Matt Groening announced in an interview this week that Futurama is back in the form of four direct to DVD movies. He hasn't yet decided if it will be one long saga (i.e. Star Wars) or a series of random, whacky movies. The only thing he does know, much to my friend Ray's delight, is that Bender will be featured prominantly. You can find the interview in its entirety here.
What does this mean for all of us? It means it is time to rally the troops and spread the word. If the DVD sells well, Futurama could make a Family Guy-esque jump back to Prime Time. Log your pre-orders the instant they begin accepting them. Even if our efforts are for naught, we'll still have six more hours of Futurama to add to our collections.