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'Futurama' ends: The Matt Groening interview, Part 2

'Futurama' ends: The Matt Groening interview, Part 2

"Futurama," the science fiction cartoon, is in the midst of its (putative) last season. (The latest episode, "Calculon's Immortal Soul," airs Wednesday on Comedy Central.) On Saturday it convened what will probably not be its final public panel at Comic-Con, San Diego's world-famous nerd-targeted trade show and fan fair, with the reading of a scene from the upcoming "Last Episode Ever." A few weeks back I sat down with Matt Groening, who created the series and developed it with David X. Cohen, for a valedictory interview. As usual, more was said than the print feature could contain, and what follows is some of that. (Not including a long,...

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