Futurama: Season 1, Episode 2

The Series Has Landed (28 Mar. 1999)

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For the crew's first mission, they must deliver a crate full of toys for an arcade game to the moon. Fry is very excited, while it is not really a big deal in the year 3000. Fry tries to persuade Leela to go exploring on the moon, while Amy tries to recover the keys to the Planet Express Ship.

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Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Moon Farmer / Commercial Announcer (voice)
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Turanga Leela (voice)
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For the crew's first mission, they must deliver a crate full of toys for an arcade game to the moon. Fry is very excited, while it is not really a big deal in the year 3000. Fry tries to persuade Leela to go exploring on the moon, while Amy tries to recover the keys to the Planet Express Ship.

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Trivia

Although the lunar lander shouldn't be in one complete part, the entire thing (and the flag) is still there. This is explained by a plaque inside the lander that says: "Lander returned to this site by the Historical Sticklers Society". See more »

Goofs

Leela and Fry find the site of an original moon landing but the lunar module is still intact. In reality the body of the module launched back into space leaving only the legs behind. However, it clearly states inside the lander "Lander returned to this site by the Historical Sticklers Society". See more »

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Hermes Conrad: Okay, captain, this is just a standard legal release, protecting Planet Express from lawsuits in the event of the unforeseen.
Leela: [reading] "Death by airlock failure... "
Hermes Conrad: Mm-hm.
Leela: "... death by brain parasite... "
Hermes Conrad: Yah.
Leela: "... death by sonic diarrhea... "
Hermes Conrad: Oho, you don't want that.
Leela: Look, I don't know about your previous captains, but I intend to do as little dying as possible.
Hermes Conrad: Ohohohohohohoho... Sign the paper.
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OPENING SUBTITLE: In Hypno-Vision OPENING CARTOON: Baby Bottleneck (1945) See more »

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References Destination Moon (1950) See more »

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Blowin' in the Wind
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by John DiMaggio
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Introducing the rest of the Planet Express crew
22 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The series pilot introduced protagonists Fry, Leela and Bender and Fry's distant nephew Professor Farnsworth and this episode introduces the rest of the workforce. There is bureaucrat Hermes, Dr. Zoidberg who is some sort of crustacean and knows little about human anatomy and Amy Wong, an intern whose main qualification for the job is having the same blood type as the professor! This episode also sees the new crew's first mission… they are to deliver a crate to the moon. Fry thinks this is the greatest thing ever until he learns that the highlight of a trip to the moon is a visit to a tacky theme park. He is so disappointed that he decides to go and explore the real moon outside the dome. Things don't go too well outside and he, Leela and Bender find themselves fleeing from a farmer who accuses Bender of interfering with his robot-daughter. Meanwhile Amy is having difficulties having accidentally dropped the ship's keys into one of the games in the theme park.

This episode wasn't as good as the pilot but it was still fairly entertaining and introduced several new characters. Amy got the best introduction and looks set to become one of the main group; Zoidberg has the potential to be the funniest of the new characters though. The story about them going to the moon was okay but lacked the excitement of the chase in the pilot. Still there were some good laughs and it was good that it was explained why the famous Lunar lander was still on the moon when the Astronauts used it to depart in 1969!


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