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Love's Labours Lost in Space 

While on a mission to save animals from a doomed planet, Leela finds herself the object of a starship captain's amorous advances.

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Matt Groening (created by), Matt Groening (developed by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Billy West ... Philip J. Fry / Prof. Hubert J. Farnsworth / Dr. Zoidberg / Zapp Brannigan / Doug / M-5438 (voice)
Katey Sagal ... Turanga Leela (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Bender / Hip Joint Janitor / Crewman (voice)
Lauren Tom ... Amy Wong / 21st Century Girl (voice)
Phil LaMarr ... Hermes Conrad / Bolt Rollands (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Lt. Kif Kroker (voice)
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Tress MacNeille
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Storyline

Leela is feeling lonely, unable to meet a worthwhile guy. Professor Farnsworth sends the crew on a tax-deductible charity mission to evacuate wildlife from the doomed planet Vergon 6. While approaching the planet, Leela is thrilled to meet the legendary Captain Zapp Brannigan, who is policing the sector. Upon closer inspection, Brannigan turns out to be a pompous dimwit (who also thinks he's God's gift to women). Brannigan throws the Planet Express crew in jail for violating the planet's security cordon, but tries to seduce Leela. When his clumsy attempts to appear suave and sophisticated fail, he scores with pathetic crying. Leela gets the crew released, and they collect wildlife from Vergon 6, but the mission fails when the last animal collected turns out to be a tiny, voracious killing machine that consumes all the other animals. Leela names him Nibbler. Trapped on the collapsing planet without fuel, Leela refuses to go crawling back to Zapp. Then Nibbler excretes a lump of ... Written by crouchbk

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Certificate:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the items on Leela's animal checklist for Vergon 6 is a "Sharktopus." A TV film entitled Sharktopus (2010) was released in 2010, eleven years after this episode was broadcast. See more »

Quotes

Captain Zapp Brannigan: Oh, God, I'm pathetic. Sorry. Just go... You want the rest of the cham-paggin?
Leela: No, and it's pronounced "cham-pain".
Captain Zapp Brannigan: Oh, God, no!
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Opening Subtitle: presented in BC BRAIN CONTROL where available See more »

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Referenced in Sharktopus (2010) See more »

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