'Futurama': Zapp Brannigan brings you up to speed

futurama-return-320.jpgWe're now just hours away from the return of "Futurama," and in case you're a little fuzzy on where the show and its life-extending DVD movies left off, its new home has you covered.

Below you can catch up on five seasons and four movies in a little over seven minutes, thanks to Comedy Central and intrepid space blowhard Zapp Brannigan. He'll take you from Philip J. Fry's freezing at the end of the 20th century right up to the Planet Express crew's escape into a wormhole at the end of the last movie, "Into the Wild Green Yonder" -- with frequent diversions for Zapp to discuss how attracted he is to Leela.

Then check out a preview of Thursday's (June 24) one-hour premiere, in which Prof. Farnsworth explains to Fry what happened when they went through the wormhole, complete with meta-joke about the migration from FOX to Comedy Central.

"Futurama" returns at 10 p.m. ET Thursday.

Futurama Thursdays 10pm / 9c
Recap-O-Rama: 5 Seasons in 7 Minutes
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Futurama Thursdays 10pm / 9c
Preview - Interstellar Fugitives
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