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The entire cast of Futurama on one massive poster

Over the course of seven seasons, Futurama assembled an enormous animated cast, and artist Unrellius has managed to squeeze just about every alien, robot, and head in a jar into a single poster.  Read More... //

SideReel Picks the Worst TV Robots of All Time

I'm a big fan of science fiction (my poor family can attest to the truth of this statement) and was one of the few who watched Fringe all the way to its bitter, fairly nonsensical end. But I have faith in the genre and in the abilities of J.J. Abrams — a sci-fi fan's sci-fi fan, if there ever was — so I was pretty excited to check out Almost Human . Sure, it's a pastiche of every robotic police movie/show ever, but it's fun, and it's got great visuals (which, OK, are heavily borrowed from the brilliant film  Blade Runner ). So in honor of Almost Human's (so far) great* robot cop, Dorian, here's a list of the worst robots ever to grace your living room. * As of this writing, two episodes have aired. It's very possible the show will suck. I'm not blessed with the power of foresight. I don't even know what I'm having for dinner tonight.   Challenge of the GoBots:  GoBots Any TV show that exists solely to sell merchandise is an irritant in my book, but GoBots , the sad bastard step-sibling of Transformers , is an especially egregious example. The GoBots aren't even half as cool as Transformers! And no one's made a GoBots movie, have they? Let alone the 108 movies that Transformers seems to have made. And if there were a GoBots movie, it would probably star Emile Hirsch, the poor man's Shia Laboeuf.     Small Wonder:  Vicki Robot engineer Ted Lawson creates a creepy-ass child robot whose name (Vicki) stems from her model ID ( V oice I nput C hild I denticant). Normal so far, I guess? Except that Ted tries to pass her off as human and sends her to school, where apparently no one ever seems to realize she TALKS LIKE A ROBOT and always looks exactly the same (at least until the actress herself started to age). Ugh, I bet she was a curve buster, too. Thanks for ruining the college hopes and dreams of your classmates, Vicki.   Buffy the Vampire Slayer:  Buffybot Buffybot was designed as a sexbot for Spike and was so convincing, she managed to convince real Buffy's friends that Buffy was depressed and acting out (something I hope a sexbot designed after me would do as well). Later she's used to better ends, but in a show that routinely pushed the boundaries of the suspension of disbelief, this was just a microchip too far.     Star Trek: The Next Generation:  Lore What was the point of Lore? He's basically just evil Data, and it's unclear why their creator Dr. Soong would have designed him in the first place. How is it possible that the final step before "perfect android" is "evil android"? And why didn't he dress better? Or wear a mustache? Why couldn't he be an evil genius as opposed to just a weird, petty android? Hate on Wesley all you want, but he was way more interesting than Lore.     Friends:  C.H.E.E.S.E. We get it: Joey is a bad actor and ends up in terrible projects! The backronymned C.H.E.E.S.E. ( C omputerized H umanoid E lectronically E nhanced S ecret E nforcer) is supposed to be the exemplar of a terrible network show that might cast Joey, but come on! At the time this episode aired (2000), no network would put this on TV. The time of Small Wonder was long past, and the concept of C.H.E.E.S.E. is just a meta-insult to the intelligence of Friends fans.   Futurama:  Flexo I appreciate that Futurama was willing to turn sci-fi convention on its head and say that a doppelgänger with a goatee whom everyone declares to be "evil" might actually be the good one of the two, but he's just so boring. I know, I know, that's the point, but he kept popping back up and being his same boring self, never getting frustrated, always there with a pat on the back or heartily chuckling at a joke — but there's a reason we love real Bender (aka the real evil Bender) and that's that he's insane, awful, and hilarious. "Evil" Bender never stood a chance.   Battlestar Galactica:  The Cylons The frustrating thing about the Cylons was that early in the series they really were terrifying. They were indistinguishable from us except for the fact that they were better in almost every way — AND nearly succeeded in destroying all of humanity. And then after a few seasons they were… vaguely mean kind of? Except for the ones who were good? Maybe we were supposed to root for them? Maybe they held the key to everything? Who knows! In trying to be all things to the series, they became nothing worth watching, and that was truly a shame.   Family Matters:  Urkelbot Let the GIF at the left do the explaining.                   Leah E. Friedman  is the editor of She's seen things you people wouldn't believe . You can follow her musings on  Twitter .

A Moment To Say Goodbye To Futurama

Guys, I need you to give me a moment. I am a little beside myself right now. I know everyone is meant to feel loss from time to time, and it is a part of life,  but I am not ready to lose Futurama again. That show has brought me so much joy and laughter. It took the look of The Simpson's, and just sci-fi'd it until it surpassed that show. Yes, i just said Futurama surpassed The Simpsons. The Simpsons is the mainstream cartoon. Futurama was its cool younger cousin who drive a nicer car and always had a cool one-liner. And now, after last night's final episode, we need to say goodbye. But darn it, I'M NOT READY!   Read more at  //  

‘Futurama’ Series Finale Sneak Peek: Fry Breaks the Universe [Video]

Futurama  is blasting off for the final time tonight in the series finale, “Meanwhile,” and Comedy Central has released a sneak peek of what’s in store, namely Fry breaking the universe. While the rest of the world hangs in limbo Fry and Leela will have plenty of time to mull their future, while Leela considers whether or not to accept Fry’s marriage proposal. Check out the clip below. Read More.. //

Top Moments: Richard Simmons Goes Crazy and Oprah's Big Hang-Up

Our top moments of the week: 11. Best Arrival:   Viewers say goodbye to 24/7 soccer coverage and hello to FX's new sister channel, FXX, in appropriate fashion. When FXX officially kicks off at 7 a.m. Monday morning, the reception begins to go out and the game footage interchanges with an image of a black leather couch. Suddenly, the black leather couch begins to move and out from the seams bursts a very hot and a very naked  Danny DeVito  in a classic  It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia   clip . Goal!  Read More... //

'Futurama' isn't completely over: Creators talk 'Simpsons' crossover

"Futurama" might have aired its final episode on Sept. 4, but the show isn't gone forever. There are plans for a crossover with "The Simpsons" that is currently being developed and will continue to keep the "Futurama" characters alive and well -- for one more episode, at least. During the "Futurama Live" finale event at the YouTube Space LA, Zap2it spoke with "Futurama" creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen about the planned crossover. As the finale episode "Meanwhile" ended on a pretty uplifting but conclusive note, the pair admitted that the "Simpsons" crossover won't take place after the finale chronologically. It's just tricky to figure out when it actually does take place in the "Futurama" timeline. "This is what I would say: I mean, we were canceled for several years. I think the crossover episode probably happened then, because can you imagine how many exciting adventures happened in those years that we never heard... //

Futurama's final episode makes me a Fry and Leela shipper at last

Futurama uses its last episode, "Meanwhile," wisely. It fixes something that has bothered me from the beginning of the show, and shows us the beauty of true love.  Read More...   //

'Futurama' series finale: Did 'Meanwhile' prove to be a worthwhile second conclusion?

Well, "Futurama" fans, the end has come -- for a second time.Resurrection can only last so long and, so, it's time to say goodbye to Matt Groening's cult classic comedy once more. On Wednesday (Sept. 4), "Futurama" signed off for good (or did it?) with "Meanwhile," an episode centered on Fry (Billy West) finally growing the nerve to propose to Leela (Katey Sagal). This being "Futurama," of course, things involved some sort of futuristic high-jinks and did not go smoothly. But was it the ending the show deserved? For a show that got the boot from original home FOX in 2003 before rising from the ashes on cable in 2008, it seemed only fitting that the series finale focus so heavily on characters dying over and over, while trying to find a way to reverse said death.After breaking the universe (because of course Fry would), there was an bittersweet beauty in watching Fry and Leela... //

'Futurama Live': Chris Hardwick hosts finale special live stream

"Futurama" is coming to an end ... again. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Chris Hardwick is hosting a special pre- and post-show, streaming live from the YouTube Space LA. The specials will feature Q&A with the cast and crew of the long-running animated show, as they say goodbye to the show with their fans.Among those scheduled to attend are creator Matt Groening, executive producer David X. Cohen and voice talent Billy West, Phil LaMarr, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, Patric Verrone and Peter Avanzino.The festivities kick off at 9:30 p.m. ET for the pre-show, with the post-show following at 10:30 p.m. ET. You can follow along with the live stream above.... //

'Futurama' series finale: Fry breaks the universe

FuturamaGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV ShowsThe end is near for "Futurama." After seven seasons and 124 episodes -- plus four feature-length movies -- the animated series ends its run Wednesday (Sept. 4) on Comedy Central.As revealed at Comic-Con in July, Fry finally decides to propose to Leela in the finale, but thanks to a time-travel device invented by Prof. Farnsworth, things go amiss. Like, really amiss, as you can see in the clip above.Fry and Leela initially have some fun being the only people who are free to move around, but will it last? You can find out when the series finale airs at 10 p.m. ET Wednesday on Comedy Central. The episode will be bookended by live pre- and post-show interviews with creators Matt Groening and David X. Cohen on the show's website.Are you ready to say goodbye to "Futurama"?... //