'Futurama,' the sci-fi animated series, bids farewell – again
'Futurama' aired its series finale Sept. 4 on Comedy Central. 'Futurama' features the voices of Billy West and Katey Sagal.
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"Futurama" owes its extended run to its devoted fans, who convinced network executives that a market still existed for the series, said Billy West, the voice of Fry, Professor Farnsworth and many other characters on the show.Skip to next paragraph
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"I want to thank every single one of them, and if I could I would in person," West told SPACE.com before season seven premiered last year. "Because that's what brought the show back; we couldn't do much about it."
Fry and Leela get hitched in the series finale, cementing their love in a ceremony officiated by the reptilian Space Pope.
Those of you who haven't seen the episode yet can breathe easy, for that's not much of a spoiler. A lot of other stuff happens in the finale, which "Futurama" executive producer David X. Cohen described in the web chat last night as a "very romantic gore-fest."
Groening thinks this latest "Futurama" swan song — the fourth finale penned for the show by writer Ken Keeler — takes the series out on a high note.
"This one just worked really well," Groening said. "I think it's moving, and I think it's funny, and it's something you've never seen before."
But that doesn't necessarily mean that "Futurama" is dead and buried for good this time.
"We like each other," Groening said of the "Futurama" cast and crew. "We'd love to work together again."
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