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During the weeks 11-13 of 2006, featured articles were presented on a per week basis; this was followed by a brief hiatus of two months, after which it switched to a per month basis, as there weren't enough articles to fit a weekly article. As the wiki grew in size, the choice was moved to a per fortnight (14 days) basis instead. Which would mean twice as many articles per year.
Jump to the currently featured article: Fortnight 26, 2014.
Fortnight 20, 2009
As the resident bureaucrat, Hermes Conrad is the man responsible for keeping all of Planet Express' paperwork in order. Hailing from Jamaica, Hermes' main interests are filing and limbo as well as other interests common in his homeland. Before signing on to work at Planet Express, he was an Olympic grade limboer who retired due to a freak accident that seriously injured a fan. Hermes' wife LaBarbara's ex-husband has been a long time rival both professionally and romantically, although Conrad has taken the lead in the latter category.
Fortnight 21, 2009
A topic concerning the people of Earth in both the 21st and 31st centuries is global warming. In between these two periods, solutions to the problem had been implemented. However; although a nuclear winter and repeatedly dropping dropping ice in the ocean helped, these proved to be more of a quick fix that only lasted a generation or so. Former politician, Al Gore has long been battling to raise awareness of the problem, holding conferences for the past thousand years, the most recent of which uncovered the current major cause as robots decending from Farnsworth's designs.
Fortnight 22, 2009
Time travel has become a recurring theme in Futurama. Time travel is defined as any movement through time, but is much more interesting when the travel isn't just someone progressing through time at the normal rate while remaining conscious. Eliminating just one of these factors can make all the difference; Adoy's Time Tunneller and Fry's initial journey to the future in a cryogenics lab are respective examples of these. Despite the fact time travel has now appeared in several episodes, a film, the game and a number of comics, Groening and Cohen had initially intended to avoid the use of time travel. (more...)
Fortnight 23, 2009
As anyone on a Futurama message board or news site between July and August of 2009 would be painfully aware, 20th Century Fox Television and the show's cast became locked in a dispute about a sixth season pay rise that saw the company use a recasting ploy in an attempt to get their way. While deals were eventually struck with the entire cast, during that time there was a lot of speculation among fans about why the cast was possibly being replaced and discussions about whether the series would, or even should, return without them. The timing of this event led to the cast's removal from a Comic-Con panel discussion, a decision that left fans with even more questions.
Fortnight 24, 2009
Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth is the founder and CEO of Planet Express. Farnsworth was born way back in 2841, he soon developed into a greasy teenager and by his 30s he had become a scientist and inventor. Over the years, the Professor has had an on again off again relationship with Mom and a hundred year feud with fellow scientist Dr. Ogden Wernstrom. By 2999, his family had been reduced to just himself and an incomplete clone. At the end of the year he learned that his great uncle was alive after having been frozen for a thousand years and almost ten years later, he found out that had a son. While Hubert's eyes, ears and internal organs have begun to fail him, the Professor retains the fiery passion of youth.
Fortnight 25, 2009
Music plays an important role in setting the tone of a scene, and while original compositions by the regular artist Christopher Tyng, will often suffice, there are times when popular music will improve the scene even more. In Futurama, there are many popular music appearances as well as original performances by the characters. Whether played in the background, over a montage or sung by a trio of aliens; the choice of which track to use can be critical. (more...)
Fortnight 26, 2009
In Jurassic Bark, the 61st episode of Futurama, Fry learns that a 20th Century pizzeria has been dug up and put on display. However, when he learns that the store is actually his former workplace Panucci's Pizza and that his fossilised pet dog Seymour Asses is part of the exhibit, he tries to steal the fossil. Bender's embarrassment soon turns to jealousy when the Professor reveals that there may yet be a chance to revive the canine. (more...)