FArFri: Trek meets Futurama!

Last week I shared some funny Trek/Simpsons homages with you, today it’s the other great Groening creation, Futurama, which often featured inside Trek jokes and even occasional Trek stars (or at least their heads) as guests!

Futurama is the tale of Phillip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy who falls into a cryogenic tube in 1999, only to wake up 300 years later, where he’ll still be a delivery boy for Planet Express. His co workers include Professor Hubert Farnsworth, one-eyed Leela, crustacean Dr. Zoidberg and Bender, the smart-ass robot.  If you’ve never seen Futurama, you can catch it on Netlfix, it’s a treat!

In “Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?” you get Futurama’s take on Amok Time — note the ‘national anthem’ at 2:19!  😉

Perhaps one Trek-iest episodes ever was Where No Fan Has Gone Before, where original Trek cast members and the crew of Planet Express find themselves prisoners of Melvar, the ultimate Trekkie, who insists on having a permanent Star Trek Convention, with the original series stars.

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Leela dukes it out with guest star William Shatner on the season finale episode "Where No fan Has Gone Before" of FUTURAMA Sunday, April 21 (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ª©2002FOX BROADCASTING CR:FOX







FArFri: Simpsons Trek!

Over the years, The Simpsons has occasionally referenced Trek TOS, and here’s a compilation of closing credits with Simpson Characters in full Trek drag!  I’m pretty sure all of you know the references!  I love Marge as Vina!

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tumblr_nhqk7yCPHn1qkx0x3o6_1280Most recently, an opening ‘couch gag’ featured Homer and the crew of the Enterprise (or should that be Donutprize?) fighting off the fierce couch –guess who won?

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There were many other instances of Simpson/Trek crossovers and of course many references in Matt Goering’s brilliant Futurama, which I’ll get to next time! Have a nice weekend!  Until next week…

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