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Hello, Futurama fans!

Hello, Futurama fans, this is Concernedalien11780. I have been a fan of Futurama ever since I started watching it in reruns on Comedy Central. As we all know, Fox never gave the show the love it deserved, constantly giving it the shaft in favor of sporting events, and basically trying to get it cancelled. It found cult success through reruns on Adult Swim and later Comedy Central through the four straight-to-DVD movies followed by bringing back new episodes from 2010 to 2013. Yes, Futurama was a fun cartoon that quasi-cynically showed the world that attitudes among people at large a thousand years into the future probably won't be too different from today, but it was even more than that. Of all of the things Matt Groening has ever made, it is probably the most cerebral and philosophical. Episodes like Godfellas, The Late Phillip J. Fry, and Game of Tones are some of the most moving and powerful pieces of animation ever created, in addition to being scathingly funny to boot. If you believe what the PBS Idea Channel on YouTube has to say, the future presented in Futurama is even an alternative to the theory of transhumanism. If this is to be believed, then the future in Futurama is basically a slightly (but only slightly) more optimistic version of a future presented in something like MIke Judge's 2005/06 cult indie film Idiocracy, a film in which nearly all of humanity has become extremely stupid by 2505. While not everyone is stupid in the future of Futurama, almost everyone has become more amoral, cynical, and nihilistic, which might be even worse. Futurama is more than a cartoon. It is a rallying cry for humanity to better itself and make sure that we make the best future we can. I think that pretty much all of the other episodes and DVD-movies meant to serve as possible series finales worked better than the actual series finale as a concluding chapter, and hope for the story of Fry, Leela, Bender, Amy, Zoidberg, Hermes, and Farnsworth to continue in some form. If Simpsons can last as long as it has, I'm sure Matt Groening and David X. Cohen could find a way to bring the show back. Thank you for allowing me into this community, and never stop moving forward. 

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