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By Courtland Lewis, Shaun P. Young

Futurama is a unusual, lively sitcom created through Simpson's mastermind, Matt Groening. It follows the adventures of a pizza supply guy transported some distance, a long way right into a cosmic way forward for witty, sarcastic robots and one-eyed femme fatales. considering that first airing at the Fox community from 1999 to 2003, Futurama's many committed enthusiasts created web content and newsletters and arranged Comic-Con meetups and letter-writing campaigns in hopes of studying the additional adventures of Bender, Leela, Dr. Farnsworth, and the deliveryman Philip J. Fry. meanwhile, enthusiasts survived on syndicated re-runs, books, wall calendars, and 4 feature-length videos published on DVD and on-line streaming.

In 2009, Fox introduced that Futurama may have a destiny and new episodes back to Comedy primary channel. Futurama and Philosophy will meet this new surge of curiosity and recognition in its pop culture and Philosophy sequence. Twenty-first-century philosophers and Futurama enthusiasts can evaluate notes approximately time shuttle, exchange universes, the evolution of lifestyles, synthetic intelligence, and the moral dilemmas of suicide compartments, “mad" scientists like Farnsworth and robots like Bender who aspire to undesirable flavor and “kiss-my-metal-ass" rudeness. might “interplanetary golf" rather be attainable? Why is it fossilized puppy is actually “man's most sensible friend"? what's going within Dr. Zoidberg's Freedom Lesson? Why is Bender, actually, a accountable ethical being? Is loss of life Intrinsically undesirable? And what's with the “Seriously Freaked Up Nature of Morality" exhibited within the show?

Fans who relish the wit and knowledge Futurama's characters, and particularly the cosmic, existential framework within which their adventures spread, will locate Futurama and Philosophy to be a different and lasting contribution to the Futurama reviva—at least till Philip J. Fry is unfrozen.

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