Good news, everyone. Futurama returns in a month, on Comedy Central. Just like it always has, we should expect Star Trek references in the new episodes, and a new sneak peek could possibly hint at an homage to the 2009 Star Trek movie. Check it out below.
THIS IS A DISASTER: PLANET EXPRESS SHIP DISMANTLED ON LAND!
To promote the return of Futurama, Comedy Central has been running a series of "Countdown to Futurama" posts on their CC Insider Blog, with sneak peeks of sketches and images from the upcoming shows. And in a new post they show the Planet Express ship dismantled.
And this image is reminiscent of a famous moment in the 2009 Star Trek movie.
Kirk sees the Enterprise being built in Star Trek 2009
The difference is that the Enterprise was being built, whereas the Planet Express Ship above is being dismantled. It can just be a coincidence, but the Futurama folks are clearly Trek fans. Over the years Futurama has been known for a high degree of Trek references from the subtle (like door swoosh sounds) to the overt, including many cameos from Trek celebrities. This was most apparent in the episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before" (see clip below).
Regardless, we at TrekMovie are looking forward to the return of Futurama. returns New episodes being June 24th on Comedy Central. More info at comedycentral.com/shows/futurama. If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the teaser for Futurama’s return.
|New Episodes on Comedy Central|
POLL: Are you ready to return to the world of tomorrow?
So are you looking forward to new Futurama, or should it stay dead?