Wednesday, September 1, 2010

This Week in Futurama - 8/26/10

...or more like Last Week in Futurama since I some how forgot about this for an entire week whilst writing three long reviews and getting ready to move back into New York City this weekend, so, here goes:

Episode 11 - "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences"

This episode is kind of weird, because instead following one of the more 'important' characters from the Planet Express crew, the episode follows Lrrr, leader of the planet Omicron Persei 8, who has been kicked out of his home by his wife Ndnd and flees to Earth where he lands at ... Comic-Con, where he soon thinks to crash at Planet Express, whose crew went to the 'con to help Fry's comic book future.

Story-wise, the episode isn't exactly all there and is kind of moronic, but writing-wise the episode is pretty hilarious. There's tons of science-fiction and comic book references thanks to the whole Comic-Con setting, and it's great fun to kind of look around and try and spot all the subtle and well... extremely obvious references. There's a very self aware moment with Matt Groening and David X. Cohen are showing off their latest series that takes place in the year 4,000: Futurella, and it gets canceled in the midst of their panel, where Bender soon asks about a 2nd Simpsons Movie and gets shot. There's a whole convoluted plan using Orson Wells to get Lrrr and Ndnd back together and all and all the episode was definitely one of the funnier ones of the season, even if the story wasn't exactly all there.

Overall Score: 8/10

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