Futurama – Season 2 [DVD]

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Matt Groening's second series of the 31st century sci-fi sitcom Futurama maintained the high scripting standards of the first as well bringing improved digital animation, Couch potato Fry now seems th..read more

Matt Groening’s second series of the 31st century sci-fi sitcom Futurama maintained the high scripting standards of the first as well bringing improved digital animation,
Couch potato Fry now seems thoroughly reconciled to his new existence, transported 10 centuries hence to “New New York” and working for Professor Farnsworth’s delivery service,
He’s surrounded by a cast of freaks, including the bitchily cute Amy (with whom he has a romantic brush) and Hermes, the West Indian bureaucrat,
Most sympathetic is the one-eyed Leela (voiced by Katey Sagal),
Like Lisa Simpson, she is brilliant but unappreciated; she finds solace in her pet Nibbler, a tiny creature with a voracious, carnivorous appetite,
By contrast, Bender, the robot, is programmed with every human vice, a sort of metal Homer Simpson with a malevolent streak,

In one of the best episodes, Bender is given a “feelings” chip in order to empathise with Leela after he flushes Nibbler down the toilet,
Elsewhere, Fry falls in love with a Mermaid when the team discover the lost city of Atlanta, Fry and Bender end up going to war after they join the army to get a discount on gum, and John Goodman guest stars as Santa Claus, an eight-foot gun-toting robot,
Brimful with blink-and-you’ll-miss-them hip jokes (such as the sign for the Taco Bellevue hospital) and political and pop satire, Futurama isn’t a stern warning of things to come but rather, as the programme-makers put it, “a brilliant, hilarious reflection of our own materially (ridiculously) over-developed but morally under-developed society,

On the DVD : Futurama‘s four-disc package presents the show in 4 : 3 with a Dolby Digital soundtrack,
Among the many extras here are audio commentaries, storyboards, trailers, mock ads for “Soylent Chow” and “Human Rinds” and deleted scenes, including one from “Bender Gets Made” in which he seeks to evade the Robot Mafia by changing his identity,
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  • Actor:Billy West
  • Actor:John Di Maggio
  • Actor:Katey Sagal
  • Actor:Tress MacNeille
  • Actor:Phil LaMarr
  • AudienceRating:Suitable for 12 years and over
  • Binding:DVD
  • Creator:Billy West
  • Creator:John Di Maggio
  • Creator:Matt Groening
  • EAN:5039036009935
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  • Format:Box set
  • Format:PAL
  • IsAdultProduct:0
  • Label:Twentieth Century Fox
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  • Manufacturer:Twentieth Century Fox
  • NumberOfDiscs:4
  • NumberOfItems:4
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  • PackageQuantity:1
  • ProductGroup:DVD
  • ProductTypeName:ABIS_DVD
  • Publisher:Twentieth Century Fox
  • RegionCode:2
  • ReleaseDate:2004-03-29
  • RunningTime:437
  • SKU:SELEX-201-9-155098
  • Studio:Twentieth Century Fox
  • Title:Futurama – Season 2 [DVD]
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