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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

Neil Gaiman's Doctor Who episode, Caprica finishing off its run in the UK, and South Park season 15 kicks off. Plus an animated feature worth checking out...

This weekend brings us what is likely to be the most eagerly anticipated episode of Doctor Who since the series relaunched or the then unknown property of Matt Smith's Time Lord talents were yet to be tested.

Saturday, May 14th delivers the fourth episode in the sixth series, and its intriguing title, The Doctor's Wife, is only a faint indicator of the real draw, and that's that the episode's been written by Neil Gaiman.

We have a spoiler-free review that may hold clues to just how excited we are about the episode, and even better, an interview with its author, Neil Gaiman, here.

We're as eager to hear what everyone thinks of it as to rewatch it again tomorrow night, and we'll
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TV Review: ‘Futurama’ Returns From Black Hole of Cancellation

Chicago – Fry, Leela, Bender, and the rest of the gang of “Futurama” take a major step forward in their return from the other side of the TV schedule with the first brand new hour of television debuting tonight on Comedy Central. Fans are understandably nervous that something may have been lost during the show’s time off. Fear not space travellers.

TV Rating: 4.0/5.0

The saga of the return of “Futurama” has been a fascinating one. First, I think even Fox would agree that they didn’t treat Matt Groening’s clever creation with any sort of consistency, regularly axing it for sports events and barely reminding viewers that it was even on the air. When it was canceled after four seasons in 2003, the response was often “That’s still on?”

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Photo credit: Futurama Tm and © 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Like “Family Guy,” “Futurama” found an
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'Futurama' returns: Will it still be good?

'Futurama' returns: Will it still be good?
Tonight, Futurama will return from the dead for the fifth or sixth time. This is a sacred event. Five years ago, when I was rediscovering the show on Adult Swim reruns, news of Futurama’s return would have caused my brain to explode. In fact, my brain did explode back in 2007, when the show’s creators announced the production of four direct-to-dvd movies. Then I actually saw the movies…and haven’t felt so disappointed by a franchise I love since The Phantom Menace taught us all a valuable lesson about intergalactic trade routes. All of which has me wondering: When Futurama returns this week,
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Futurama II: The Wrath of Kif

We're back, baby!

So it’s old news that Futurama has been brought back from the dead and has new episodes on the way featuring the entire original cast, but what many people might not know is one critical detail: it’s back on the air this Thursday, June 24 at 10 p.m. Est on Comedy Central.

That’s soon.

Unfortunately, for our readers in Canada, little is yet known as to the scheduling of Futurama north of the border. As a show whose roots were predominantly international (as opposed to a show like, say, Family Guy, whose viewership was principally North American), this fan would expect any aversion to international release would prove less digestible to the network than, well, Pig Pink Gum “The only gum with the breath-freshening power of ham!” Nevertheless, here is the first 90 seconds of the season 6 premiere entitled ‘Rebirth’ for fans anywhere from Helsinki, Finland to Tucson,
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Futurama's Coming - What you need to know and a Sneak Preview

Good News Everybody!

Comedy Central has been very generous with the Futurama tidbits. They have been posting a new sketch, scene, character design or plot detail every day, as a lead in to the triumphant return of Futurama.

Unfamiliar with Futurama? Here is what you need to know. Futurama is the other show by The Simpsons' creator Matt Groening. The show centers on Philip J. Fry, a 20th century pizza delivery boy that accidentally gets frozen for 1000 years. He awakens in New New York, a future inhabited by robots, aliens, mutants from below the surface and animated heads in jars (including the Earthican President Richard Nixon). Fry finds himself what family he had, in a withered and aged scientist-cum-entrepreneur Professor Hubert Farnsworth, who beyond inventing such world changing devices as the smell-o-scope and the first robot to qualify for a boat loan, owns and operates Planet Express, an intergalactic package delivery service.
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Geek shows and movies on UK TV in the coming week

Jason Manford, Oliver Postgate and a whole lot of movies lead this week's TV round-up...

Geek Week TV: saving clicking finger tendons and remote batteries since 2009

In the run up to what's proving to be an Easter TV week to remember, there's a couple of promising shows to enjoy now, before the sugar shock sets in and the geeklets near you start bouncing off all available surfaces.

Comedy Rocks With Jason Manford airs tonight, Friday March 26th at 9:00pm on ITV1. It's billed as a variety show, but don't let that scare you off as the scales seem heavily tipped in the comedic direction with standup comic John Bishop and Jo Brand lined up alongside the music and other acts. We're quite happy to spend time with Mr Manford outside of his 8 Out Of 10 Cats team captain duties and are booking our spot on the settee early.

Then on Wednesday,
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Futurama: The Complete Collection for $85 Dollars

Amazon has an awesome deal if you are a fan of Futurama as they are selling the Futurama: The Complete Collection for $85 dollars. The normal price is $200. The collection includes all four volumes of Futurama, as well as 4 feature-length adventures: Bender´s Big Score, The Beast With A Billion Backs, Bender´s Game, Into the Wild Green Yonder. What’s also great about the box set is it contains a limited edition Bender Head with a numbered letter from Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. If you’re thinking about getting it…don’t wait, as it’s only a one day deal.
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Geek Deals: Futurama: The Complete Collection for $85, He-Man: The Complete Series for Under $10

Geek Deals: Futurama: The Complete Collection for $85, He-Man: The Complete Series for Under $10
Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day is Futurama: The Complete Collection for $84.99, 58% off the $200 msrp. The Comic Con Exclusive set includes all four volumes of Futurama, as well as 4 feature-length adventures: Bender´s Big Score, The Beast With A Billion Backs, Bender´s Game, Into the Wild Green Yonder all contained in a limited edition collectible Bender Head with a numbered letter from Matt Groening and David X. Cohen. The deal is only valid until Midnight on Thursday night, so get it while you can! Amazon is also selling He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: The Complete Series on DVD for only $9.99, 60% off the $25 suggested retail price. The 4-disc set includes all 39 30-minute episodes, End of Episodes Morals, Interviews with Toyline Artists from Mattel and The Four Horsemen,  12 audio commentaries, Scripts for episodes 1-40 and  a Pdf Comic Book for unproduced episode ...
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New Futurama Episodes Set to Premiere on June 24th

Last year we learned the Comedy Central has been looking to develop new "Futurama" episodes and begin airing them in 2010. But then came news that most of the voice actors would be replaced in order to save some money. Everything ended up working out and it has already been confirmed that Billy West (Philip Fry), John Dimaggio (Bender) and Katey Sagal (Leela) will all be returning. And Comedy Central has now revealed that the first episode will air on Thursday, June 24th at 10pm. "Futurama" launched in 1999 on Fox and aired through 2003. Adult Swim and then Comedy Central kept the show alive in repeats, with Comedy Central giving a home to the "Futurama" movie "Bender's Big Score," "The Beast with a Billion Backs," "Bender's Game" and "Into the Wild Green Yonder." Ratings for the reruns, as well as DVD sales, helped to spur talk of a comeback. "Futurama" has a
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Futurama Finally Returns with Brand New Episodes in June!

Futurama returns this June with all-new episodes! Last June we reported that brand new episodes of the animated series Futurama were going to be aired sometime this year on Comedy Central and now we know exactly when. HitFix is reporting that Comedy Central will begin airing these brand new Futurama episodes starting on Thursday, June 24 at 10 Pm Et.

Back in July we also reported that the show would receive a 26-episode order of new original episodes and that the entire original voice cast - Katey Segal, Billy West, John Dimaggio, Maurice Lamarche and Tress MacNeille - were returning to the show.

The first new episode slated to air on June 24 will be the first original Futurama episode to air since 2003. The order came off the success of the four straight-to-dvd animated Futurama DVD's: Futurama: Bender's Big Score, Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs, Futurama: Bender's Game and Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder.
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New 'Futurama' episodes premiere on Comedy Central in June

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New episodes of the resurrected animation favorite "Futurama" will return to Comedy Central in June.   Comedy Central sources confirm to HitFix that Thursday, June 24 at 10:00 p.m. is currently set to be the premiere of the first new half-hour episode of "Futurama"since 2003.   "Futurama" launched in 1999 on Fox and aired through 2003. Adult Swim and then Comedy Central kept the show alive in repeats, with Comedy Central giving a home to extra-long "Futurama" episodes "Bender's Big Score," "The Beast with a Billion Backs," "Bender's Game" and "Into the Wild Green Yonder."    Ratings for the constantly recycled...
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[TV] Best TV Series Releases of 2009

Every year numerous beloved television series come to a close and the "Complete Series" DVD or Blu-ray release becomes a must-have item for the long-time fans. We here at JustPressPlay are no different - we love complete series releases. The awesome packaging, the nifty extras (both physical and disc-based) and the convenience of a one-stop-shop for all our Futurama, Battlestar Galactica or The Shield viewing. While some series purchases are no-brainers (Sopranos), there are plenty of overlooked series who pass under the radar. So here it is, the best of the best and the coolest overlooked Complete Series releases for 2009.

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Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series (DVD or Blu-ray)

Hailed as one of the best and most unique series in a long time, Battlestar Galactica's resurgence got noticed. A crew of humans attempts to survive during the purging oppression of the Cylons and encounter danger at every turn. For
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Best TV Series Releases of 2009

Every year numerous beloved television series come to a close and the "Complete Series" DVD or Blu-ray release becomes a must-have item for the long-time fans. We here at JustPressPlay are no different - we love complete series releases. The awesome packaging, the nifty extras (both physical and disc-based) and the convenience of a one-stop-shop for all our Futurama, Battlestar Galactica or The Shield viewing. While some series purchases are no-brainers (Sopranos), there are plenty of overlooked series who pass under the radar. So here it is, the best of the best and the coolest overlooked Complete Series releases for 2009.

Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series (DVD or Blu-ray)

Hailed as one of the best and most unique series in a long time, Battlestar Galactica's resurgence got noticed. A crew of humans attempts to survive during the purging oppression of the Cylons and encounter danger at every turn. For
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MovieWeb's 2009 DVD Holiday Gift Guide

Black Friday is approaching, fellow readers. No, I'm not talking about some sort of economic free-fall or any apocalyptic event that we might see in 2012. I'm talking about the shopper's paradise/nightmare that is the day after Thanksgiving, where all the hot holiday items are paraded about with slashed prices galore. While this day does wonders for your pocketbook, it takes a toll on your sanity with malls full of shoppers packed in like sardines, scurrying to complete their lists. We all know how trying these times are, so we here at MovieWeb are trying to make it a little easier on our readers. No, we won't be selling Blu-ray players for under $100, but we are compiling a tidy little list of our own complete with our top DVD buys of the season. Below you'll find a comprehensive guide to all of the hot titles that will be on the shelves this season,
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Futurama: The Complete Collection Hits The Shelves on DVD October 13th

Fans of a popular sci-fi animated series can get the entire legacy of the series in one hefty set this October. Futurama: The Complete Collection will be released on DVD on October 13. This massive 19-disc set contains all 72 episodes of the original series plus all four DVD films - Futurama: Bender's Big Score, Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs, Futurama: Bender's Game and Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder. The complete set is priced at $169.98 Srp and you can take a look at the cover art and special features below.

Looking to get your Futurama fix in great, big, hilarious, planet-sized chunks? Then this is your lucky light year! Now, in one shiny collection, you'll find all seventy-two original TV episodes and four epically amusing, feature-length adventures starring your favorite spaced-out space crew, plus enough extras to fill a moon base, if you're into that sort of thing.
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