Billy West, Katey Sagal, John Di Maggio, American science fiction

Futurama (1999, United States)

1999United States

Categories: alien artifactsalien speciesalternate historyalternate realityartificial intelligenceextraterrestrial lifeparallel universesplanet explorationspace explorationspace travel1990s sci-fi

Futurama  1999 scifi tv show

Running time: 22 minutes

Language: English

Philip J. Fry, a pizza boy in year 1999 is unhappy with his life and while making final delivery on New Year’s Eve he accidentally ends up in the criogenic machine that frozes him for 1000 years. When he finally wakes up in year 3000 the world has changed and he is hoping to make a fresh start in this new reality. Unfortunately the jobs are assigned by special officers and Fry is chosen to work as delivery boy... While trying to espace from this fate he meets one special robot - Bender.

Comedy sci fi series surrounding the crew of delivery spaceship that do their job with a little skills, a lot of luck and some fun. Series developed by the creator of The Simpsons in many ways is similiar to famous cartoon series. The style, the humour, the unusual characters are similiar, but here with the help of 1000 years difference the creators were able to really spread their wings and devise the world filled with quite unusual adventures and characters, not to mention entire worlds with their own rules.

Is is great series, but with few quite important snags - first of all soon after the first series the crew makes almost no deliveries anywhere, so the scripts all take place in the New New York ans they seem more like classic sitcoms scripts than science fiction ones. And another thing - with all the universes available and whole population of the world the creators seem to be stuck with same set of 20-30 characters that keep popping up in most of the episodes and movies. And the last thing - the same problem that is present with the Simpsons - the series is running much longer than creators had ideas for and the stories became very repetitive (f.e. the moment that Fry got frozen in the criogenic machine was used at least 4 times in different configurations).

Overall good science fiction show, good comedy show, but creators might have used some new ideas.

Our rating

6.8 / 10

Overall rating

8 / 10

Reality complexity

4 / 5


3 / 5

Story complexity

2 / 5

Full Futurama


Creators of Futurama

Matt Groening films


David X. Cohen films


Cast of Futurama

Billy West films
as Philip J. Fry

Katey Sagal films
as Turanga Leela

John Di Maggio films
as Bender

Phil LaMarr films
as Hermes Conrad

Tress MacNeille films
as Mom

Billy West films
as Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth

Billy West films
as Dr. Zoidberg

Lauren Tom films
as Amy Wong

John DiMaggio films
as Bender

Tress MacNeille films
as Linda

Maurice LaMarche films
as Morbo

Futurama quotes

soldier: This is the worst part. The calm before the battle.
Philip J. Fry: And then the battle is not so bad?
soldier: Oh, right. I forgot about the battle.

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Red Dwarf  1988 scifi tv show

Red Dwarf

1988United Kingdom

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Firefly  2002 scifi tv show


2002United States

Ragtag crew of small transport spaceship takes any mission they can find to earn some money. In the western-like reality they fight, cheat and steal.

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