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    Unique ID Code: 0000067192
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    Added on: 6/12/2004 11:16
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    Futurama: Series 1 (US)

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    Every episode from the first season
    Certificate: none
    Running Time: 299 mins
    Retail Price: $39.98
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    Features every episode from the first season of Matt Groening`s hit animated comedy.

    `Space Pilot 3000`, `The Series Has Landed`, `I, Roomate`, `Love`s Labour`s Lost In Space`, `Fear Of A Bot Planet`, `A Fistful Of Dollars`, `My Three Suns`, `A Big Piece Of Garbage`, `Hell Is Other Robots`, `A Flight To Remember`, `Mars University`, `When Aliens Attack` and `Fry And The Slurm Factory`.

    Special Features:
    Full-Length Audio Commentary On All 13 Episodes
    Animatics, Script and Storyboards For the Pilot Episode
    Deleted Scenes From Selected Episodes
    Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
    Concept Art Gallery (Videos and Stills)

    Video Tracks:
    Standard 1.33:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 Spanish
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 French

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Peter Avanzino
    Susie Dietter
    Mark Ervin
    Ron Hughart
    Jeff Lynch
    Brian Sheesley

    Billy West
    John Di Maggio
    Katey Sagal
    Lauren Tom
    Phil LaMarr

    Casting By:
    Jill Anthony
    Julie Mossberg

    Soundtrack By:
    Christopher Tyng

    Paul D. Calder

    Production Designer:
    Serban Cristescu

    Matt Groening
    David X. Cohen
    Kristin Gore
    Darin Henry
    Ken Keeler
    Bill Odenkirk
    J. Stewart Burns
    Brian J. Cowan
    Claudia De La Roca
    Tom Gammill
    Jason Grode
    Alex Johns
    Weinstein Josh
    Eric Kaplan
    Claudia Katz
    Lewis Morton
    Bill Oakley
    Max Pross
    Richard Raynis
    Mili Smythe
    Patric Verrone

    Executive Producer:
    David X. Cohen
    Matt Groening
    Eric Horsted
    Ken Keeler

    Twentieth Century Fox

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    Futurama is a wacky Simpsons-style cartoon about a guy (called Fry) accidentally getting his butt frozen for a thousand years, thus awakening in the 31st century.
    Always original, mostly hilarious and/or funny - this series gives "The Simpsons" a very good competition.
    The video transfer is good. There are no compression signs and despite the image not being 100% crisp (the situation gets pretty bad upon zooming into the picture), the colors are nicely saturated and the wacky animation really works.
    The DD 2.0 soundtrack is ok. Of course, a DD 5.1 soundtrack would`ve been even better, since the surrounds could`ve been used for the numerous effects in the series.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    The extras include a commentary for each episode, several deleted scenes, a behind the scenes featurette, storyboards and an episode script.
    Bottom line - the very first season of a great series, that`ll probably make you laugh your (alien) brains out.
    And as to the 64000$ question - Futurama Or The Simpsons? Well, as far as season 1 is concerned - Futurama wins by a landslide (but still, the first season of The Simpsons was created about a decade before the first season of Futurama).
    posted by Zvi Josef on 7/12/2004 19:10