This second straight to DVD release of
Futurama is somewhat like three episodes all mingled into one but is
still quite entertaining, especially from the plethora of extras
that makes this a worthy purchase. It also contains some insights
into the "future" of Futurama, however back to the review.
Futurama the Beast with a Billion Backs
once again reunites all your favourite Futurama characters from Fry
to Bender and Leela to Zoidberg and this installment features
Brittany Murphy as Fry's new girlfriend, David Cross as the
planet-sized Yivo and Professor Stephen Hawking as himself. That's
right and quite unbelievable, given the scene with Stephen Hawking
having cybersex with his partner... it's politically incorrect but
The tale begins with Fry who begins dating a woman named Colleen
whom we later learn has her own harem. Fry finds himself unable to
share the love and breaks up with Colleen as a result and decides to
send himself to another universe where the beast with a billion
backs live called Yivo.
Fry becomes Yivo's representative on
Earth (in the form of a Space-Pope) and preaches the surrender of
free will and acceptance of Yivo's tentacular glory. The only beings
immune to Yivo's influence are the robots which of course includes
our friend Bender.
The Beast with a Billion Backs is an
entertaining Futurama movie that contains all the gags and enjoyment
from the TV series and is definitely recommended to all lovers of
the series. However where the DVD does excel is in the special
features that features quite a large list of bonuses that are quite
Another winner from Fox!
* Easter Egg - Old Wikipedia
* Audio Commentary by Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West,
John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche, Michael Rowe, Claudia Katz, Peter
Avanzino, and Lee Supercinski
* Futurama: The Lost Adventure
* Storyboard Animatic - The Beast With a Billion Backs Part One
* Six Deleted Scen es
* Meet Yivo! - David Cross Featurette
* Blooperama: The Futurama Cast at 'Work'
* 3D Models with Animator Discussion
* A Brief History of Deathball
* Bender's Game Trailer - a sneak peek at the next Futurama epic!