This wide-ranging exploration of the apocalypse in Western culture seeks to understand how we have come to be so preoccupied with spectacular visions of our own annihilation—offering abundant examples of the changing nature of our imagined destruction, and predisposing readers to discover many more all around them. • Illustrations showcase the widespread belief in apocalypse, including medieval drawings as well as contemporary photographs and movie stills • A wide-ranging bibliography points the way to significant materials from the fields of history, literature, popular culture, theology, and more
Scholarship, Art, and Action in Honor of the Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice
Author: Laurel Dykstra
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Liberating Biblical Study is a unique collaboration of pioneering biblical scholars, social-change activists, and movement-based artists. Well known and unknown, veterans and newcomers, these diverse practitioners of justice engage in a lively and critical conversation at the intersection of seminary, sanctuary, and street. The book is divided into eight sections; in each, a scholar, activist, and artist explore the justice issues related to a biblical text or idea, such as exodus, creation, jubilee, and sanctuary. Beyond the emerging themes (e.g., empire, resistance movements, identity, race, gender, and economics), the book raises essential questions at another level: What is the role of art in social-change movements? How can scholars be accountable beyond the academy, and activists encouraged to study? How are resistance movements nurtured and sustained? This volume is an accessible invitation to action that will appeal to all who love and strive for justice--whatever their discipline, and whatever their familiarity with the Bible, scholarship, art, and activist communities.
Futurama is a quirky, animated sitcom created by Simpson’s mastermind, Matt Groening. It follows the adventures of a pizza delivery man transported far, far into a cosmic future of witty, sarcastic robots and one-eyed femme fatales. Since first airing on the Fox network from 1999 to 2003, Futurama’s many dedicated fans created websites and newsletters and organized Comic-Con meetups and letter-writing campaigns in hopes of learning the further adventures of Bender, Leela, Dr. Farnsworth, and the deliveryman Philip J. Fry. In the meantime, fans survived on syndicated re-runs, books, wall calendars, and four feature-length movies released on DVD and online streaming. In 2009, Fox announced that Futurama would have a future and new episodes returned to Comedy Central channel. Futurama and Philosophy will meet this new surge of interest and popularity in its Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Twenty-first-century philosophers and Futurama fans can compare notes about time travel, alternate universes, the evolution of life, artificial intelligence, and the ethical dilemmas of suicide booths, “mad” scientists like Farnsworth and robots like Bender who aspire to bad taste and “kiss-my-metal-ass” rudeness. Would “interplanetary golf” really be possible? Why is it that a fossilized dog is really “man’s best friend”? What is going on inside Dr. Zoidberg’s Freedom Lesson? Why is Bender, in fact, a responsible moral being? Is Death Intrinsically Bad? And what’s with the “Seriously Freaked Up Nature of Morality” exhibited in the show? Fans who appreciate the wit and wisdom Futurama’s characters, and especially the cosmic, existential framework in which their adventures unfold, will find Futurama and Philosophy to be a unique and lasting contribution to the Futurama reviva—at least until Philip J. Fry is unfrozen.
Animated Comedy and Alternate Simpsons Parody Inspired Adult Coloring Book
Author: Matt Kelly
Futurama is an American animated science fiction comedy series created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century. The series was envisioned by Groening in the mid-1990s while working on The Simpsons; he later brought David X. Cohen aboard to develop storylines and characters to pitch the show to Fox.In the United States, the series aired on Fox from March 28, 1999, to August 10, 2003, before ceasing production. Futurama also aired in reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim from 2003 to 2007, until the network's contract expired. It was revived in 2007 as four direct-to-video films; the last of which was released in early 2009. Comedy Central entered into an agreement with 20th Century Fox Television to syndicate the existing episodes and air the films as 16 new, half-hour episodes, constituting a fifth season.
The Planet Express crew delivers big-time laughs in this newest anthology of comic adventures. First, Fry, Leela, and Bender find themselves in over their heads when they join an intergalactic competitive swurling team. Then, in a future society where the common cold has long since been cured and forgotten, an infectious 20th century Fry becomes the most influenzal man in New New York City. Throw in a trip to the circus where the crew is abducted and displayed as sideshow freaks, a deal with the Robot Devil that makes Bender ruler of Robot Hell, a mind-bending tale by Professor Farnsworth that can be read seven different ways, and the beginning and, quite possibly, untimely ending of Fry's life in film when he takes on the iconic role of Space Boy, and you have an all-new Futurama collection made expressly for you!
List of Futurama Characters, List of Futurama Episodes by Broadcast Order, Futurama Comics, List of Guest Stars on Futurama
Author: LLC Books
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: Futurama (season 1), Futurama (season 2), Futurama (season 3), Futurama (season 4), Futurama (season 5), Futurama (season 6), Futurama (season 7), Futurama Comics, List of Futurama characters, List of Futurama crew, List of Futurama episodes, List of guest stars on Futurama, List of one-time Futurama characters, List of recurring Futurama characters. Excerpt: This is a list of recurring characters appearing in the TV show Futurama. Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening and David X. Cohen for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series follows the adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the retro-futuristic 31st century. Futurama has eight main cast members and many other incidental characters. For an overview of the show's main characters, see the list of Futurama characters. Lord Nibbler (voiced by Frank Welker) masquerades as an innocent, cute and unintelligent pet during most of the series. In reality, he is highly intelligent and capable of communication, but tries to avoid suspicion while he goes about his mission of protecting the Earth in general and Fry in particular from the evil Brainspawn. Nibbler's feces consist of dark matter (as all of his species do), which can be used as starship fuel. It is an extremely dense material, "each pound of which weighs over ten thousand pounds," according to Professor Farnsworth. Zapp Brannigan (voiced by Billy West) is a senior member of the military of the Democratic Order of Planets (D.O.O.P.), although his title varies. Brannigan was first seen in the episode Love's Labours Lost in Space as Captain of the starship Nimbus, where he imprisons Fry, Leela, and Bender for violating "Brannigan's Law" (spoofing Star Trek's Prime Directive). Zapp has many character traits which establish him as a buffoon. He is generally idiotic, egotistical, and painfully short-sighted. He will often mispronounce words, such as champagne ("sham-PAGG-Enn") and guacamole ("GWACK-a-mole"). He remains lustful towards Leela. He is known to make catastrophic mistakes (such as destroying D.O.O.P. headquarters in "Brannigan, Begin Again"), yet, in the
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