Check out Futurama's comeback – in podcast form

Louise McCreesh
Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

From Digital Spy

Futurama is back. This time, in podcast form.

The animated series has returned with a double-length podcast episode that comes in at 42 minutes long, created by Matt Groening, David X Cohen and more of the Futurama team.

The brainchild of Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick, it is now live at nerdist.com, soundcloud.com, and Spotify, where it can be downloaded and listened to for free.

Or, you know, you can listen to it right here.

The special podcast episode brings a long-awaited reunion of the Planet Express crew, including Fry, Bender, Leela, Professor Farnsworth, Zoidberg, Amy and Hermes – plus Borax Kid, Calculon, and the return of the popular robot soap opera All My Circuits.

While on a routine mission to Junkleon 7, the crew encounters Klaxxon, a nefarious life form composed entirely of soundwaves from 21st-century podcasts.

Can the crew save Earth from Klaxxon's harmful soundwaves?

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

"Last year I cornered two fine gentlemen – Matt Groening and David X Cohen – and pitched the idea of doing a new Futurama episode as a podcast/radio play because it's one of my favourite things and I need more of it," said Chris Hardwick, who stars in the episode.

"Today I am drooling with unfiltered joy to say that a) it's actually happening and b) I got to voice the villain (Klaxxon).

"Galaxies of thanks to Matt, David and TinyCo for acquiescing to the maniacal ravings of a well-meaning fanboy."

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