Ready Your Farnsworth Jokes, Futurama Pop Vinyls Are Coming

Good news, everyone! (God dammit, me.) We've known for a bit that Funko had absorbed the Futurama franchise into the bulbous mass of its licensing hive mind, as it has with every other property on the planet, but now they've teased a first look at the actual figures. They've got actual noses and everything! » 2/23/15 3:00pm 2/23/15 3:00pm

10 Futurama Jokes That Will Make You Smarter

When your TV show's writing staff includes folks with PhDs in maths and sciences, you're bound to end up with some spectacularly nerdy jokes. And if you dig a little deeper into some of the jokes in Futurama, you won't just laugh — you may actually learn something. » 12/31/14 10:15am 12/31/14 10:15am

The Time Travelers Hidden In Thrift Store Paintings

We've mentioned a love for altered thrift store paintings before, and now we have a set that integrates science fiction travelers into the bland pastoral scenes. The only better would be if they were sold back to thrift stores for unsuspecting buyers to come across. » 11/12/14 2:30am 11/12/14 2:30am

Behold The Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Couch Gag

Here it is, the very first look at The Simpsons/Futurama crossover episode. Watch how a visit from the Planet Express crew will change The Simpsons opening couch gag. Spoiler alert: Hedonismbot makes things sexy. » 11/06/14 1:57pm 11/06/14 1:57pm

Bender Will Be A Bart-Killing Terminator In Futurama/Simpsons Crossover

Futurama may be over, but its characters have at least one more TV story to tell. In the first image from the Futurama/Simpsons crossover episode, we see Bender as a time-traveling Terminator, sent back to kill Bart before the boy can cause a horrible catastrophe. » 9/05/14 9:40am 9/05/14 9:40am

10 Totally Unrealistic Happy Endings That We Can't Help Loving

We love happy endings. In fact, a big part of why we devour stories is to escape from reality, where endings are by definition unhappy. And a really wonderful happy ending can make you turn your bullshit detector all the way off. Here are 10 somewhat contrived happy endings we can't help falling in love with. » 9/03/14 9:29am 9/03/14 9:29am

Who's The Greatest Fictional Scientist Of All Time?

Everybody admires the explorers and action heroes, who go where nobody's gone before and set off explosions along the way. But what about the scientists, who invent the cool gear and form the theories that inform everything? Who's the absolute greatest scientist in all of science fiction? » 8/18/14 2:14pm 8/18/14 2:14pm

A Simpsons And Futurama Crossover Will Air This November

Lots of good Simpsons news came tumbling out of the TCAs this weekend, including details about a Futurama and Simpsons crossover episode, new guest cameos and clues as to which Simpsons character will die this season. » 7/21/14 7:20am 7/21/14 7:20am

Real-Life Futurama Is Gorgeous

Wow. Artist Alexey Zakharov has created a lovely 3D-animated "test shot" of the exceedingly complicated 31st-century world of Futurama, starring the Planet Express ship and Mom's Old-Fashioned Robot Oil. It's just... wow. » 7/15/14 4:00pm 7/15/14 4:00pm

These Blueprints Expose The Innards Of Your Favorite Fictional Robots

Take a closer look at the workings of androids, cyborgs, and giant mechanical beasts with this collection of technical—but fictional—illustrations. Everyone from the lowliest droid to the most murderous Termintor breaks down to hydraulics and wire. » 6/27/14 3:40pm 6/27/14 3:40pm

The Perfect Place To Put Futurama's "Shut Up And Take My Money" Picture

Okay, this may be the best use of the custom images on debit cards ever. You'll always know if your cashier is a Futurama fan by their giggling. » 5/28/14 5:00pm 5/28/14 5:00pm

Real-Life Dr. Zoidberg Cosplay Is Both Terrifying And Terrific

Effects artist Frank Ippolito designed this AMAZING Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama costume for YouTube series "Tested"—and it was a a HUGE hit at WonderCon 2014. Well done, everyone, but please don't stand too close (you're scary). » 5/14/14 4:40pm 5/14/14 4:40pm

The Funniest Star Wars Tributes This Side Of The Galaxy

Tonight, The Big Bang Theory celebrates Star Wars Day with a Star Wars-themed episode. But can it begin to measure up to the wealth of funny Star Wars tributes in television, movies, and comics? » 5/01/14 1:07pm 5/01/14 1:07pm

The entire cast of Futurama on one massive poster

Over the course of seven seasons, Futurama assembled an enormous animated cast, and artist Unrellius has managed to squeeze just about every alien, robot, and head in a jar into a single poster. » 1/02/14 8:40am 1/02/14 8:40am

What's the most adorable creature in all of fiction?

Nibbler. Pikachu. The Adipose. This Futurama alien, Pokémon, and sentient fat-thing from Doctor Who are just three of the many, many hyper-cute character that lurk in movies, TV shows, anime and more. But what's your pick for the emperor of adorability? » 12/30/13 2:11pm 12/30/13 2:11pm

It's the field day of the Doctor in This Week's DVDs

In The Day of the Doctor, the Doctor relived his darkest day. Now you can relive the Doctor reliving his darkest day by buying The Day of the Doctor tomorrow, which for Doctor Who fans shouldn't be a dark day at all. Plus Futurama, Teen Wolf, Keanu Reeves, and more! » 12/09/13 2:30pm 12/09/13 2:30pm

10 Robot Deaths That Were More Moving Than Almost Any Human's

When any beloved character dies, it's heart-rending — but sometimes, the death of a beloved robot (or android) can be the saddest of all. Maybe because we bond so intensely with artificial beings, their deaths can feel like losing a best friend. Here are 10 robot deaths that are more devastating than almost any… » 12/05/13 10:16am 12/05/13 10:16am

​10 Scientists Who Played God (And Didn't Get Punished)

Fictional mad scientists usually meet a dreadful fate: destroyed by their own creation, or by villagers with torches. After all, we can't send the message that dabbling in the universe's secrets is okay. But sometimes, a scientist is just too clever, or lucky, to get burned. Here are 10 mad scientists who didn't get… » 11/14/13 10:07am 11/14/13 10:07am

Bender dresses up as a Laputa robot for Halloween

Amidst all of the Halloween horror, Bender lightens things up by playing a robot from Laputa: Castle In The Sky, although he offers his human friends something less appropriate (but tastier) than a flower. Illustration by cartoonist Boulet. » 10/26/13 5:03pm 10/26/13 5:03pm