Die neue Serie "Futurama" vom Erfinder der Simpsons, Matt Groening, enthält viele Aspekte,
die im Zusammenhang mit zwei der Hauptthemen dieser Website stehen: Tierrechte und Atheismus.
Da vieles erst beim Betrachten der Einzelbilder offenbar wird (und manches wohl in der Synchronisation verloren gehen wird),
hier ein Episodenführer mit einigen Standbildern und Zitaten (die in nächster Zeit weiter ergänzt werden).
Sendezeiten (und weiterer TV-Tips) sind den antiSpe-TV-Tips zu entnehmen.
- Space Pilot 3000
After an accidental cryogenic freezing, Fry awakens at the dawn of the year 3000. With the help of his two new friends, a degenerate robot named Bender and a beautiful one-eyed alien named Leela, Fry defies his life assignment as a delivery boy. He tracks down his great-great-great-etc. nephew, Professor Farnsworth, who hires the three to work for his intergalactic delivery service. It's a brave new world and Fry is in for the ride of his life.
"Shinier that yours, meatbag!"
- Episode Two: The Series Has Landed
After delivering a package to an amusement park on the moon, Fry shows Leela how to appreciate the celestial body. Meanwhile Bender finds a little robot romance with a farmer's daughters, which puts the whole crew in jeopardy.
(zur Entschlüsselung des außerirdischen Alphabets siehe unten)
- I, Roommate...
Fry is such a slob that he is forced to move out of the Planet Express offices. But friendship makes for strange bedfellows when he moves in with Bender and discovers the nuts and bolts of living with a robot.
- Love's Labors Lost in Space
While on a mission to save all the animals on a planet verging on collapse, Leela encounters Capt. Zapp Brannigan, a self-proclaimed ladies' man looking to add Leela to his list of conquests.
- Fear of a Bot Planet
While delivering a package to a planet inhabited by robots, where humans are killed instantly, Bender becomes intoxicated with the robot lifestyle and must choose between becoming a celebrity of sorts or saving his friends' lives.
"Got milk?" ist der Propagandaslogan der amerikanischen Milchindustrie
- A Fishful of Dollars
Fry discovers he's a billionaire because his savings have been accruing interest for 1,000 years. Caught up in the excitement of his riches, he squanders his fortune to buy an unopened can of anchovies -- extinct since the year 2200. What he doesn't realize is that Mom, the head of a mega-conglomorate, will do anything -- even use Pamela Anderson's head-in-a-jar -- to get her hands on those anchovies.
- "Okay, my friends, get ready for the most delicious extinct animal you ever tasted."
- "I don't know. I had cow."
- My Three Suns
The crew visits a planet inhabited by liquid aliens. Fry, after delivering a package under the scorching heat of the planet's three suns, finds a bottle of cool blue liquid to quench his thirst. But when that liquid turns out to be the civilization's ruler, Fry finds he has become the new leader. Initially drunk with power, he soon discovers his life is in danger and must turn to his friends to help him dry out.
Ein Fernsehkoch preist die neptunische Küche
Geschäft in Little Neptun:
- "Wow, you guys have any kind of meat here except human!"
- "You want human?"
Aufschrift: "I Can't Believe It's Not Slug!" ("I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!" ist ein bekannter Markenname)
- A Big Piece of Garbage
While at a science symposium hosted by inventor extraordinaire Ron Popeil's head-in-a-jar, the Professor creates a new invention -- the Smelloscope. Initially criticized, the Smelloscope is redeemed when it reveals that a putrid celestial body is on a collision course with Earth. To make matters worse, the approaching object is a huge mass of garbage launched into space at the end of the 20th century, after New York ran out of landfill sites. The trashteroid's orbit has set it on a path of destruction and it just may take a rag-tag team of package delivery specialists to land on it and blow it up before it creates Armageddon on Earth.
- Hell is Other Robots
After a Beastie Boys Heads concert at Madison Cube Garden, Bender goes on a bender and gets hooked on power surges. His life begins a downward spiral until he finds salvation at the Temple of Robotology. Having found religion, his polite behavior becomes so irritating to his friends that they begin to tempt him with his old vices. When he finally succumbs and returns to his old ways, he is banished to Robot Hell where, in a musical extravaganza, he faces the Robot Devil and endures tortures unimaginable to man.
"Condemned by the Space Pope"
Robotkirche - die "Heilige Schrift" in BASIC:
20 GOTO HELL
- A Flight to Remember
Professor Farnsworth books the crew of Planet Express on the maiden voyage of the largest, most luxurious space cruise ship ever ... the Titanic. This expedition turns into a "Love Boat" as Bender falls for a wealthy Countess robot and Fry swims with the sharks. When Zapp Brannigan takes a shortcut in space, however, it becomes a night to remember as the Titanic approaches a black hole.
- Mars University
When Fry returns to college to prove he can be just as good of a dropout as he was in the Twentieth Century, Professor Farnsworth surprises him with a dorm roommate, a super-intelligent monkey. Meanwhile Bender, a legend of the robot fraternity Epsilon Rho Rho -- "ERR"-- leads a revenge of the robot nerds.
- When Aliens Attack
The Omicrons threaten to destroy the earth if they can't see the last episode of a lost 20th Century television series "Single Female Lawyer" starring an unmarried human female, who wears very short miniskirts, struggling to succeed in human man's world. Because the last episode was destroyed by someone spilling beer on the transmitter (think Fry), the crew from Planet Express must deliver their version of "Single Female Lawyer."
- Fry and the Slurm Factory
Fry opens a "Slurm" beverage container bearing the golden bottle cap and wins a tour of the "Slurm" Factory (a la "Willy Wonka") to see how the world's most deliciously addictive soft drink is made. Wandering off from the tour, Fry is horrified when he accidentally discovers the top-secret ingredient that makes "Slurm" so impossible to resist.
- I Second That Emotion
Professor Farnsworth installs an empathy chip in Bender, forcing him to feel human emotion. After Bender flushes Nibbler -- Leela's beloved pet -- down the toilet, while showing no sign of remorse, the insensitive robot is programmed to receive Leela's emotional frequency. Overcome by sadness, Bender sets out on a mission to find Nibbler and save him from the dangerous depths of the sewers, where mysterious inhabitants lurk.
- Brannigan Begin Again
Womanizing Starship Captain Zapp Brannigan is court-martialed after he accidentally blows up the DOOP (Democratic Order of Planets) Headquarters and is stripped of his rank. When Professor Farnsworth shows pity and hires the down-and-out Brannigan as the newest member of his crew, Zapp leads a mutiny to overthrow Leela.
- A Head In The Polls
It's nearing election day on Earth and citizens are given a choice between two clones: John Jackson and Jack Johnson. When a mine disaster traps 200 robots and the universe's supply of Titanium, the necessary ingredient to manufacture robots, the precious element increases astronomically in value. Bender, now a rare and profitable robot, seizes the opportunity to get rich quick and sells his body to Richard Nixon. While Bender's head hangs out with Claudia Schiffer's at the "Hall of Heads", his body joins the race for President of the World.
- Xmas Story
Fry learns just how much Christmas has changed in the year 3000. Santa Claus is now an eight-foot robot (guest voice John Goodman) who terrorizes people foolish enough to be out on the streets on Christmas Eve.
- Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love
Doctor Zoidberg is acting very strange when little things send him into a rage. His self-diagnosis: it is mating season on his home planet, so he requests Leela, Fry and Bender to deliver him in time for the festivities. Upon arrival, Zoidberg sets out to hook up with the girl he left behind -- only to find out she has eyes for another. In homage to Cyrano de Bergerac, Fry coaches Zoidberg in the ways of 20th Century love.
- Put Your Head on My Shoulders
Fry finds his flirtation with Amy heating up, until Amy becomes too serious about the relationship. Fry attempts to break things off just before Valentine's Day and broaches the subject while traveling a bit too fast in Amy's car, causing an accident. As a result of the crash, Fry's head becomes separated from the rest of his body. But thanks to Dr. Zoidberg's quick thinking, Fry's life is saved when his head is grafted onto Amy's body, forcing them to spend Valentine's Day together whether they want to or not.
- Lesser of Two Benders
The Professor hires Flexo -- a new robot who, despite a goatee, is an exact duplicate of Bender -- as extra security when the crew is asked to take a valuable jeweled tiara to the Miss Universe Contest. When the tiara turns up missing, Fry suspects Flexo and starts a cat-and-mouse chase throughout the pageant with Bob Barker guest staring as himself.
- Raging Bender
When Bender goes to the movies, he ends up wrestling around to get a better view. While brawling, he gets discovered and signs on as the featured attraction in the brutal Ultimate Robot Fighting League -- with some knock-out results.
- A Bicyclops Built for Two
When Leela discovers that she is not the last cyclops in the Universe, she makes plans to meet with Alkazar, a male cyclops who tells Leela how she became the last female of their race. When Leela accepts Alkazar's marriage proposal, Fry tries to convince her that Alkazar is all wrong for her and Fry and Bender set out to gather evidence before Leela walks down the aisle.
- How Hermes Requisitioned His Groove Back
Hermes, the bureaucrat assigned to the Planet Express, is on the fast track to promotion until he starts to crack under pressure and is sent away in vacation. In his place, Morgan Proctor (Nora Dunn), an attractive woman and orderly bureaucrat arrives and immediately becomes romantically entangled with Fry. When Bender discovers their secret and threatens to tell their co-workers, Morgan panics and disables his memory disk.
- A Clone of My Own
While at his 150th birthday surprise party, Professor Farnsworth is surprised by his age and that it's time for retirement. Questioning his accomplishments and seeking more in life, he revives his clone, Cubert, a 12-year-old boy interested in girls and games. But the forlorn Farnsworth realizes that Cubert is just another failed experiment, and decides to accept his fate.
- The Deep South
When the crew aboard the Planet Express Spaceship goes fishing, Bender fashions a gigantic hook, causing the ship to sink. Once submerged, the Professor creates a habitable environment, but when leaking caffeine causes the evolutionary process to speed up, the city under sea becomes a civilization of mermaids and mermen. Fry finds romance and his senses begin to surface.
- Bender Gets Made
When Bender cannot pay the bill after an extremely expensive meal, he offers to work it off in the kitchen. While he's working he is introduced to the secret robot mafia who cooks up a plan for Bender to participate in a Zuban Cigar heist. Bender is dished a deal that hits closer to home.
- Mother's Day
It's Mother's Day in the year 3000 and the robots celebrate the occasion by lavishing presents on Mom, who happens to be the beloved founder of Mom's Friendly Robot Company. When Mom enlists the robots in a revolution to take over the world and make her Queen for Mother's Day, she instructs the robots to turn against their human masters. Realizing that Mom seeks world domination, Professor Farnsworth's seductive moves are made to save the humans.
- The Problem With Popplers
When the Planet Express crew lands on a previously undiscovered plant, they find that it is covered in a new and delicious animal life form which they call "popplers". These edible and highly addictive "popplers" soon become a new business venture for the crew as Earthlings just can't seem to get enough of these delicacies. The dreaded Omnicrons reveal just what these "popplers" actually are, and seek restitution for Earth's "poppler" consumption.
- Anthology of Interest I
When Professor Farnsworth invents a "what if" machine, each member of the gang poses a question to this new machine to receive video-simulated answer. What if Bender was 500 feet tall, Leela was more impulsive and Fry never woke up in Y3K? In three separate stories, Bender, Leela and Fry each find out what would happen if their lives were different, and Vice President Al Gore, physicist Stephen Hawking and actress Nichelle Nichols join forces to help Fry.
- War is the H-Word
Fry and Bender unwittingly join the Earth army just as war is declared on a distant planet. Zapp Branigan leads the Planet Express crew into war, meanwhile Kif falls in love.
- The Honking
Bender has a werewolf-type curse that turns him into a were-car who tries to run over Fry.
- The Cryonic Woman
After a prank gets Fry, Leela and Bender fired, Fry lucks into a job that reunites him with his previously frozen girlfriend from the 20th century.
- Amazon Women In The Mood
When Zapp Brannigan crashes a restaurant into Planet Amazonia, the crew discovers the planet in inhabited by a race of giant women who have found that life without the male gender is preferable. These Amazonian woman worship a Femcomputer who sentences Fry and the rest of the guys to death. It is up to Bender; a manbot and technically not a man, to intercede on the guys' behalf.
- Parasites Lost
When Fry eats an egg-salad sandwich from a vending machine at a gas station, he begins to have strange side-effects -- he becomes stronger and smarter. Professor Farnsworth makes a diagnosis and concludes that Fry had ingested "intelligent worms" that have set up shop in his body. Because these worms are so smart, the regular means of flushing them out will not work. The Planet Express crew must shrink themselves to microscopic form and enter Fry's body to fight off the intruders. Meanwhile Leela is left to divert Fry's attention, but finds herself more and more attracted to the new man Fry has become.
- Bendless Love
When a sleep-walking Bender causes havoc on Planet Express by indiscriminately bending things in the middle of the night, Professor Farnsworth becomes bent out of shape and sends him off to the Bending Factory where his uncontrollable need to bend becomes controlled. There, he is re-united with Flexo and meets Anglelyne, a curvaceous fembot, and sparks begin to fly.
- The Day the Earth Stood Stupid
- That's Lobstertainment!
Dr. Zoidberg persuades his long lost Uncle - silent hologram star Harold Zoid - to make a movie with Calculon.
- Birdbot of Ice-Catraz
The Professor decides to ship hazardous cargo to the outer reaches of space, but the course chartered takes the ship through some environmentally sensitive areas-- including the penguin refuge on Pluto. Leela refuses to transport the dangerous cargo, so the professor removes her from command and installs Bender as captain. While Bender is piloting the ship, he allows his attention to drift and accidentally showers the penguins with oily goop.