Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Life is good...

Wow, perhaps the only three shows I'd loved over the last ten years are all gaining renewed life. (No, not Family Guy.) Arrested Development, to my surprise, has been renewed for a third season, although I have to assume that will be it's last. Firefly is going to become a theatrical film, Serenity. And now there's word that Fox, following the impressive DVD sales of the season sets, is considering having a couple of direct-to-DVD Futurama movies made.

Sadly, Serenity, while appreciated, won't replace Firefly. Joss Whedon was obviously setting up character and story arcs that were meant to be examined and finally resolved are many years and dozens of hours of programming. A two-hour movie, even with a sequel or two, won't allow for that. This means that he'll have to truncate everything he wanted to do down to that limited amount of time.

Still, it's better than nothing.

Futurama, I expect, and although this is optimal either, should adapt better to single adventures of longer length. Whether these putative movies will parody some sci-fi films or series, or instead be built around some trope like time travel, remains to be seen. However, I am just giddy at the thought of new Futurama material. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this will happen.

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