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Rebirth 

After the events of Over The Wild Green Yonder, Leela is put in an irreversible coma. Fry must find a way to cope with his loss, so he builds a robotic Leela.

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Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 4 more credits »
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Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Zapp Brannigan / Dr. Zoidberg / Awakening Machine / Robo-Fry (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela / Robo-Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender / Randy Munchnik (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Build-a-Bot Leela / Planet Express Computer / Skinless Robo-Leela (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Kif Kroker (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad (voice)
Frank Welker ... Nibbler / Cyclophage (voice)
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After the events of Over The Wild Green Yonder, Leela is put in an irreversible coma. Fry must find a way to cope with his loss, so he builds a robotic Leela.

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English

Release Date:

24 June 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first original episode broadcast on Comedy Central. See more »

Goofs

Bender, Giff and Zoidberg cannot be revived with human stem cells. See more »

Quotes

Turanga Leela: [Wakes up from her coma] Bender, shut the hell up!
[Everyone stands shocked; Bender starts overheating]
Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth: Bender, stop shutting the hell up!
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References Futurama: Hell Is Other Robots (1999) See more »

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Twisted and funny story, touching love, good 2.5D visuals and intriguing ending but not so creative, no franchise reboot and anticipated episodic format of the bionic pizza
25 June 2010 | by igoatabaseSee all my reviews

I only watched a few episodes of the first two seasons but always considered Futurama one of the best cartoons on TV. However I never became one of its followers as I'm not into episodic shows. Some missions of the week were good but others were disappointing. So when I read that season 6 was about to air I thought it would be the perfect occasion to reboot the franchise and provide its long time fans with a fresh and original production.

Rebirth didn't meet my expectations but it should succeed in entertaining the audience. Indeed some situations were quite hilarious. I didn't dig the whole Bender delirium but most of the jokes were funny. However I found some cultural references a bit lazy, at least two films. I couldn't help comparing it to Space Pilot 3000, that I rated 10 out of 10, and they didn't play in the same creative league. Otherwise the characters spirit hasn't aged and I instantly fell in love again with Leela & Fry. I found some scenes touching and even if their relationship is not as super as Lois & Clark I think it has potential and I hope it'll be further developed in the upcoming episodes.

As for the story it wasn't mind blowing but twisted enough so you should definitely be surprised. Visually it's still a miss of traditional 2D animation and 3D cel-shaded CG. However I think they could have upgraded their vision and made it a bit more modern. Some backgrounds were specially tasteless but overall I think the production quality is good. Last but not least it ended with a cliffhanger and even if I don't expect Futurama to switch to a heavy format, with one story for the whole season, it should intrigue you enough to at least watch the next episode, In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela. So it wasn't a two parts pilot but I think Rebirth deserves your attention. But don't expect Futurama to reinvent itself ! It's really like if the show had never been canceled.


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