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Based on the approach used in the Wikipedia page, I would have expected the
boxed set I saw to say something like "Season 6, Volume 1" to indicate that
the remaining episodes were going to be in a diferent set with a name like
"Season 6 Volume 2". So either I missed some labelling - and I don't see
anything about a Volume 1 or 2 in the Amazon Canada or Amazon USA sites - or
the producers are seeing the 2011 episodes as being Season 7, which would
make the 2012 episodes Season 8.
I'm not surprised to find that the producers' marketing people view things
differently than the fans - I assume it was fans that wrote the Wikipedia
article - but it sure gets confusing with different systems in use....
Oh, important correction. In viewing the Amazon pages for the new set
I see that it is called Volume 6, presumably referring to Season 6. The web
page makes it clear that VOLUME 6 contains only 13 episodes. From the list
on the Amazon page, it is clear that these are the 2011 episodes.
Looking at Volume 5, the episodes aren't listed but I can only assume they
are the 2010 episodes based on the first few customer reviews. So, they've
apparently called the 2010 episodes Volume 5 (in effect, Season 5), and 2011
episodes are Volume 6 (in effect Season 6). They are clearly viewing the
movies as being outside of the numbering system altogether.
Well, I don't want to get too hung up on this. Ultimately it doesn't matter
that much what things are called; the key thing is that Futurama is back
with new episodes :-)