Futurama seems to do these time travel stories really well. More than the time periods that Fry, the Professor, and Bender visited, I definitely liked the song they set the time travel to. Also liked Earth circa 3030, with Zoidberg still trying to scurry away like the old days.
As much comedy as they packed into the first few episodes, the last two episodes have told some great stories. It's another winner. Also love that they remembered the concept of time paradoxes. Continuity is always appreciated.
Seeing how great this show has been these last few weeks makes me wonder how it got canceled before.
I absolutely loved "In the Year 252525", really good job with the song. And the sounds as Bender was gettin it on were hilarious.
'But if one is struck by me only a little, that is far different, the stroke is a sharp thing and suddenly lays him lifeless, and that man's wife goes with cheeks torn in lamentation, and his children are fatherless, while he, staining the soil with his red blood, rots away, and there are more birds than women swarming about him.' Diomedes, The Iliad of Homer
I dunno, the twist/return to the status quo at the end didn't quite work for me ... Going forward, I'm going watch every episode knowing that we're not seeing the REAL* Leela/Hermes/Scruffy/etc. interacting with the Professor/Fry/Bender. I dunno, that just makes me a little bit sad.
* And yes, I know calling cartoon characters "real" is a ridiculous statement.
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Originally posted by AlessandroGoing forward, I'm going watch every episode knowing that we're not seeing the REAL* Leela/Hermes/Scruffy/etc. interacting with the Professor/Fry/Bender. I dunno, that just makes me a little bit sad.
But the fact that everyone died and was cloned in Rebirth didn't bother you? And what about all the time-clone shenanigans with Fry and Bender in Bender's Big Score? I feel the same as you do, except I've been feeling it a bit longer.
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Agreed. I think part of the reason that Superman is always struggling for good sales in the comics is that they lose sight of the basics and go for convoluted sci-fi plots. Aside from Lex, his villains all have complex constantly retconned origins.