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Terror from the Year 5000 

Scientists break the time barrier with not-so-great results and the Observers have finally had enough of their human observations.

Director:

Kevin Murphy

Writers:

Joel Hodgson (creator), Michael J. Nelson (head writer) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Kevin Murphy ... Tom Servo / Professor Bobo
Jim Mallon Jim Mallon ... Gypsy
Michael J. Nelson ... Mike Nelson / Observer
Mary Jo Pehl Mary Jo Pehl ... Pearl Forrester
Bill Corbett Bill Corbett ... Crow T. Robot / Observer
Patrick Brantseg Patrick Brantseg ... Gypsy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Chaplin Paul Chaplin ... Observer
Beth McKeever Beth McKeever ... Terror from the Year 5000
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Storyline

In a Florida laboratory, scientists make contact with beings from the year 5000 only to find that their call for help doesn't come without a price. Meanwhile, Tom becomes infatuated with the concept of comfort rating and rates the temperature comfort of everything on the SOL with no basis behind his ratings. On the Observer's planet, they've lost patience with Pearl and Prof. Bobo and force them to fight to the death before they're dissected, but Mike and the Bots are harder to persuade since they don't typically fight. While Pearl and Prof. Bobo continue their battle, the Observers demonstrate the concept of their revolutionary food pills, which really aren't as revolutionary as expected. Later on, Mike has the Nanites build a time machine for Crow to use to inform his family of his situation, but Crow uses it instead of get cozy with Mike's girlfriend Ginger. Then, the Observers sing a soothing lounge melody in response to the SOL's impersonation of Jimmy Rogers. In the end, Crow ... Written by Titus Yorick

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Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Best Brains See more »
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Color:

Color
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Quotes

Tom Servo: These random scenes simply abut each other to form a movie.
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Connections

References Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

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In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
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Written by Rick Evans
Performed by Bill Corbett
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