Futurama: Volume 5 [Blu-ray]
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I have the 'Complete Collection' in Bender's Head that carries Seasons 1-4 and the four direct-to-dvd movies, and Volumes 6 and 7.
I think I'm missing the episodes on Volume 5, but can't determine if Volume 5 and Season 5 are the same.
I wish they'd stick to one nomenclature to avoid confusion.
I'd like to see a list of Seasons and Volumes, side by side for comparison so I don't waste money on duplicates.
I found the information I was looking for. To save the rest of you the time/effort of online research:
Futurama: from Wikipedia:
The American animated science fiction sitcom Futurama, created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company, aired on Fox from March 28, 1999 to August 2003; Cartoon Network's Adult Swim aired reruns of the show from 2003 through 2007. Following a commitment from 20th Century Fox Television to produce four straight-to-DVD Futurama films, Comedy Central announced in June 2006 that they were resurrecting the show and would air the films as new Futurama episodes (reconfiguring each film into four episodes) after each film's DVD release. Comedy Central began airing Futurama reruns in January 2008 and broadcast the first film in March 2008. Following the four films (considered the fifth season of the show), Comedy Central has broadcast a sixth season of twenty-six episodes, split over 2010 and 2011. A seventh season was announced in March 2011 and debuted in the summer of 2012.
As of August 29, 2012, Futurama has broadcast 127 episodes, concluding the first half of the seventh season. The series is currently on hiatus and will return in mid-2013.Read more ›
There were a few episodes that did not have that "oomph", and a time or two where it felt like they were trying a bit too hard to deliver a joke, but I would chalk that up to a bit of rust for being off the air for so long. Again this is absolutely nothing to try and deter any Futurama fan, or even those new to the series as there is plenty of wit, charm, and story to be found here with two episodes in particular I found to be not only fun to watch, but very...moving for a lack of a better word. The quality of episodes ramp up quickly, but I do feel it's only fair to dock them a half star for it.
So this is really a 4 and a half star review? No, the other half star comes off for the packaging. The artwork, while simple I find to be the best of all the others to date. My problem? The DVD sleeves. Yes I said sleeves, not cases. Even worse they are cardboard sleeves, so to continue using the original packaging to house your DVD will mean scratches will be inevitable. It's very disappointing to see them packaged this way, especially comparing this packaging to the previous 4 seasons where you got not only plastic cases for your dvd's, but episode names and a brief synopsis of each episode on the back of each case. The was not a step, but a leap back. Hopefully complaints of the packaging will mean that Season 6 will be packaged much better, even if that's just me being optimistic. I would advise getting some cases to house your DVD's instead of the packaging itself, especially if you are a repeat viewer like me.Read more ›
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I love Futurama and I never get tired of it. I relate.to these characters over the Simpsons. Although the Simpsons are great. Futurama works for me.Published 3 months ago by BluDragon
This is the start of the 5th PRODUCTION season, not the 5th broadcast season. This is the first of the new episodes.Published 4 months ago by Andrew Riopel
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