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Futurama: Volume 3 (Bilingual) [Import]
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Futurama: Volume Three
Good news, everyone, the third DVD volume of Futurama is just as funny as ever--irreverent, boundlessly inventive, warmhearted, and chock-full of in-jokes, sight gags, and fleeting references to all manner of pop-culture icons and obscure genre classics. In fact, if the show has a problem, it's that it's all so lovingly crafted that scarcely a frame goes by without something both funny and clever going on: when a horse wins a race by a quantum fraction, Prof. Farnsworth fulminates, "You changed the result by observing it!" Recurring minor characters (Elzar the chef, the robot mafia, the mutants in the sewers) pop up unexpectedly throughout, providing another wink to dedicated fans; like Red Dwarf, this is a show that loves the genre it sets out to spoof. Shame, then, that the show has had a troubled broadcast history and never quite found the mainstream appeal of its stablemate The Simpsons.
Fry and the Planet Express team find themselves stranded on a planet of unfeasibly large women ("Amazon Women in the Mood"), standing in for psychotic Robo-Santa ("A Tale of Two Santas", with John Goodman reprising his evil robot), and variously falling in love with each other and sundry other humans, aliens, man-bots, fem-bots, virtual reality constructs, and even the Planet Express ship itself.
Futurama, Vol. 3 comprises 22 episodes on four discs. As with previous DVD sets, the animated menus are a treat, and there's a selection of bonus features including deleted scenes, storyboards, commentaries on every episode, animatics, "How to draw" tips, and more. Sheer heaven. --Mark Walker
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The epsiodes in this season much like in each season are great and this season managed to score many fan-favourite episodes."Amazon Women In The Mood" is one of the funniest as the Planet Express crew find themsleves on a planet full of amazons,amazons are giant womens and they torture mens with what they call snoo-snoo(imagine the "we want snoo-snoo!" and all that with their big voices),wich is sex,death by snoo-snoo is funny.One of my favourites is "Luck Of The Fryish" when we discover what happened in the past after Fry went to the future.It turns out his brother stole his identity and something else that bringed luck to Fry(won'tell you what it is!).Another favourite is "Bendin' In The Wind" in wich Bender broke his body and is now useless,until Beck recruits him to play in his band and they go on tour,that was a memorable episode.Read more ›
This review is a tough one, though. On one hand Futurama hit some peaks in this season. Some of the episodes match anything The Simpsons could through at them, notably the award winning Roswell That Ends Well. Other stellar episodes include Fry becoming intelligent via parasites, a sentimental Fry learning how his brother dealt with his diesappearance, and the superior intellect of the Harlem Globetrotters.
There are some downers, though. Another Zoidberg episode showcases why he's hysterical for one liners yet not outstanding to wrap an episode around. The same with Bender - though I tend to find him the funniest character, and some of the Bender episodes are classics, here we have some that show why Bender is often funniest as an addition to a scene rather than the scene as a whole.
Overall you'll laugh very hard at this series, as long as you're a fan of the brand of humor found in shows such as The Simpsons, Malcom in the Middle and News Radio. Contrary to many opinions you needn't be a Sci-Fi fan (I loathe the stuff myself), you simply need a working knowledge of pop culture. This season falls flat at times, and lacks the overall consistency of the prior seasons (yet is more consistent than Season 4), but has peaks higher than all the prior seasons.
Worth owning and watching repeatedly. Remember to watch those commentaries, too, they tend to be a bit crazy and very rewarding.
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with "time keeps on slipping", "luck of the fryrish" and the episode where fry gets worms in this one, its the best one so far. Read morePublished on June 16 2004 by Jojo
Any kind of Futurama is going to be funny and creative, but every season has its own strengths and weaknesses. Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by Big Erik
First let me say something straight off. I consider Futurama to be one of the funniest and finest cartoons ever made, and a travesty that it was canceled. Read morePublished on June 9 2004
I guess fox executives thought that this show was too cutting-edge, or slightly too futuristic, so they canceled it! Read morePublished on May 24 2004 by J. Hardwick
No one makes a DVD more loaded with extras than the creators of Futurama. Each episode contained a commentary. And if you are waiting for the final season, go to amazon.uk. Read morePublished on May 19 2004
Futurama is one of the best animated comedies in history, in my opinion. Both smart and stupid people can laugh at it's content. Read morePublished on May 13 2004 by Keith Doyle
I ******* hate little stoopid nerds like cykillrenegade. Don't EVER listen to him or her or that or what the hell cykillrenegade is! Read morePublished on May 8 2004 by Thomas Mee
One of the great mysteries of the Fox network is how it continues to cancel truly great shows, but continues to stand behind the simpsons which has long since died and King of the... Read morePublished on April 14 2004
I got interested in FUTURAMA only after Fox decided they weren't making enough money off it and cancelled the show. Now I can't get enough! Read morePublished on April 14 2004 by M. R. Sheffield
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