a great series!

    by Sparhawk38

    I didn't like BBS as much as the series, but I still love it. I would take average Futurama over almost anything else. "Your play lacks subtlety...You can't just have your characters saying how they feel! That makes me feel AANNGRYY!" God I love Futurama.

  • March 23, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    ALL HAIL HYPNOTOAD!!!

    by br1947

  • March 23, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    It was great but

    by Iamagoodguy

    I felt that it was not as rich as your average 22 minute episode. It felt like they had a fairly interesting idea but then had to stretch it to 88 minutes. It still totally ruled but it just felt like it was lacking in some way.

  • March 23, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Hypnotoad loves you. Behold...

    by robogeek.com

    http://r33b.net/

  • March 23, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    I thought the movie was incredible...

    by Lenny Nero

    ...but I always appreciate the episodes and stories that are more based around ideas and heart than mere gag set-ups, and BBS is an emotional wallop to anybody who actually cares about these characters.

  • March 23, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    futurama

    by nobletoast13

    Futurama is easily the most consistently brilliant of all the animated shows out there. South Park may spray genius every so often but they still have episodes like Guitar Queer-O that rely on one joke throughout to carry the episode, which is funny don’t get me wrong. Simpson’s has totally lost it and Family Guy was never in that league anyway. I haven’t seen this yet and I’m angry they made this, I just get the feeling they’d ruin it and judging from the lukewarm comments I’d say my intuition was right. Unless you can make it grade-A Futurama then don’t taint the legacy of what has to be one of the greatest Science-Fiction shows ever made period. Even one of the best comedies’s ever made. That said, I’m still going to fold and buy it when it’s released over here.

  • March 23, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    ChrisTuckersOnlyFan, bite my shiny metal ass

    by BrowncoatJedi

    Your monicker says it all. And shame on any Futurama fan who didn't already buy this on DVD.

  • March 23, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Way BETTER than the Simpsons

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • March 23, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    When is Al Gore cool?

    by Reilly

    "Finally, I get to save the earth with deadly lasers instead of deadly slideshows" when he makes fun of himself in this show. How could you not love it?

  • March 23, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Maybe not hilarious

    by BizarroJerry

    But, yeah, they figured when you have a movie length, make it a story, and give it a little more depth. It's not as good as the best of the series, but it's not a big downturn like, say, The Simpsons has taken. There's lots of details and old character and episode references for fans who've watched them all many times over. And the confusing nature of all the timetraveling and multiple versions of characters was, I thought, a bit of a Sci-Fi parody. And this won't be "re-cancelled". These episodes are basically showing the movies (maybe something added) and a few more DVD's are coming.

  • March 23, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Bender Vs Twiki

    by pokadoo

    "Bidi-Bidi-Bidi-Bite my Shiny Metal Ass, Buck".

  • March 23, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I so illegally downloaded it already.

    by Smashing

    Best Futurama ever, roll out the rest.

  • March 23, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Bought the DVD ages ago...

    by ZeroCorpse

    So I don't see why I'd put up with watching it with commercials inserted. <p> It's cool that it's on--- but it would be cooler if it were NEW, never-before-seen episodes. <p> And Herc-- Thanks for this news. I rip on you, but I do appreciate it when you give us something like this.

  • March 23, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    you're wrong

    by cheifchirpa3000

    the movie was awesome. nothing's changed, it was just 4 new episodes in a row. the opening was classic, hedonism bot was amazing, fry and leelu, bender and the professor. nuff said.

  • March 23, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    The Bender "bidi bidi bidi" joke--

    by ZeroCorpse

    Was done better on "Venture Bros." -- But I do love me some Futurama.

  • March 23, 2008, noon CST

    Erin Gray

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Still spank-worthy after all these years...

  • March 23, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST

    i hate to say this..

    by soup74

    but being a huge futurama fan, i have to agree with most of the people here. the movie was a little lackluster. although i did enjoy it. it was fun to see the characters ive come to love again, and it was interesting how they made a shit-ton of references for the hardcore fans, however i think they forgot to add a little more 'funny' to the mix.

  • March 23, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Futurama's Greatest Hits

    by robotdevil

    I also have to agree the movie was a bit of a comedown from the old episodes. The biggest problem with Bender's Big Score is that it plays more like a Futurama's Greatest Hits episode than a real story. Almost every scene in the movie has an "homage" to some previous episode in it, but there's not much in what's original to the movie that's all that memorable or funny. It works more on a "oh, I liked that character" or "I remember that episode" level than as a movie really.

  • March 23, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Even if the movie is a bit lackluster...

    by br1947

    it's still 90% awesome. And besides, how long has it been since they made the last episode? It takes some time to get warmed up and back in the groove, and when the series left off, they were consistantly knocking them out of the park, you can't just jump back into it like that. I'm excited, all glory to Hypnotoad!

  • March 23, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Erin Gray & Linda Carter were the Bomb

    by mistergreen

    OMG.. they were hot.

  • March 23, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Not as good as Simpsons movie, but very well done

    by TallBoy66

    I thought they were both funny and had good stories, but the Simpsons movie had WAYYYY better animation. 3-D portions aside, the character animation in Bender's Big Score was worse than the TV series.

  • March 23, 2008, 1:25 p.m. CST

    And Bender's Big Score was hilarious the first 15 minutes

    by mistergreen

    But not so much after that.

  • March 23, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I will watch this with my eyes

    by INWOsuxRED

    Thanks for posting something useful.

  • March 23, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    "Erin Gray in Season One of Buck Rogers..."

    by fiester

    "Or Erin Gray in Season Two of Buck Rogers?" <b> <b> Ah, Chef, you are missed.

  • March 23, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    big score is terrific

    by imageburn13

    everything in it is classic futurama. The time travel paradoxes addressed in this alone are brilliant!

  • March 23, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST

    "Best Robot... EVER!" - Really?

    by Napoleon Park

    @ AICN [tm] Travis-Dane, at 6.52.03, stated - no doubt with ironic Comic Book Guy inflection - "BENDER! Best Robot Ever!"<p>In the face of the great news of Bender and companies return to prime time television, a bit of hyperbole can be excused. but Bender Bending Rodriguez as the best robot ever? Really? What about...<p>Adam Link (Eando Binder, 1939-42) - AI (movie, lead character and various) - Andrew (Bicentennial Man) - Andy (Dark Tower V) - The Anne-Droid (Dr. Who) - April (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer) - Aqua (Heartbeeps) - Ash (Alien) - ASMIO (Real robot being sold in Japan) - Astroboy (anime) - Baileys (Cleopatra 2525) - Bishop (Aliens) - Boris the Bear - Box ("Logan's Run") - B9 (Lost In Space robot) - Brainiac (Superman villain) - Brainiac 5. (animated version) - Buffybot (Buffy, the Vampire Slayer) - Buttobi CPU (anime) - Cam-bot (MST3K) - Chii the Persecom/Persecon (Chobits - anime) - Commando-Elite (Small Soldiers) - C-3PO (Star Wars) - Crow. T. Robot (MST3K) - Cylons (Battlestar Galactica) - Data (Star Trek: the Next Generation) - Decepticons (Transformers' enemies) - Dr. Doom robots - Doctor Robotnik (Sonic The Hedgehog) - Dot Matrix (Spaceballs) - Electro (the Twelve) - Elektro (Westinghouse robot, 1939 World's Fair) - Emily (mother, Tin Man) - Energizer Bunny - Energons (small press robot super-heroes) - Felix Flanken and Francesca (Mad Monster Party) - Fembots (Austin Powers) - Fembots (Bionic Woman) - Fi (The Lost Saucer) - Frankenstein Jr. - Fum (the Lost Saucer) - Gigantor (anime) - Giant Robot (Johnny Sokko's Robot) - Giskard (Asimov) - Go-Bots (alternate trade name for Transformers) - Gorgonites (Small Soldiers) - Gort (Klaatu's robot) - Gothic Lolita - Gunslinger ("Westworld"/"Futureworld") - Gypsy (MST3K) - Hand Maid May (anime) - Hank (father, Tin Man) - Hector ("Saturn 3") - Helen O'Loy (Lester Del Rey, 1928) -Helper (Gyron Gearloose) - H.E.L.P.eR (Venture Bros) - H.E.R.B.I.E. (Fantastic Four cartoon) - Huey Dewey & Louie ("Silent Running") - Hymie the Control robot (Get Smart) - I, Robot (various) - The Iron Giant - Jet Jaguar ("Godzilla V.S. Megalon") - Keyop (android, Battle of the Planets) - K-9 (Doctor Who) - Lenore the "lovebot" (Serenity) - Machine Man 1 (Marvel super-hero) - Machine Man 2 (toy) - The Mad Thinker's Awesome Android (FF) - Maria (Metropolis) - Mars Pathfinder (real robot sent to Mars) - Marvin the Paranoid Android (Hitch-Hiker's Guide) - M.E.C.H.A. (mid-'80s comic book series) - Mecha-Godzilla - Mechanical Owl (Clash Of Titans) - Mechani Kong ("King Kong Escapes") - Mega Man (Nintendo game) - Megatron (Transformers villain) - Metal Men (Iron, Lead, Gold, Mercury, Tin, Platinum - Metal Robot that eats old people's medicine for fuel - (SNL commercial parody) - Microtron (Micronauts) - Mr. Machine (toy) - Neutro (Dell comic) - New Cylon (Battlestar Galactica remake) - Number Five (Short Circuit 1 and 2) - R. Daneel Olivaw (Asimov) - OMEGA-IDAK (Lost In Space) - Optimus Prime (Transformers) - "The Phone Company" androids (The President's Analyst) - Rem (Logan's Run tv series) - Replicants (Blade Runner) - Rhoda The Robot (My Living Doll) - Robot Ants (Beanie and Cecil) - Robot Devil (Futurama) - Robotman 2 (comic strip) - Rock-Em Sock-Em Robots (toy) - Rosie the Maid (Jetsons) - 1-Rover-1 (robotic dog, battle of the Planets) - Robbie (Asimov) - Robby The Robot - Robo-Kong (toy) - Robert the Robot (Fireball X-L5) - "Robots" (animated movie) - Rog-2000 (E-Man back-up feature) - Ro-Man ("Robot Monster") - Rommie (Andromeda) - R2D2 (Star Wars) - Rusty The Boy Robot - evil robot Santa suit (Invader Zim) - Santa Claus (Futurama) - 790 (Lexx) - 7-Zark-7 (robot, Battle of the Planets) - Skeets (Booster Gold's sidekick) - Superman robots - Terminator - Terminator Model 101 - Tik-Tok of Oz - Tom Servo (MST3K) - T-1000 (shape-morphing Terminator) - Transformers - T-X (the Terminatrix) - Twikki (Buck Rogers tv series) - Ulysses (Making Mr. Right) - Unitron (U-People) - Urkelbot - Val (Heartbeeps) - Viking Lander (landed on Mars in 1976) - V.I.N.C.E.N.T. (The Black Hole) - Voltron - Voyager 1 (N.A.S.A. robot sent to explore Saturn) -WALL-E - Woofer and Tweeter (evil musical robots from The Bugaloos) -<p>If you definition of roboots extends to the robot/human hybrids known as Cyborgs then you have to include: Adam (cyborg-human-demon hybrid monster villain, Buffy) - Batou (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) -Bionic Woman - The Borg - Cybermen - Cyborg (Teen Titans) -Dalek - Darth Vader - Deathlok - Iron Man - Motoko Kusanagi (The Major) (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) - Misty Knight - Robocop - Robotman 1 (Doom Patrol) - Rom, Spacekight - Shardik (Dark Tower III) - Tin Woodsman of Oz - $6,000,000 Man -<p>If you include men or entitites in robotic armored Knight suits (and why would you?) there's:Baron Karza - Ben Grimm in Thing suit - Lex Luthor in power suit - Ripley in power lifter suit (Aliens) <p>If you include Intelligent vehicles there's: K.A.R.R. (Knight Rider) - K.I.T.T. (Knight Rider) - Andromeda (spaceship) <p>When it comes to Super-Computers what about: AADVARK the computer - Colossus (The Forbin Project) - Doomsday Device (Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) - Guardian (The Forbin Project) - Hal 9000 - The General (evil computer, The Prisoner) - orbital super-computer (OMAC) - Ripley (War Games II) - Skynet (Terminator) - WOPR (war operation plan response - War Games)<p>And if you include Remote devices how about: Spider Slayer<p>[for the purposes of compiling this list the subtle diffeences between androids and robots have been deliberately ignored. Feel free to parse the list to suit your needs.) I suspect a careful perusal of the above will provide you with a number of suitable alternate nominees for the title "Best Robot Ever!".

  • March 23, 2008, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Napoleon Park... woah...

    by br1947

    <p>"What ever you say dude..."</p><p>:::slowly backs toward the door:::</p><p>Seriously, I thought I was a scifi nut... I stand corrected... damn... lol</p>

  • March 23, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    nobletoast

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    I wouldn't put too much stock in any particular comments around here about the movie. I personally thought it was incredible and everyone I know feels the same.

  • March 23, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Napoleon Park.

    by Gilkuliehe

    Re: Bender "Best Robot... EVER - Really?" I read your whole nerdy list and the answer is: Yes. Really.

  • March 23, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Napoleon Park, your list

    by torgosPizza

    included Voyager 1 - a NASA satellite. I think you used a bit too general a definition of "robot". Either it's way too obvious to me, or you're completely clueless... but a satellite cannot tell you to bite its shiny metal ass, nor was it a character on a TV show. Maybe you just forgot that you're on AICN, and not "Beat the Geeks."

  • March 23, 2008, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Torgo, BR, Gilk...

    by Napoleon Park

    Actually that list was compiled by the members of the Jump The Shark Yahoo! group and used for a project I was working on for the "ROBOTCORE: Our Animatronic Friends" art show at the Etage Bleu gallery last December.<p>As co-moderator of the group I didn't think it was my place to edit the list, which is why robots fictional and real world and androids are lumped in together.<p>Bender did make it into the "Our Robot Friends" 40 page mini-comic I produced and published under the Nice Day Comix imprint as my contributionn to the project, but the cover spot was saved for Julie Newmar's "Rhoda" the robot from "My Living Doll" because you always remember the robot who gave you your first orgasm. Don't you?<p>[Does that enhance my sci-fi geek/AICN nerd cred, the fact that a robot gave me my first orgasm?]

  • March 23, 2008, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Mind Boggling

    by SecretNerd

    I have been an Aint It Cool reader for quiet some time and I have never felt the need to sign up, or talkback. But this subject has been bothering for quite some time. I have been a futurama fan for a long time, ever since it aired actually. I have loved everything about futurame and was looking forward to this movie. The movie was in my hands a week after it came out and I absolutely loved it. I naively thought that all futurama fans would feel the same way, and it turns out I was wrong. I cannot understand what you people hate about this movie. To me it is everything a fan would love and then some. Someone said that the movie was just full of homages. The movie a has quite a bit of references, but I absolutely loved them. I thought of them a wink and a nod to us fans. I think they worked great and thought fans would appreciate them, I guess I was the only one. Stop being so jaded!

  • March 23, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Napoleon Park, I salute you!

    by br1947

    You are challenging Head Geek for the title... lol!

  • March 23, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    "You win again, gravity"

    by xannibal

    Futurama gets a talkback? All is right with the world again.

  • March 23, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    I wanted to love BENDER'S BS

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Just couldn't. It didn't share the TV series' proclivity for tickling the intellect. It was a mess. Still, anything is better than FAMILY GUY (I'm seriously sick of Stewie), which is nothing more than "black-out" burlesque schtick--makes me yearn for BULLWINKLE (Jay Ward wouldn't be appreciated by the FG potatoes; anyone else remember FRACTURED FAIRY TALES?).

  • March 23, 2008, 7:06 p.m. CST

    I love Lars

    by SecretNerd

    I think that's a great story line. Anywho, since the announcement of new futurama, they have said many times they were going to movies first, then episodes.

  • March 23, 2008, 7:43 p.m. CST

    I don't get the dislike for BBS

    by sambrook

    I thought it was excellent. Not quite up there with classic episodes but certainly good enough to be up there with the average episode. The plot wasn't confusing or confused (a cheap jab - it's obvious the creators knew exactly what they were doing, wacth the extras or listen to the commentary) - it's densly plotted but anyone attacking it for that deserves to have quality like that taken away from them. The franchise returns, ups the ante with a storyline more complex than expected for an animated film and people turn on it? To quote Maeby from Arrested Development "Why are we even going after this idiot demographic?". I don't want to sound like I smug arsehole and be all "I got it, you didn't" because I really didn't think there was anything to get until I came on the internet after watching it and people were complaining they couldn't keep up. <p>It's not perfect but it's ambitious and, for the most part, it works - the payoffs are incredible for anyone emotionally involved with the characters - especially after it gets passed the back-slapping skits of the first 15 minutes and gets going. It takes what was good about the series and moves it into its next stage. Everything about it feels like a natural progression and, while I'll admit there aren't as many laughs-per-minute as, say, Roswell That Ends Well, it's still far, far better than that Stewie Griffin Movie we got. Besides, this one felt like they were steering the franchise into its new home of DVD movies - lots of set-up and reintroduction. I have full confidence the next three will be all-out fantastic. Well until the fourth one tries to write a clever and emotional conclusion to the franchise and the same folk turn on it again for trying.

  • March 23, 2008, 7:49 p.m. CST

    Season 1 Erin Gray was great

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    She kind of wussed out in Season 2. The meaty sidekick stuff she had was taken over by Hawk.

  • March 23, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    BBS...

    by Toulon

    was really for the fans . . . there were so many references throughout, and random characters that popped up, that you could tell this was for the folks who helped get this show back on the air. The entire opening sequence, right through the theme song, was ABSOLUTELY meant to be seen in a theatre with a thousand screaming Futurama fans . . . when Bender yells "WE'RE BACK, BABY!!" I just about lost it . . . starting applauding on the spot.<p>I'll definitely be watching tonight, as I believe it will be a little different from the DVD . . . not much, but some. Shit, I'll have every TV on that channel I possibly can just to help the ratings!<p>I LOVE FUTURAMA!!

  • March 23, 2008, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Toulon

    by Gilkuliehe

    I hear you man. I almost exploded when the ambulence siren became the Futurama opening credits. "It won't stay dead" brought a tear to my eye. And I'm one tough mother fucker. I LOVE FUTURAMA TOO! I really mean this: Fuck the haters.

  • March 23, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    DEATH TO ALL HATERS!

    by SecretNerd

    the only things that bothered me a litter were the two musical numbers. they seemed a little out place. but that is no reason to hate this wonderful movie.

  • March 23, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Too bad

    by BackwardGalaxy

    It's too bad. I LOVE Futurama, but Bender's Big Score was just boring and depressingly unfunny. Here's to hoping the next movie is better.

  • March 23, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    "With your God as my witness...

    by Mockingbuddha

    BBS kicked all kinds of ass!!" I have a disagreement with a bunch of the fans though as I thought the opening just broke the fourth wall too much, I really didn't start to get that ol' Futurama feeling until they all got naked on the beach. I loved it and can't wait for BWABBs. Plus,< SPOILER >sweet parka of antarctica, Seymour got a happy ending!!! If you didn't get teary eyed the first time you saw the end of Jurassic Bark then you don't understand how important that was to us dog people.

  • March 23, 2008, 9:28 p.m. CST

    I'm ordering that buck rogers man!

    by jamazio

    I mean I aint no big fan but for THAT price and like 1800 mins of pure crap entertainment how can you refuse? Mmmm biggy biggy biggy!

  • March 23, 2008, 10:18 p.m. CST

    I loved BBS.

    by raw_bean

    It wasn't consistently up to the standards of the best of Futurama all the way through, but it had many moments of genius huge emotional payoff for fans and overall was decent Futurama, which means great. I think the problem is that after all this time people only remember the absolute highlights of the series, and comparing it to what you remember of the very best bits from all four seasons is unfair. Fantastic though the series was, it had many episodes that were lesser quality than BBS, just in the natural course of its ups and downs.

  • March 23, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    BBS sucked balls

    by sharki

    I loved Futurama. I watched the reruns religiously on Cartoon Network and watched this on DVD back when it first came out. I watched it again tonight and my opinion didn't improve with a second viewing. There wasn't a single joke that worked, and it was obvious that the writers were disparately trying to cram every character they could into the show regardless if it made sense or not. I mean how could the characters forget that Santa lived on Neptune! The Scammers thing felt more like a public service announcement than a plot device "Don't forget to never share personal information over the internet". And the whole Lela/Fry/Lars angel didn't work for me, it seemed forced. Futurama was a great show but if BBS is what we can expect then it should have stayed canceled.

  • March 23, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Aww crap

    by BrandLoyalist

    Play it again you filthy bastards

  • March 23, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST

    YOU WATCHED IT...

    by Osmosis Jones

    ...YOU CAN'T *UN*-WATCH IT!

  • March 23, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Leela's ass is bitchin'

    by Osmosis Jones

  • March 24, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Nothing like the old show

    by bullet3

    Go back and watch the first Futurama episode. These were genuine characters you cared about, with sincere problems, Leela was stuck at her dead-end job, bender wanted to kill himself, Fry was depressed with his life. There was heart in the show, just seeing Fry discover the future. Now they're just trying to be like family guy, a show I increasingly despise for ruining comedy shows. Now, Instead of a character story with inventive looks at the future, we get a stupid string of non-sensical pop-culture references and old characters. Huge dissapointment.

  • March 24, 2008, 12:37 a.m. CST

    sharki...

    by Toulon

    If you religiously watched the episode 'That's Lobstertainment' over and over again in reruns, I'm pretty sure you can't say ANYTHING bad about BBS!!

  • March 24, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Mostly good

    by INWOsuxRED

    I agree with some of the haters that they did way too much self congradulating (the endless FOX bashing and cramming in every old character even if they didn't fit with the story), then there was the really good time traveling story, and some great lines that felt just like the old show. Hopefully the next one will be over patting itself on the back and leave out the stuff they forced into this one. It held up much better than I expected, particularly after reading all the luke-warm reviews.

  • March 24, 2008, 1:18 a.m. CST

    I watched it with a group of about 20 people...

    by Antz

    Some thought it was just OK, most thought it was pretty lame alas.

  • March 24, 2008, 2:48 a.m. CST

    It was good.

    by JKrow21

    Could have done without the whole Fry/Whale storyline but all in all, it was a solid return.

  • March 24, 2008, 3:09 a.m. CST

    If you don´t think BBS is funny...

    by CuervoJones

    Meet the Spartans is for you!

  • Long time Futurama fan, loved the DVD, which may not have been 100% at all times but was above and beyond what me and many fellow futurama fan rriends of mine hoped for. The BBS haters should remember that even at its best, the show had its mediocre alongside its most fantastic, and so long as you compare it to the collection of best parts alone, nothing new will ever top it..

  • March 24, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Just a Question

    by Baralatar

    Has anyone else noticed that the background to aicn looks like the Shroud of Turin?

  • March 24, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    kiff, shield my thighs

    by nobletoast13

    Just saw this through a 100% legal source and thought it was great. Not up to standard with the best episodes but still worthy. I think the next movies will be better since this seemed like they where trying to throw as many past references and characters into the mix over telling an actual story. Still great, but I expect the next ones to be better.

  • March 24, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Twiki's head..

    by VimFuego

    ..Looks like the top of my cock.

  • March 24, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Comedy Central's "new season"

    by Reel American Hero

    Is just going to be this movie, and the upcoming other dtv sequals, broken up into episodes. As a futurama fan this is the lamest thing I've ever heard of. I'd rather just watch and/or own the movies when they're released on dvd. I've already got BBS, so I was not watching last night.

  • March 24, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    To the haters

    by kingofpleasures

    You are obviously confused and aroused

  • March 24, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    VimFuego- -

    by ZeroCorpse

    Your knob is shiny and metallic with a childlike face on the front? <p> Or are you just saying that to impress Den?

  • March 24, 2008, 1:32 p.m. CST

    All those claiming "to the haters"

    by Brians Life

    You're idiots and somehow "haters" yourselves. Hating a bad movie is not being "a hater". I fucking LOVE Futurama...better than the Simpsons on MANY levels..but BENDER'S BIG SCORE was not a good movie. Not eve good in a "it's better than what's passing for entertainment" way...it was just bad. The movie was much more tame than any episode of the seried I'd seen. And while it was NICE to see all those callbacks from the series, it didn't make up for the bad jokes, dumb storyline and annoying villians. It was bad. Get past it.

  • March 24, 2008, 2:06 p.m. CST

    I can't watch Futurama on CC...

    by GiggityGoo

    Don't know why, it just seems like sacrilege, after all the joy I got from its legendary run on Adult Swim. Plus, the Comedy Central promos make it sound like just another retarded wacky cartoon. Can't wait for the next movie, though... "Bender's Big Score" was great!

  • March 24, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    ZeroCorpse

    by VimFuego

    You have me confused, Gary Glitter is the one with a childlike face on the end of his cock. I can never do enough to impress Den.

  • March 24, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Jamie Lee Curtis saying "Fuck Rogers"

    by Drath

    was the highlight of the Buck Rogers series. Well that and Erin Gray in that white space suite. Other than that (Curtis said it, don't let the repeated denials fool you), it was pretty awful. The pilot movie and openning credits were kind of fun though, and it warmed my heart when South Park parodied it. Shoulda been a funner show by miles. Is it too late to do it over with Ben Browder or Nathan Fillion? They've remade Knight Rider (I think, was that just a TV movie?) and the Bionic Woman for shit's sake. And someone needs to pave over the crap that is Sci-Fi's Flash Gordon show. _____________________________________ Oh yeah, yay to more Futurama! I hope this lives up to the wait.

  • March 24, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    GiggityGoo

    by INWOsuxRED

    Comedy Central also makes it hard to watch because they don't play the end theme, and they even put advertisements over the begining message last night. Four "episodes" I've never seen before, and they covered up parts of two of the four messages.

  • March 25, 2008, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Bender's Big Score

    by Stevie Grant

    wasn't great, though it would have made a great episode. But, it still had Bender Bending Rodriguez in it. That's all I need.

  • March 25, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Bender's Big Score

    by Fount of Useless Info

    It wasn't as great as most episodes, but it was still good. I watched it right after the DVD came out, maybe I need to watch it again now that it's broken up into episodes. Just don't ask me to watch Jurassic Bark ever again.