10 Times Futurama Eerily Predicted The Future

The Simpsons isn't the only show with a crystal ball.

Futurama Lucy Liu
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From Disney's purchase of Fox, to Donald Trump's presidency and even Daenerys and Drogon destroying King's Landing, The Simpsons have predicted a lot over the years. While the family from Springfield have become famous for their premonitions, it's easy to overlook some of the downright incredible predictions to come from Futurama.

When designing and building the landscape of 1000 years into the future, Futurama had no choice but to predict what the year 3000 would look like. From space travel to flying cars, robots, and aliens, there are aspects of the show we may yet see by the year 3000. However, some of the aspects have come to life much earlier.

In order to get to the year 3000, Futurama had to create 1000 years worth of the future's history. Throughout these ten centuries, the writers could make literally anything happen, and between the time that Fry spent in the freezer tube and the years that followed, there was a creepy amount of things Futurama seemingly managed to predict.

While Uranus may not have been renamed Urectum just yet, the world is beginning to resemble New New York more and more every day...

10. Star Wars: Episode IX

Futurama Lucy Liu
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Futurama took heavy inspiration from the world of sci-fi in many of its aspects, but it's no secret that it was Star Trek that inspired the show more than anything else. There was even an entire episode dedicated to Fry's love for the show, with guest appearances by the likes of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner.

However, it was the future of the Star Wars franchise that the show predicted in the year 2000. When walking through Past-O-Rama in 'The Lesser of Two Evils', a cinema sign can be seen in the background, advertising the showing of Star Wars 9: Yoda's Bar Mitzvah.

At the time of this episode's release, the latest Star Wars movie was The Phantom Menace, still 19 years away from Episode IX actually being released. Lucasfilm was barely one third of the way into the Prequel Trilogy - there was no way of knowing another trilogy would come years later.

Though the show didn't quite get the title of the ninth instalment right, Yoda's Bar Mitzvah does hint at a look into the youth of the small, green creature, something we were treated to in some regard during The Mandalorian.

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