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Futurama and Red Dwarf (plus The Banana Splits)

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I am a fan of pretty much all things "Sci-Fi", not just Dan Dare. Two of my other favourites are the sci-fi comedy TV series "Futurama" and "Red Dwarf" - I love a good laugh! Below are some images, animated GIFs and MP3 music from those series, plus a free Flash online arcade game.

 

Futurama Images (including Animated GIFs), plus MP3 Music and a Free Flash Online Arcade Game

If you've never seen "Futurama" (which was first broadcast in 1999), I thoroughly recommend you to buy at least one season of the 4 (to date) seasons on DVD, or one of the 4 straight-to-DVD films - it's very funny (which is not surprising really since it was co-created by Matt Groening, creator of "The Simpsons") and you don't have to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy it, although it does help.

Below is a picture of some of the characters from the series, including (in the center) the three protagonists Leela the Cycloptic Alien-who-later-turned-out-to-be-a-mutant Human, Fry the Frozen-in-time-for-1000-years Pizza Delivery Boy, and (lying down) Bender the Girder-bending Robot, plus (from left to right around them) Kif Kroker, Zapp Brannigan, Nibbler and Amy Wong:

Some of the "Futurama" characters

 

Click on the image of Fry (shortly before he was frozen in time for 1000 years) below to listen to the main title music from the series (MP3 format - 462 KB):

Click on this image of Fry (shortly before he was frozen in time for 1000 years) to listen to the main title music from the series (MP3 format - 462 KB)

 

Watch the first ever episode of Futurama, "Space Pilot 3000", in its entirety >>

 

Click on this animated GIF of Bender the Robot to play the "Futurama: Bender Racer" free Flash online arcade game Click on this animated GIF of some screenshots from the "Futurama: Bender Racer" free Flash online arcade game to play it

 

Play the "Futurama: Bender Racer" game >>


View the "Futurama Wallpaper" page >>

 





Red Dwarf Images and Music (including MP3s) - Click on this animated GIF of the Red Dwarf logo to see a larger version of it

If you haven't previously seen Rob Grant's and Doug Naylor's "Red Dwarf" (which was first broadcast in 1988), I also heartily recommend you to buy at least one season of it on DVD - season 6 is, in my humble opinion, the best of the 8 (to date) full seasons. (The 2008 follow-up three part mini-season "Back to Earth" is also worth watching if you watch all the full seasons first.) As with Futurama, every episode is really funny and you don't have to be a sci-fi fan to enjoy them, although again it helps.

Below is a photo of the season 8 main cast, consisting of (from left to right) Danny John-Jules as "The Cat", Chris Barrie as "Arnold Judas Rimmer", Robert Llewellyn as "Kryten", Craig Charles as "Dave Lister", Chloe Annett as "Kristine Kochanski" and Norman Lovett as "Holly":

The "Red Dwarf" season 8 main cast

 

Click on the animated GIF of "Starbug" (the Red Dwarf crew's shuttle craft) below to listen to the rather splendid opening title music from the series (WAV format - 81.4 KB):

Click on this animated GIF of "Starbug" (the Red Dwarf crew's shuttle craft) to listen to the opening title music from the series (WAV format - 81.4 KB)

 

Or click on the two images below to listen to the opening title music (MP3 format - 596 KB) and the closing title song (MP3 format - 450 KB) respectively:

Click on this image of the "Red Dwarf" season 7 main cast to listen to the opening title music from the series (MP3 format - 596 KB)
Click on this image of the "Red Dwarf" season 8 main cast to listen to the closing title song from the series (MP3 format - 450 KB)

 

Or click here to listen to a medley of the opening title music and closing title song
(MP3 format - 2.27 MB)

 

Here are the lyrics to the closing title song:

1. Its cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere,
I'm all alone, more or less.
Let me fly far away from here,
Fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun.

2. I want to lie shipwrecked and comatose,
Drinking fresh mango juice.
Goldfish shoals nibbling at my toes,
Fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun,
Fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun.
3. I'll pack my bags and head into hyperspace,
Where I'll succeed at time-warp speed.
Spend my days in ultraviolet rays,
Fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun.

4. We'll lock on course straight through the universe,
You and me, and the galaxy.
Reach the stage where hyperdrive's engaged,
Fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun,
Fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun.

Music by Howard Goodall. First and second verse lyrics by Howard Goodall.
Third and fourth verse lyrics by Ian Hu - these are not used in the TV series version of the
song but appear in the medley version above that has appeared on various soundtrack CDs.
TV series version vocals by Jenna Russell. Medley version vocals by Diane Hunte.

 

Listen to the famous "Tongue Tied" song by The Cat
(MP3 format - 1.86 MB)


View the "Red Dwarf Wallpaper" page >>

 





The Banana Splits Images and MP3 Music

And finally... It has absolutely nothing to do with anything else on this page, but I used to love a really corny but fun late-1960's children's TV series called "The Banana Splits" when I was very young. It was created in 1968 by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera (a.k.a. Hanna-Barbera), the team most famous for having written and directed the original "Tom and Jerry" cartoons, and for creating the "The Flintstones", "Top Cat", "Wacky Races", "Scooby Doo" and "Hong Kong Phooey" to name just a few.

Click on either of the photos of The Banana Splits below to listen to the really groovy main title song - a.k.a. "The Tra La La Song" - from the series (MP3 format - 660 KB):

Click on this photo of The Banana Splits to listen to the main title song - a.k.a. "The Tra La La Song" - from the series (MP3 format - 660 KB)

Click on this photo of The Banana Splits to listen to the main title song - a.k.a. "The Tra La La Song" - from the series (MP3 format - 660 KB)

 

Here are the lyrics to "The Tra La La Song":

1. Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la.
Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la.

One banana, two banana, three banana, four,
Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more.
Over hill and highway the banana buggies go,
Coming on to bring you The Banana Splits show.

Making up a mess of fun, Making up a mess of fun,
Lots of fun for everyone...
2. Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la.
Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la.

Four banana, three banana, two banana, one,
All bananas playing in the bright warm sun.
Flipping like a pancake, popping like a cork,
Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snork.

Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la.
Tra la la, la la la la, tra la la, la la la la.

Written by Ritchie Adams and Mark Barkan.
Performed by Mark Barkan.

 

One of the key features of The Banana Splits show was the Hanna-Barbera cartoon adventure series "Arabian Knights" (see the image below). It was great fun, and if you're a fan of Disney's "Aladdin" cartoons I recommend you to try and track down episodes of the Arabian Knights to watch, as you're sure to find it just as enjoyable.

Arabian Knights

 

In 2008 a brand new version of The Banana Splits show was created, with a very similar appearance and style to the original show from 40 years before. Here are some "New Banana Splits" bonuses for you courtesy of one of this website's "sister" sites:

Play "The Banana Splits: Banana Bop" game >>

Play "The Banana Splits: Pie-Toss" game >>

View "The Banana Splits Wallpaper" page >>

 

View the "Hanna-Barbera Cartoons Images and Music" page >>


Click here to view a page about another of my childhood favourites, courtesy of one of this website's "sister" sites.

 


 

This site also includes pages of images, animated GIFs, free Flash online arcade games and music of some more of my favourites: Star Wars, Harry Potter, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario Brothers, Hanna-Barbera, Tom and Jerry, The Simpsons, Megaman and Thunderbirds

There are also 5 pages of Dan Dare animated GIFs in this site - click on this link to go to the first one: Dan Dare Animated GIFs

There is a page all about the Dan Dare CGI (computer-generated cartoon) TV series, including free movie clips and free music MP3s, at Dan-Dare.org's "sister" site, Dan-Dare.net - click on this link to view it: Dan Dare TV Series

 

You are welcome to copy and use any of the animated GIFs on this page for your own webspace if you wish
- all I ask is that you please include a link to this site ( http://www.dan-dare.org/ ) in return.
Note: That means physically copy them to your own server - please do not link to the ones here.

This page was partially mirrored here from my FreeWebs page

 


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