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Futurama

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Complete first series of the animated series, the first new creation from 'The Simpsons' creator, Matt Groening. In the first, pilot episode 'Space Pilot 3000' a twentysomething pizza delivery boy called Fry ends a lame New Year's Eve 1999 vowing to do better next year. But when he accidentally cyrogenically freezes himself and re-awakens in 2999 AD he gets the new life he could never have anti...
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  1. 1. Space Pilot 3000
    March 28 1999
    23min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    After an accidental cryogenic freezing, Fry awakens at the dawn of the year 3000. With the help of his two new friends, a degenerate robot named Bender and a beautiful one-eyed alien named Leela, Fry defies his life assignment as a delivery boy. He tracks down his great-greatgreat-etc. nephew, Professor Farnsworth, who hires the three to work for his intergalactic delivery service. It's a brave...
  2. 2. The Series Has Landed
    April 4 1999
    23min
    12
    Subtitles
    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    After delivering a package to an amusement park on the moon, Fry shows Leela how to appreciate the celestial body. Meanwhile Bender finds a little robot romance with a farmer's daughters, which puts the whole crew in jeopardy.
  3. 3. I, Roommate
    April 6 1999
    23min
    12
    Subtitles
    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Fry is such a slob that he is forced to move out of the Planet Express offices. But friendship makes for strange bedfellows when he moves in with Bender and discovers the nuts and bolts of living with a robot.
  4. 4. Love's Labours Lost in Space
    April 13 1999
    23min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    On a mission to save endangered animals from a collapsing planet, lonely Leela meets legendary starship captain Zapp Brannigan - who (at least in his own opinion) is the universe's greatest ladies man.
  5. 5. Fear of a Bot Planet
    April 20 1999
    23min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    While delivering a package to a planet inhabited by robots, where humans are killed instantly, Bender becomes intoxicated with the robot lifestyle and must choose between becoming a celebrity of sorts or saving his friends' lives.
  6. 6. A Fishful of Dollars
    April 27 1999
    23min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Fry discovers he's a billionaire because his savings have been accruing interest for 1,000 years. Caught up in the excitement of his riches, he squanders his fortune to buy an unopened can of anchovies - extinct since the year 2200. What he doesn't realize is that Mom, the head of a mega-conglomorate, will do anything - even use Pamela Anderson's head-in-a-jar - to get her hands on those anchov...
  7. 7. My Three Suns
    May 4 1999
    23min
    12
    Subtitles
    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The crew visits a planet inhabited by liquid aliens. Fry, after delivering a package under the scorching heat of the planet's three suns, finds a bottle of cool blue liquid to quench his thirst. But when that liquid turns out to be the civilization's ruler, Fry finds he has become the new leader. Initially drunk with power, he soon discovers his life is in danger and must turn to his friends to...
  8. 8. A Big Piece of Garbage
    May 11 1999
    23min
    12
    Subtitles
    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A gigantic ball of garbage carelessly launched off Earth in the 21st century returns on a collision course for New New York City and Fry and the crew set out on a mission to destroy it.
  9. 9. Hell is Other Robots
    May 18 1999
    23min
    12
    Subtitles
    English (UK) [CC], English (US) [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Bender puts his sinful lifestyle behind him when he joins the Temple of Robotology. But after returning to his old ways, he is banished to Robot Hell where, in a musical extravaganza, he faces the Robot Devil and endures tortures unimaginable to man.

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Directors
Rich Moore Gregg Vanzo
Supporting actors
Tress MacNeillePhil LaMarrLauren Tom
Season year
1999
Network
Twentieth Century Fox
Content advisory
Smokingalcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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4.7 out of 5 stars

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Miss Samantha CapesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 July 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Future is Funny!
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First time I have watched this series from start to finish, and it is fantastic. It's much more of an adventure than the Simpsons is, and not afraid to use dark humour and satire. I think the story is very interesting, with delivery boy Fry getting trapped in a freezer unit in the year 1999 and being woken up in the year 2999. He has to contend with being 1000 years in the future, but the show does a good job of mixing between taking this seriously and then not at all, for comedic effect, or to make you care about the characters.

The first series introduces the main characters. My favourite of them all is Bender. He's a robot with an attitude problem, he drinks, smokes, and is obsessed with petty theft. My favourite episode is when he gets sent to robot hell, because there's a musical number in it. I also like Leela, a humanoid with one eye. Rather than treat the women in the show as cliched romantic interests for other characters, they are seen to pursue their own love lives like normal people. Sometimes with disastrous effects.

The themes of the episodes are absolutely bizarre. From an ancient tin of anchovies, to slurm the soft drink, to a planet of human hating robots who have no idea what humans are like anymore. There's nothing typical or guessable about it. There's even an episode about a space ship named the Titanic, and this was well before Doctor Who did it, by the way. I loved the episode where Fry finally gets to go to the moon, probably mirroring the excitement of all the viewers, but the rest of the characters see it just as an old amusement park.

It might seem like a pointless thing to mention about a cartoon, but I also really like the music in this series as well. It really creates an atmosphere.

Special features include commentaries for all the episodes, gallery stills and deleted scenes.

A great box set!
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PeterReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 December 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
From those who brought you the Simpsons.
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Just as funny if not funnier than the Simpsons about a Pizza Delivery dude that gets frozen during a delivery and wakes up in the future where he ends up getting a robot with an amazing kiss my ass attitude as a best friend. Not gona give you anymore spoilers but there's always something crazy going on!!!
The 90's GuyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 July 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
Bite My Shiny Metal DVD
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In the late 90's, Matt Groening held the animation monopoly right in the palm of his hands. Not only did he have the greatest animated show ever in the form of The Simpsons, but in 1999 he launched Futurama, a futuristic sci-fi animated comedy that some people say is even better than Bart Simpson and his dysfunctional family. One thing is for sure: Futurama is a really, really funny show.

I'll talk about the Futurama Season 1 DVD set in just a moment; but first, for anyone who's not familiar with this show, let me fill you in. Futurama is about a 25-year old pizza delivery guy named Fry, who at the crack of New Year's Day 2000 manages to get himself cryogenically frozen. He wakes up on New Year's Eve 2999 and discovers that the world has changed drastically. There are hover cars, suicide booths, an endless number of robots, and a New New York that's been built above the decaying ruins of Old New York.

Also making up the main cast is Leela, an attractive, straight-laced, kung fu-kicking space pilot whose only drawback is that she's an alien with only one eye; and Bender who, in a nutshell, is a robot version of Homer Simpson. He's lazy, he drinks heavily (although in this show alcohol is good for robots), and he's something of a pickpocket. Together they work at Planet Express, a delivery company owned by Professor Farnsworth, along with a few other employees.

So the Season 1 DVD set has 13 episodes, starting with "Space Pilot 3000" on disc 1 which sets up the whole far-distant-future angle. What will impress first time viewers is how many visual and verbal jokes have been crammed into each episode, especially this one. When Fry discovers that he's in the future and that he'll never see his parents or co-workers ever again, and follows up that thought with a loud "YAHOO!!!", you know you're gonna be in for a comical treat. Futurama isn't afraid to show a little attitude either. Examples of this are the mere mention of suicide booths, and Bender's first line in the show which is actually his catchphrase "Bite my shiny metal..." ...what do you mean I can't say it here on Amazon? ... (sighs) Whatever.

The episodes on disc 1 are very good, although the pace of them does feel a little bit slow. However when we get to disc 2, the quality really starts to pick up. By now the characters are settled into their personalities, and the writers have really let loose with the jokes. The pick of the disc 2 episodes is "Hell Is Other Robots." It makes fun of religion, robot style; has a really catchy song called "Robot Hell"; and features the Robot Devil, voiced by Mr.Homer Simpson himself, Dan Castellaneta.

Disc 3 has by far the best selection of episodes in my opinion. My favourite episode is "Mars University" due to its University setting, and its mixture of comical and heartfelt scenes with the monkey, Gunter. Not only that, but it also features my favourite line from the whole season. When Gunter throws his hat away and does a runner, Professor Farnsworth shouts "Why? Why?! Why didn't I break his legs?!!" Oh...so...funny.

There are a couple of minor negatives with this DVD set. The menu layouts are rather basic, and just don't have the same style and polish as most of The Simpsons DVDs. Also you have to weave in and out through the menus in order to get to the extras (which include the storyboard from the first episode and an interactive stills gallery), which can be a tiring experience for anyone who loves their extras.

But don't let this put you off buying Futurama Season 1. The stories are farfetched but still well told; the animation is crisp and beautiful; and you'll be endeared to the characters in no time. You'll especially love the lobster-like alien, Dr.Zoidberg. He looks ugly; he sounds funny; and his eating habits are questionable to say the least. Final score from the 90's Guy = 5-Stars. Now go and buy this DVD set. Now!
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Mr G AdamsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 June 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
It's a DVD
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Bought this to see what all the fuss was about - still don't get it. Bog-standard cartoon comedy.
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William10Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 09 November 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Bite my shiny metal a**!
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It's a good way to start the show.

Space pilot 3000: fry gets frozen and ends up in 31/12/2999
The series has landed: the crew go to the moon.
I,roommate: fry and bender share a room.
Love labours lost in space: while the crew are on a mission, a man falls in love with leela.
Fear of a bot planet: the crew have to go to a planet where robots kill humans.
A fishful of dollars: fry becomes a billionaire and bids a hell lot of money on anchovies.
My three suns: fry drinks a bottle of water and becomes a king.
Hell is other robots: bender tries to be good.
A flight to remember: the crew go on titanic.
Mars university: fry goes to college.
Fry and the slurm factory: fry wins a tour of the slurm factory.
When aliens attack: when a episode of single female lawyer is interrupted, the aliens demand to see it.
2 people found this helpful
David Mc DonaldReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 November 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great show.
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This is a great fist season of the show. As, good as when it was first shown on TV. Although, in a digital format that can be rewatched through the Amazon Prime Video service.
VanessaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 December 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Product and Great Seller
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Futurama is brilliant, seller is a good communicator and supplies a quick good quality and fair priced product. Will do business again.
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Mr MartiniReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 September 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Year 3000
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Great to watch this underrated cult classic show.
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