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Welcome Back, Futurama! Last night they ran the first two brand new episodes, and I have to say they were every bit as funny as ever. That makes sense, since they are now part of the Comedy Central family of programs, which they alluded to right off the bat at the beginning of the first episode with some really bad puns.

While it has twice before been turned into TV Miniseries (one noticeably superior to the other), this time around Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles is being adapted for the big screen. Word is that John Davis, who had a hand in “Alien vs. Predator” and “I, Robot,” has optioned the film rights to the classic short story collection. While optioning the rights is not at all the same as actually making the movie, it is at least one of the first steps in that process, so I will be keeping my fingers crossed.