Friday 28 June 2013

Futurama, A Swan Song - Week 2

Previously on Futurama, A Swan Song: Week 1. And now, another mini-review.

T.: The Terrestrial
One of the 77 Wonders of the Future World

This week's episode, as made obvious by its title, is a full E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial parody. But this time around, it's Fry who gets abandoned on Omicron Persei 8. He befriends a young inhabitant of the planet; not Elliot, but Jrrr. Meanwhile, Bender tries to convince everyone on the Planet Express crew that Fry is back on Earth.
The E.T. allusions were really fun to look for, and generally pretty funny. But the highlight of this episode for me was Bender using all sort of tricks to prevent the Planet Express crew from finding out about Fry's disappearance. That being said, I didn't think this episode was one of the show's best. I found the story not surprising enough; some moments were weird; and the ending wasn't very strong. But average Futurama is still better than most other animated TV shows.
Favourite Quote
Hermes: "It's up to everyone to get their partner back alive. Fry, you go with Bender. Amy, with Leela. And I'll go with… Uh…"
Zoidberg: "Screwed again, my friend!"

10 episodes left…

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