The Omicrons threaten to destroy the earth if they can't see the last episode of a lost 20th Century television series "Single Female Lawyer" starring an unmarried human female, who wears very short miniskirts, struggling to succeed in a human man's world. Because the last episode was destroyed by someone spilling beer on the transmitter (think Fry), the crew from Planet Express must deliver their version of "Single Female Lawyer". Written by
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The broadcast of "Single Female Lawyer" takes 1000 years to reach Omicron Persei 8, but the Omicronians are able to travel to Earth in much less time. In the DVD commentary for this episode, executive producer David X. Cohen
explains that the writers had decided that the speed of light would be increased in the future and that massive particles would still not be able to travel faster than light, but that electromagnetic waves from the past would still travel at their regular, lower speed. See more
When Dr. Zoidberg is trapped in the lobster trap, Bender frees him by bending the container. When in fact lobster traps are made from wood and not metal, as can be seen here. See more
Captain Zapp Brannigan
Maybe that's just her excuse for being incompetent
References Star Trek: Voyager