Re: Futurama Season 7 Discussion Thread
That was fantastic! From Robot Devil's torture, Calculon's genuine acting and the HAL 9000 play to the science/magic and Hollywood gags and the heartfelt story that killed Calculon all over again and actually kept him dead, this was not only the best episode of the season, but I'd argue it's the best episode since "The Late Philip J. Fry."
My one disappointment was that the invasion by Morbo's people was just a throwaway gag at the start. I've been wishing for years that they'd do an episode about Morbo, something that required him to put his money where his mouth is -- either reveal that his bluster about destroying us all is a cover for his insecurities or something, or have the invasion actually happen and have everyone surprised that his threats were genuine all along. So to see it treated as an afterthought was disappointing.
I agree it's a little disappointing to see that opportunity missed out on, but I never expected to see it be more than a throwaway gag.
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