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'Futurama' and New TV Shows on DVD, Streaming Online for Dec. 21, 2010

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 21st 2010 3:00PM
futuramaComedy nerds everywhere cheered when Comedy Central announced it was bringing 'Futurama' back to the tube. But after a series of hit-and-miss DVD movies (that also aired on Comedy Central) and talk of recasting the show's lead voice actors (luckily, that never happened), fans started feeling nervous about the relaunch of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen's sharp, bitter and hilarious ode to the future.

As our own Danny Gallagher pointed out in his recaps of the show, the comeback started out on a rocky note with Groening and crew tying up the loose ends from the final DVD movie ('Into the Wild Green Yonder'). But the new season started to hit its stride around the halfway point with episodes about "robosexuality" -- the love that sprouts between a robot and a human -- and managed to end on a high note with an all-out mutant revolution.

The Volume 5 DVD and Blu-Ray set features commentary tracks for all 13 episodes, plus deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, and "Bender's First, Best, and Only Music Video!" Watch an exclusive deleted scene clip from the DVD, after the jump.

Plus: TV Squad is giving away five copies of the 'Futurama: Volume 5' DVD. To enter the giveaway, scroll down to the bottom of the post for details.

Also new on DVD today:

'Caprica' Season 1.5: Should we cheer or should we weep? This set features six never-before-seen episodes of the moody but fascinating and ambitious 'Battlestar Galactica' prequel. Win! But it also serves to remind us that Syfy yanked 'Caprica' off the air in October and scheduled the show's final act to run next year, after the episodes were released on DVD. Boo!

'Family Guy' It's a Trap (DVD and Blu-ray): Seth McFarlane's popular trilogy about another popular trilogy is finally complete. McFarlane's crude and (sometimes) clever riff on 'Return of the Jedi' is probably the guiltiest piece of guilty pleasure entertainment on the market this holiday season. Enjoy it with your rowdy nephews.

The Andy Griffith Show 50th Anniversary: Best of Mayberry

Billy the Exterminator Season 1 and Season 2

Gens Simmons: Family Jewels The Complete 4th Season and The Complete 5th Season

Once an Eagle (miniseries) Blu-Ray

The Secret Life of the American Teenager Volume 5

The Virginian The Complete 2nd Season: Collector's Tin

New to Netflix Watch Instantly:

torchwood'Torchwood' Seasons 1 and 2: Catch up with Captain Jack Harkness' (John Barrowman) early sci-fi adventures before the new version of the hit UK series premieres (hopefully) next year.

'The Garfield Show'

'Hotel Babylon 'Seasons 2 and 3

'Party Down' Season 2

'Primeval' Seasons 1, 2 and 3

'Robin Hood' Seasons 1 and 2

'Saturday Night Live' Seasons 21-25

'Skins' (UK) Volumes 1 and 2

'Top Gear' Series 10

We're giving five readers the chance to win 'Futurama: Volume 5' on DVD.

To enter to win, submit a comment on this post naming your favorite 'Futurama' character.

Submit your entry before 12PM EST on Tuesday, Dec. 28, and make sure to use a valid email address. Good luck!

AOL Television's 'Futurama: Volume 5' DVD giveaway is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. To enter, please leave a comment on this page. The comment must be left before 12:00 pm Eastern Time on Dec. 28. You may enter once per email address and five winners will be selected in a random drawing. Approximate total retail value of the prize is $30). Click Here for complete Official Rules.

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Hedonismbot's voice always gets me. He takes so much delight in everything.

December 23 2010 at 12:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Zoidberg because is so sexy

December 23 2010 at 4:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Scruffy the Janitor of course!

December 22 2010 at 3:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dan M

Think his name is Clamps.He's the robot gangster who always says "Let me clamp him".

December 22 2010 at 2:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jeremy Cromwell

Bender Bending Rodriguez
But it's always good to see the Robot Devil, Tinny Tim, Morbo or the Horrible Gelatinous Blob

December 22 2010 at 2:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Daune Calovini

Leela. It's the voice. Katey Sagal is great.

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December 22 2010 at 10:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Professor Farnsworth! For some reason, his senile ramblings and one-liners ("wha?") always make me laugh.

December 22 2010 at 10:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It has to be Kif, of course....the poor guy has to put up with so much from Zapp Brannigan, least of all having to look up his velour mini-skirt...

Plus, he has Amy all over him, so he's doing all right.

December 22 2010 at 8:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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