Futurama Revival to Feature NFTs in Upcoming Episode
The upcoming revival of the animated sitcom "Futurama" will feature an episode satirizing non-fungible tokens (NFTs) along with other significant events of the 2020s
The revival of "Futurama" is generating excitement among fans as executive producer Claudia Katz confirms that the forthcoming season will maintain the show's trademark satirical style. Alongside its usual witticisms, the new episodes will dive into some of the most consequential events of the past decade, shedding light on the world of NFTs and other societal phenomena.
Satire and Storyline Teasers:
A sneak peek trailer of the upcoming season provides a tantalizing glimpse into the new episodes. The Entertainment Identifier Registry has also revealed episode titles, hinting at the plotlines that will unfold. Viewers can expect satirical takes on topics such as Covid vaccines, cancel culture, Bitcoin, and NFTs.
Claudia Katz shares insights into the upcoming episodes in an interview with SFX Magazine. She mentions a vaccine-themed episode that humorously explores the science behind vaccines while providing commentary on the Covid-19 situation. Additionally, a Bitcoin-focused episode and an NFT-themed episode are on the agenda, with the latter aiming to poke fun at the lack of understanding surrounding this emerging digital asset class.
One particular episode stands out with its depiction of a lawless crypto country. Bits from this Bitcoin/NFT-themed episode reveal characters in a wild west setting, including Fry engaging in a duel with the Borax Kid, a Silicon-based cowboy. Leela's comment about lawlessness in "crypto country" suggests that this episode, titled "How The West Was 1010001," will explore the world of NFTs with a humorous twist.
Futurama's Legacy of Satire:
"Futurama" has a long history of satirizing contemporary events, shining a comedic light on topics such as American elections and global warming. However, fans may express reservations based on weaker episodes from the show's Comedy Central revival. Episodes that attempted to satirize current events without substantial commentary received mixed reviews. Concerns also arise about the potential for the new episodes to appear outdated due to the ever-accelerating news cycle. Furthermore, the unpredictable nature of the NFT market may impact the relevance of the NFT-themed episode upon its release.