The Futurama Panel @ SDCC ended just little over an hour ago.
Here is an article from the live feed
'Futurama' panel lends support to voice cast
By Steven Zeitchik
"Futurama," the property that features a gallery of bizarre creatures, was forced to address the elephant in the ballroom when writers convened at a Comic-Con panel Saturday.
Exec producer Matt Groening came right out at the event for the Comedy Central movie series and addressed the labor standoff between studio Twentieth Century Fox Television and "Futurama" voice actors
"We love our 'Futurama' actors. And we hope that Fox and the actors can come to an agreement as soon as possible," he said.
The actors -- a group that includes Billy West, Katey Sagal and John DiMaggio -- are in a dispute with the studio over contract and wage terms, a battle that threatens the future of the pics.
Because of the dispute, the panel featured none of the actors, prompting exec producer David X. Cohen to slyly note the panel only contained writers "for some reason." He latter added an optimistic, if tentative, "What is going on right now is business. Hope for the best."
Before they took questions, the panelists also tried an odd format -- they read segments from past shows off script pages that were projected on screens in the hall. While they made no comment on the reasons for the unusual format, their flat, almost robotic tone could be interpreted as a subtle bid of support for the voice actors.
The panel also saw Groening comment on what's been a perennial topic for the enduring TV property -- a potential movie.
Groening sounded a supportive note for the idea, noting, "We'd love to do a 'Futurama' theatrical feature. It's really fun to see 'Futurama' on the big screen."
The larger question, though, is whether there continues to be fun on the small screen.
Also there is quite a lot of information/qoutes from britl @ twitter http://twitter.com/britl
Offering prizes for good questions... Not questions of a "certain subject"
A lot of their best databases are the fan websites
Will they address the wormhole that the crew went through? DXC: Yes, but not the main focus of first episode
Will Fry and Leela ever get together? DXC: will address in first episodes, will have ups and downs. Believes its destiny!
Harder to come up with new stories than new jokes.
Will there be any new major characters? DXC "Guess we'll see how the voice actors thing goes...
Will be revealing the origins of Scruffy in future episodes.
May bring up Twitter in Futurama episodes.
Hot & Heavy relationship in next season... Bender&Amy. Even turns Robosexual marriage. Proposition infinity.
Leela and Zap wind up on island together
Fry and Professor find time machine that only goes into the future. They keep going ahead until they can find a way back
More Anthology of Interest episodes? There will be one for sure!
Dr. Zoidberg - will he ever get a friend? DXC: Hopefully an episode 'why did professor hire Zoidberg?' Origin story.
Keep your fingers crossed, what is going on now is business and we're hoping for the best." -David X. Cohen's last words.