So Futurama is gone. Cancelled again. Kaput. And frankly I’m quite glad. The last season was underwhelming and clunky, like the writers and illustrators were merely going through the motions of making a quirky sci-fi animation. Where were all the memorable jokes, the scenes I can quote off the top of my head, the stories I genuinely wanted to see? The problem for me stretches back to the run of ‘films’, and I really want to just accept that Futurama ended back at its first cancellation. That’s what made that one Simpsons joke funny.

“Why did they have to cancel Futuramaaa?!” Perhaps also the one Simpsons joke that I laughed at in the past 12 or 13 years. Only the re-runs of seasons 1 through 8 keep me laughing non-stop. Well, not so much seasons 1 and 2. But I don’t want to start a tirade against the Simpsons either. That’s already been done on here somewhere.

What I want to propose. Although I’m not sure quite who I’m proposing this to. What I want to propose is that somehow, with somebody’s money, and on some TV network, Futurama should make a return. But, we should forget about everything we’ve seen up to now. Just forget it all. Because, the Futurama we need to see should be a prequel. A prequel set in the 1990’s and following the one and only Philip J Fry.

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This article was first posted on November 16, 2013