Science Fiction Done Right
Sun Aug 10 2003 06:49PM -0600
Today was the last
episode of Futurama, as mentioned on Slashdot
today, and I just have to comment again on how Matt Groening pays attention
to details and makes the pedants like the Comic Book Guy happy.
Of course, maybe I'm giving him more credit than his due, but I
feel like the holophonor in Futurama is a straight-up homage to
Samuel Delany, who has a similar instrument in his book Nova
entry on Amazon.com] (And what is the holophonor? It's an
instrument by which playing notes generates an accompanying image.)
I'll really miss Futurama. Obviously, being a follow-up, it could
never be as good as "The Simpsons," and I'm not surprised that Fox
is killing anything with a touch of
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