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Stop wondering what Futurama's intro would look like if it were rendered in 3D and prettied up ten quadrillion percent: it's here. Well, part of it is anyway, care of Russian animator Alexey Zakharov. He took the spaceship intro to Futurama, references to "Mom's Old-Fashioned Robot Oil" and all, a...

July 17th 2014 at 10:34am 0 Comments
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After you buy an eyePhone, you may as well round out your Mom gadget collection with an LPad. [Photo credit: Felix Bernet]

February 20th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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With a combined 33 seasons between them, both Futurama and The Simpsons are awash with references to Apple. Some of these references take the form of biting commentary while others are much more subtle. In compiling this list, I was lucky enough to chat with famed Simpsons writer Bill Oakley (sea...

February 5th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Oh, Siri. We love you, but you sure are easy to make fun of. Your words can be twisted and tweaked to mean things you didn't intend, and your monotone delivery has an instant comedic quality. And that's probably why The Simpsons decided to have a bit of fun at your expense. The clip -- which we've...

November 4th 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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This week, viewers can take their pick of big events coming to TV screens: the NFL is back, Futurama is going away for good, The League and Always Sunny are launching on a new cable network, Diablo III is arriving on consoles and Ace Ventura is out on Blu-ray. There's also the Blu-ray release of S...

September 3rd 2013 at 5:40pm 0 Comments
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Yes, Game of Thrones is over, but there are still a few other interesting shows on TV. While Futurama begins its farewell tour, Wilfred and Copper return for the summer and Discovery kicks off a new reality show that drops contestants off in the jungle with nothing -- and by nothing we mean no clo...

June 17th 2013 at 7:20pm 0 Comments
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Bad news, everyone. Five years into Futurama's revived presence on Comedy Central, the animated sci-fi series is getting the boot for the second time in its long and tumultuous history. Long-time fans will remember the first series finale ("The Devil's Hands are Idle Playthings") on Fox in 2003, t...

April 22nd 2013 at 6:27pm 0 Comments
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NBA Finals The NBA Finals rolls into week two with two more games in Miami, and Game six sunday night in Oklahoma, assuming the Thunder can score a win or two to keep the series going. So far both sides have lived up to our expectations in creating a competitive series, with any luck we'll see it...

June 18th 2012 at 6:05pm 0 Comments
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Futurama may have set an unreasonably high bar for the next-generation bending unit, but Opton's T-WIN20 KDM inches slightly closer to the perfect drinking buddy of tomorrow. Unlike traditional robot benders, the T-WIN20 KDM can process and bend objects without the need for human assistance. It wo...

June 17th 2012 at 1:41pm 0 Comments
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Weird fact: Did you know that today is St. Nicholas Day? 'Tis true! Nicholas, the Greek bishop who's been the inspiration for Santa Claus due to his penchant for gift-giving, got his very own holiday that nobody really celebrates. Except us! Because what is the internet for, if not to get all giddy...

December 6th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The kids at the Robots podcast have released a pretty enjoyable interview with Futurama executive producer and head writer David X. Cohen, and we'd be remiss if we didn't make sure you had a chance to check it out. Are you ready for some frank discussion of the role of robots on television, Cohen's...

October 18th 2010 at 1:43pm 0 Comments