Posts Tagged ‘Futurama’

Futurama Renewed For 7th Season

March 23rd, 2011 03:44 admin View Comments


An anonymous reader writes “During the video for the 3rd International Talk Like William Shatner Day, Futurama voice actor Maurice LaMarche revealed that the show had been renewed and he’d received his contract for the show.”

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David X. Cohen Talks About Futurama’s New Season

June 23rd, 2010 06:49 admin View Comments

joelkeller writes “I spoke to David X. Cohen, executive producer of Futurama, about the upcoming season, which premieres on June 24 on Comedy Central. He talks about the season finale (!) and how the show is always on the precipice of cancellation.”

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The Futurama of Physics

May 14th, 2010 05:49 admin View Comments

MasaMuneCyrus writes “I was surprised to notice an article about Futurama in my latest American Physical Society news. Titled, ‘Profiles in Versatility: The Futurama of Physics with David X. Cohen,’ Cohen talks a little bit about his life and his love for physics, and he goes on to describe how he regularly injects graduate-level physics jokes into the script of Futurama. He also talks a little bit about the upcoming season of Futurama: ‘in the 10th episode of the upcoming season, tentatively entitled “The Prisoner of Benda,” a theorem based on group theory was specifically written (and proven!) by staffer/PhD mathematician Ken Keeler to explain a plot twist.’”

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Details Emerge on Futurama’s “Rebirth” (and Return)

March 18th, 2010 03:36 admin View Comments

Svippy writes “As revealed last summer, Futurama will be returning this year, and while there were conflicts about the cast of the show in the late summer of 2009, a deal was eventually secured. Last week, Comedy Central confirmed the airing of the first episode, ‘Rebirth,’ will be 24 June 2010. Several other details related to plot and production have surfaced over the months, and for those interested, a full article is available on the subject.”

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Pneumatic Tube Communication In Hospitals

January 10th, 2010 01:31 admin View Comments

blee37 sends along a writeup from the School of Medicine at Stanford University on their pneumatic tube delivery system, used for sending atoms not bits. Such systems are in use in hospitals nationwide; the 19th-century technology is enhancd by recent refinements in pneumatic braking. “Every day, 7,000 times a day, Stanford Hospital staff turn to pneumatic tubes, cutting-edge technology in the 19th century, for a transport network that the Internet and all the latest Silicon Valley wizardry can’t match: A tubular system to transport a lab sample across the medical center in the blink of an eye.”

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