Futurama: Monster Robot Maniac Fun Collection

DVD Reviews | Aug 21st, 2005

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Starring Billy West, Katey Sagal, John Di Maggio, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Lauren Tom, David Herman, Phil LaMarr
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Studio: 30th Century Fox
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Not sure why they are releasing a best of collection for Futurama, but anyway, here it is. I guess these are Matt Groening and David X Cohen 4 favorite episodes that feature monster robots. Though I think only two episodes actually have that sort of thing, the other two are Emmy winning/nominated episodes I believe.

The episodes featured on the DVD are: “Hell is Other Robots,” “Anthology of Interest I,” “Roswell That Ends Well,” and “The Sting.” I never liked “Hell is Other Robots “episode and it’s not really funny so I’m not sure why that’s on this best-of collection. Plus the Robot Satan is kind of scary haha. Though one of my favorite episodes of the entire series in this mix of episodes. That’s Anthology of Interest 1! Seeing gigantic Bender and Fry playing Frisbee and landing on Hanson is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a cartoon. Plus I love the big Godzilla type battle between Big Bender and Big Zoidberg. And how they kill little dinky humans at will and suck them up through portals. Just a classic, hilarious part of that episode! The second part of the episode is funny because you see Leela killing everyone. The episode “Roswell that Ends Well” is hysterical because Fry ends up being his own Grandfather, which is just comedy gold right there! Plus Zoidberg being captured and tested on by the Army is funny as well. I don’t really remember the episode “The Sting” though.

Each episode has an introduction with Matt Groening and some of the cast, and even the characters from the show like Bender, Zoidberg and Professor. That was fun to hear. There’s some extras that aren’t on the full seasons sets so that’s something to think about if you want to buy this collection. There’s a full animatic episode of Hell is Other Robots with optional commentary. I really like watching that stuff. The DVD menu is funny because all the characters are singing the theme song in a beatbox style.

I’d say if you have the boxsets already, than this isn’t something you really need. If you are a DVD collector and like every little extra on DVDs, and a fan of Futurama, than this might be something to purchase.

Special Introduction by Series Creator Matt Groening and Executive Producer David X. Cohen, joined by Futurama Characters and Crew.
Additional Introductions for Each Episode
Full-length Animatic of “Hell is Other Robots” featuring Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Claudia Katx, Rich Moore, John DiMaggio (voice of Bender) and Billy West (voice of Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidber and More!)

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround CC
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround

Standard 1.33:1 Color

English, Spanish

Favorite Scenes: Anthology of Interest 1, Roswell that Ends Well
Rating: NR
Running Time: 88 minutes
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