Why Fringe and Futurama Are Pretty Much the Same Show

So. We’re all SF nerds here, right? We’ve all watched the first four seasons of Futurama, and we’re all watching Fringe? Yeah, of course we are. So you’ll all be with me, and you’ll understand what I mean when I say that, I recently realised that

Reiden Lake:FRINGE::The Cryochamber:FUTURAMA

Okay, maybe that doesn’t make a lot of sense, no matter what you’re watching. I will explain sum up, but first I want to acknowledge a debt of brain machinations to a conversation with M1k3y, who asked the questions what got me thinking through this explanation of my analogy.

Here There Be Spoilers.

What I mean is that they’re both lynchpins for their respective universes. In Futurama, we see that, because of Fry, there’s a temporal anomaly at the cite of the cryochamber–the point where he goes forward in time (the Why of that is explained in the SUPER INTRICATE ARC of the first four seasons). In fact, we see in a What-If Machine episode that if Fry isn’t frozen, then the entire Universe CEASES TO BE.


By | 2017-09-24T22:33:17+00:00 February 6th, 2012|Stimuli|2 Comments

Win Futurama, Vol. 6 on DVD!

Futurama Vol. 6 DVD

It’s the sixth volume of Futurama, hitting DVD from Fox. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Phillip Fry is a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy whose life is going nowhere. When he accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999, he wakes up 1,000 years in the future and has a chance to make a fresh start. The future will never be the same when Fry and his friends wreak havoc on the world as they know it. “FUTURAMA” Volume 6 features the original voice cast including Golden Globe® winner Katey Sagal as Leela, Billy West as Fry and John DiMaggio as Bender. Loaded with tons of special features from the creators, “FUTURAMA” Volume 6 comes to Blu-ray and DVD December 20th.

We’ve got three copies of the DVD to give away. Want to win one? Excellent. Here’s how that happens: you enter using the form below. Remember you can enter once a day. If we draw your name when the contest ends, you snag it! Good luck!

By | 2017-09-24T22:34:34+00:00 December 13th, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Headsup: Looney Tunes & Danny Trejo …Sadly on Separate Releases

There’s a lot of stuff that comes out, wanting you to snag them. Take this as your quick reference guide that will help you with answering the all important question: Should I spend my money on it? If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. Thanks.

Looney Tunes Super Stars: Foghorn Leghorn and Friends
Looney Tunes Super Stars: Tweety and Sylvester
Futurama, Vol. 5 Blu-Ray


By | 2017-09-24T22:44:15+00:00 February 3rd, 2011|Headsup|0 Comments

Win Futurama, Vol. 5 on DVD!

Futurama, Vol. 5

It’s the fifth volume of Futurama, out from Fox Home Video. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

We’re back in business! FUTURAMA: VOLUME 5 will be delivered to terrestrial locations on DVD and Blu-ray beginning December 21, 2010 just in time for the holidays! The Simpsons genius, Matt Groening, placed a large order of these shiny discs featuring the animated series truly light-years-ahead-of-its-time! Join Fry, Bender, Leela and the rest of the gang for 13 hilarious new episodes that tackle some of the most controversial subjects in the galaxy…including evolution, mind exchange, feline intelligence and even robosexual marriage. Bender believes it can happen!

Both the DVD and Blu-ray sets contain hours of exclusive features such as deleted and extended scenes; audio commentaries; featurettes including “Bend it Like Bender”, “Previously On…”, “Fry’s Crudely-Drawn Comic Book – The Crudely Animated Edition”, “Behind the Fungus: Makin’ a Hit Song”; and more. It also features voice talents of famous people from centuries ago such as Coolio, Chris Elliott, Craig Ferguson, Al Gore, Matt Groening and George Takei.


By | 2017-09-24T22:45:07+00:00 December 22nd, 2010|Contests|1 Comment

Stuff: Sims on Sale, But Don’t Abuse Your God-Like Powers

Sim Rox

Sim-Rox in deep thought about purely innocent things. Honest.

It’s a pop culture jungle out there. Rather than select as your guide a website that doesn’t give a damn about you, take us along. We promise not to walk out of the underbrush wearing your bandoleer, if you know what I’m saying.

  • Amazon‘s deal of the day is obviously in honor of our very own Kim, Minister of Simulated Mayhem: it’s The Sims 3 at 40% off. So if you’d like to make your own creepy simulated Weekend Justice house–you know, please don’t–but I mean, if you do, then the price is $29.98 today only Image from Rox’s site.

    Also, the price on the Xbox 360 has dropped–the Elite 120GB model is now $299.99 and the Pro 60GB model is now $249.99. You can snag one here if it so moves you.

    In other Amazon news, Mac OSX Snow Leopard is now available from Amazon. And if you were going to buy it anyway, if you do it through us–if you buy any of this stuff you were going to buy anyway from us–then we get kickbacks that support the site. So thanks in advance.

  • Pirate Latitudes, Michael Crichton’s final book (which is due out on November 24th), has been picked up by DreamWorks. Spielberg might direct. David Koepp (Stir of Echoes) is scribing. The book is set in 1665 and “revolves around a daring plan to infiltrate Port Royal, Jamaica, one of the world’s richest and most notorious cities, and raid a Spanish galleon filled with treasure.” This will come after Harvey–which the article mentions as being based on the original play and not saying a word about the Jimmy Stewart movie. Weird. The Crichton book, incidentally, can be pre-ordered here.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:59:53+00:00 August 28th, 2009|Stuff You Need to Know|3 Comments

    Win Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder

    Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder DVD cover art

    The final direct-to-video Futurama movie has hit DVD from Fox, and the more love you give it, fans, the more chances there are of it continuing even further than it has. Let’s just hope if there is another television season of the show, it’s not a Monkey’s Paw affair like the resurrection of Family Guy.

    Ahem. So we’ve got three copies of this. Want to win one? Here’s how it works: you enter using the form below–and you can do this once a day. You can enter each and every contest we have on the site once a day. If we get to the end and draw your name–you win. It’s that easy. Good luck!


    By | 2017-09-24T23:05:17+00:00 March 3rd, 2009|Contests|2 Comments

    Headsup: Real Ghostbusters, Ultimate Casablanca, and Hanna-Barbera

    There are scads of stuff that people want you to buy, especially here ramping into the holidays. Should you? Would somebody actually want this stuff? I’ll try and help.

    The Real Ghostbusters: The Complete Series

    So Time-Life has taken it upon themselves to release The Real Ghostbusters. And not just, you know, release it on a bare bones set and be done with it–because for fans, having the whole thing might be worthwhile enough to snag it. Instead, they’ve really outdone themselves with a boxed set that impresses me even with the packaging–and if you’ve been around long enough you may have noticed I don’t mention DVD packaging often. That’s because I frankly don’t give a rat’s ass. I want the discs and maybe any extra trinkets that come with it. But the moment you unwrap this massive twenty-five disc set (because that’s what it takes to hold 147 episode plus all the extras) you know you’re dealing with a box that’s cool enough to keep, and you curse it because if you’re like me, you don’t have enough shelf space as it is. Anyway, it’s in a box not unlike a firehouse and has two lenticulars on it: my favorite, the ghost sawing its way out of the red symbol. You’ve got the episodes remastered and all the discs in SteelBook cases. And then when you start breaking into the thing, it will take a lot longer than the fifty-five hours to get throuhg the content. Twenty-one video commentary tracks are provided, not to mention five docus, a previously unseen pilot, a magnitude of intros, galleries, scripts, booklets–I mean, Christ, look at the picture. It’s huge. It’s pretty ridiculous, frankly, how much stuff they packed into this set. This brings new meaning to the word “comprehensive.” Well, no, that’s not right, it just is comprehensive. Should you buy it? Well, it is $179.99 and available exclusively at RealGhostbustersDVD.com. So it’s not cheap, but then again it is the boxed set of this series and I don’t know how you could do one better. When Time-Life sets out to smack out a definitive DVD collection, they don’t screw around. So for the ultimate fans of the show, they’re going to want to snag this. Tell them we said hi. (Click here to buy it from Time-Life.)


    By | 2017-09-24T23:09:21+00:00 November 28th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments

    Win Futurama: Bender’s Game on DVD!

    Futurama: Bender's Game DVD cover art

    The third of four new direct-to-video adventures for the Futurama crew, Bender’s Game is now out from Fox. Want to snag a copy for yourself? Enter our contest and have the chance to win one of three spare copies we have lying about. And don’t forget–you can enter once a day.


    By | 2017-09-24T23:09:56+00:00 November 16th, 2008|Contests|2 Comments