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An animated science-fiction TV series [1999-2003, continued 2010-2013], showing the adventures of a 20th century man (Philip J. Fry) woken from a cryogenic sleep into a retro-futuristic 31st century, with strong absurdist leanings.

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is going to be handled starting with Bender's Big Game and moving forward. The fact that the ex-girlfriend is now in our time instead of the future tells me they have "branched time" and the previous timeline of Futurama has been shifted. …
answered Apr 1 '11 by Justin C
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I believe that the owls in Futurama are a subtle nod towards Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. As I understand it, Philip K Dick guessed that the first species to be made extinct due to the … destruction of the environment would be the owl. So Futurama took the exact opposite approach and said that owls replaced pigeons/rats as the dominant pest of New New York. Unfortunately I haven't found …
answered Jun 13 '12 by Justin C
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I recently started watching the series Farscape and something that struck me were the similarities between the character Aeryn and Leela from Futurama, detailed below. Both shows were made in 1999 … Crichton and Fry, but is seems interesting that Crichton is basically everything Fry wishes he was at the start of Futurama. …
asked Apr 28 '11 by Justin C