Fry learns that his accidental freezing 1004 years earlier wasn't an accident and he is given a choice that could prevent its happening, but at a cost.

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Philip J. Fry / Dr. Zoidberg / Smitty / Ken (voice)
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Turanga Leela (voice)
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Bender / Elzar / URL / Mr. Panucci (voice)
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Fiona / Trash Can / Computer (voice)
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The Big Brain / Transition Announcer (voice)
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The Huge Brain / Warden Vogel / The Infosphere (voice)
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Amy Wong (voice) (credit only)
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Nibbler (voice)
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Fry learns that his accidental freezing 1004 years earlier wasn't an accident and he is given a choice that could prevent its happening, but at a cost.

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The book that Amy is reading is called "Martians are from Mars, Venusians are from Venus". See more »

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Leela: We're back from the mission.
Fry: Wha... You went without me?
Bender: You were looking up curse words in the dictionary. It seemed like a better use of your time.
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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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Delightfully absurd work of genius.
2 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The pilot has hidden in its first scene a shadow under the table. It generally goes unnoticed, but go back after seeing this and you'll know what to look for. The master plan is here concluded, in what was at the time the final season. (We know three seasons followed, but still...)

If you recall "The Day The Earth Stood Stupid" you'll be familiar with the truth about Fry's brain but if you're not this episode manages to get you up to speed quickly enough. The storyline sees Fry and the Nibblonians working to stop an army of brains that are seeking to destroy the universe, having acquired knowledge about all of it. Fry is tasked with blowing up the Infosphere (using a Scooter-Puff Jr.) and does so. The explosion ends up taking it out of the universe.

Immediately before that he learnt something interesting about his past. The Big Brain knows everything, including something extremely interesting about how Fry REALLY came to the future and sends him back in time to the eve of the year 2000 giving him the chance to not get frozen (Ignore "Anthology Of Interest I" when we already saw what would happen, it's all irrelevant to this far superior episode).

Cue the biggest shock twist in the whole series: He was frozen by... NIBBLER!!! We are then presented with the emotional climax all the best of Futurama has. This time it's about whether he should let himself get frozen or not, knowing that Leela will have to defeat the brains if he doesn't do it. He ultimately decides to let himself be frozen in an act of sort-of self-sacrifice and leaves Nibbler with some parting words: "That Scooty-Puff Jr. Sucks...!" Cut back to the future where Fry this time uses a Scooty-Puff Sr. and escapes the brains, never learning the truth about himself.

Season Four is easily the best of the seven and this is one of the highlights of it. Probably the best episode of the show, or certainly up there. 10/10


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