Good news, everyone!

Thank the Maker: It’s back. Four years after being canceled, Futurama has been resurrected on DVD as a feature-length movie. Fox cut the space-age animated comedy from Simpsons creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen only to discover its sizable popularity in syndication. Still with egg on its face from a similar party foul with Family Guy, the studio plans to divide this feature length Futurama film and three subsequent films into a new season that will air in syndication.

Futurama: Bender’s Big Score cuts right to the satirical, degenerate humor fans have come to expect. It turns out that Philip J. Fry (Billy West), a delivery boy cryogenically frozen from 1999 until the 30th century, has an ass tattoo of his alcoholic robot best friend, which contains a binary code capable of opening a time portal—complete with a paradox-correcting feature to free the victims of the inevitable time paradoxes that so often plague sci-fi plot lines. What? You think that’s complicated?

Well, when the time portal falls into the hands of intergalactic spammers, the real adventure begins. New viewers won’t have trouble embracing the odd universe, and fans will appreciate the in-jokes, cameos by minor characters and nods to past episodes. The real treat, though, is the show’s inimitable mix of low and high humor.

Simultaneously a parody of our modern society and a bleakly funny view of what lies in store for it, Futurama offers much geeky joy. The refreshingly unique special features here include a full episode of Everybody Loves Hypnotoad and a math lecture. No other show combines mathematics, popular soft drinks made from worm excrement, crustaceous physicians and Al Gore quite so entertainingly. Welcome back to the future.