Futurama (1999–2013)
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Murder on the Planet Express 

The crew get trapped aboard the Planet Express ship with a horrific alien creature.



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Episode cast overview:
Turanga Leela (voice)
Bender (voice)
Linda (voice)
Morbo / Hitchhiker (voice)
Amy Wong (voice)
Hermes Conrad / Dan McMasters / Jackie Jr. (voice)
Blorgulax (voice)


The crew get trapped aboard the Planet Express ship with a horrific alien creature.

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21 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In external shot of the Planet Express building, a truck can be seen carrying a Wreck-it-Ralph arcade game. Wreck-it-Ralph was directed by Rich Moore, who previously directed five episodes of the show. See more »


Spoofs Alien (1979) See more »

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Nearing the end Futurama still delivers the goods.
3 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode is incredible. It's one of the creepiest and darkest episodes of the show and a very atmospheric feel to it with a brilliant monster that could be literally anyone.

The plot sees the professor taking the crew on a team-building trip aboard the ship only for it to stop moving as their instructor turns out to be a shape-shifting monstrosity that is willing and, more importantly, able to eat all of them. It can turn into anyone of them on whim -- at one point he's Zoidberg and stands next to Zoidberg or as Farnsworth next to Farnsworth -- so the crew don't know who to trust. Eventually it whittles them down to just Fry and Bender who know the other one of them is not the killer because they've been together the whole time.

This is essentially a piece of character-driven storytelling that doesn't go for the all-out funny approach of other episodes or the full-on emotional drama of some. Instead it's a locked room monster-filled creep-fest that is unlike other editions of Futurama.

The episode obviously has a twist waiting for you seeing as they can't all be dead due to there being two more episodes left to follow and you'll be kept guessing until the end how they're possibly still around. The answer is a good one and is incredibly well-thought-out, giving Fry and Bender some excellent moments as their friendship is put to the test.

An absolutely fantastic episode. Thoroughly deserving of ten out of ten.

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