Fry, a young Everyman, finds himself accidentally transported 1,000 years in the future. Just like right now, life in the future is a complex mix of the wonderful and horrible, where things are still laughable no matter how crazy they get. And against a backdrop of pesky aliens, exasperating robots, and malfunctioning gadgets, people still struggle with the same daily anxieties of life and love . . . and, of course, traffic is still a nightmare! In the fourth season, Bender faces execution when he fills in for the murderous Santa robot; Leela finally learns the truth about her parents and her own identity; and The Planet Express crew finds itself pitted against the cast of the original Star Trek when an energy creature seeks to determine who is more worthy of his fanatical devotion. Matt Groening (The Simpsons) is creator and executive producer of Futurama.