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Futurama: Where No Fan Has Gone Before

Fry is put on trial for his life for traveling to the forbidden planet of Omega 3 to retrieve all 79 episodes of "Star Trek", and he must defend the claim that human kind needs "Star Trek" to give them hope for the future. In the 23rd Century, "Star Trek" fans had evolved to such a level that they corrupted the world's governments and all things "Star Trek" were then banned to Omega 3. Fry sets out on his mission with Leela, Bender and Leonard Nimoy's head in a jar, only to discover William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei and Walter Koening are living on Omega 3 under the watchful eye of Melllvar, an evil energy creature -- and "Star Trek's" biggest fan.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x12
Production Number: 4ACV11
Airdate: Sunday April 21st, 2002



  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
George Takei
voiced Himself
Recurring
Leonard Nimoy
voiced Himself
Recurring
Nichelle Nichols
voiced Herself
Recurring
Jonathan Frakes
voiced Himself
Walter Koenig
voiced Himself
William Shatner
voiced Himself
Main Cast
Katey Sagal
voiced Turanga Leela, Various
Billy West
voiced Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various
John DiMaggio
voiced Bender Bending Rodriguez (Bending Unit 22), Various
Lauren Tom
voiced Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various
Phil LaMarr
voiced Hermes Conrad, Lionel Preacherbot, Various
Maurice LaMarche
voiced Kif Kroker, Morbo, Walt, Raoul, Various
David Herman (1)
voiced Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Turanga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various
Episode Notes
Opening theme promotion: Where No Fan Has Gone Before

Opening theme cartoon: Hiss and Make Up by the Warner Brothers (1943).

The opening theme promotion and the title of this episode coincide.

This episode was voted the best episode of Futurama at the Adult Swim marathon.

When Welshy greets Leonard Nimoy, Fry, Leela and Bender, he is actually saying "I am very drunk" in Welsh.



Episode Quotes
Fry: Mr Nimoy. I came as soon as I heard what happened centuries ago. I can't believe your show was banned.
Nimoy: I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.
Fry: You know. 1966, 79 episodes, about 30 good ones.

Shatner: This planet doesn't appreciate us anymore Leonard.
Nimoy: Bill, you are, and always shall be, my friend. But I just signed a 6 month lease on my apartment. I can't walk away from a commitment like that.

Bender: Yeah why is this so important to you?
Fry: Cos it, it taught me so much. Like how you should accept people. Whether they be black, white, Klingon or even female. But most importantly, when I didn't have any friends, it made me feel like I did.
Leela: Well, that is touchingly pathetic. I guess I can't let you go alone.

Nimoy: I feel like hugging you.
Shatner: Well I would but you have no body! And we're both men.

Nimoy: Melllvar, you have to respect your actors. When I was directing Star Trek IV I got a magnificent performance out of Bill because I respected him so much.
Shatner: And when I directed Star Trek V I got a magnificent performance out of me, because I respected me so much!

Nimoy: Hey! We've done heroic things too!
Nichols: Yeah! In the third season I kissed Shatner!

Melllvar: Silence!! My whole world has turned upside down. I have but one option.
Koenig: Keep them and let us go?
Melllvar: No!! To determine who is more worthy of my fanatical devotion I shall pit you together against each other in armed combat. To the death!!
Bender: Where'd you get an idiotic idea like that?
Melllvar: Episodes 19, 46, 56 and 77.
Fry: Great list. Except, you forgot episode 66! Ha ha ha ha ha!

Shatner: And the George, you give them a karate chop!
Takei: I find that offensive. Just because I'm of Japanese ancestry you assume I know karate. Have I ever lead you to believe I've studied karate?
Shatner: Well no but, you never talk about yourself.

Shatner: There's no right way to hit a woman.
Leela: Then do it the wrong way.

Leela: We can't use our ship. The life support works but the engines are wrecked.
Takei: Ironic. Because our engines work but our life support systems don't.
Leela: Hey, if your engines work...
Takei: ...and your life support systems work...
Fry: Stop!! You're just goin' around in circles! Think, Fry, think! Everyone's depending on you.



Episode Goofs
Though this episode reveals that mentioning Star Trek is illegal, there have been many episodes where characters have mentioned Star Trek without any repercussions (cf. "Brannigan Begin Again", "That's Lobstertainment!", "Space Pilot 3000", etc).



Episode References
Star Trek Series

Star Trek (The Original Series)
  • In the opening shot, you can hear Star Trek music, and the Planet Express ship comes past the camera with the trademark warp nacelles featured in Star Trek. William Shatner's voice speaks.
  • Crew-members in red shirts regularly died on away missions. (Welshy is a red-shirted crew-member and dies).
  • Melllvars ship looks like a cross between a Romulan and Klingon Bird-Of-Prey. It has a cloaking device as well.
  • Leonard tries to use the made up move from Star Trek (Vulcan neck pinch).
  • In the end, the ship glides away like at the end of every Star Trek episode.

"Charlie X"
  • Shatner: There's no right way to hit a woman.

"Where No Man Has Gone Before"
  • Opening theme promotion and episode title: Where No Fan Has Gone Before
  • Shatner: The impossible has happened!

"The Corbomite Maneuver"
  • The last picture of Kif, resembles the fake image Balok used of himself.

"The Menagerie (1)" & "(2)"
  • Death sentence for visiting Omega Three (Talos Four).
  • Christopher Pike's wheelchair, one beep for yes, two for no.
  • Court martial set.

"Balance of Terror" & "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"
  • Melllvar: I thank you Fry. Y'know. You and I are of a kind. In a different reality I could have called you "friend."
    Fry: Episode 10 Balance Of Terror.
    Melllvar: More like episode 9 loser! In your face! Victory is mine!
  • Leela dramatically yells "FIRE!" before pressing the fire button.

"Shore Leave"
  • Kirk fights against an old rival (actually a mirage) in a desert setting and gets his shirt ripped like he had here.

"The Squire of Gothos"
  • Melllvar's mom shows up, just like Trelane's parents do.

"Arena," "The Gamesters of Triskelion," "Spectre of the Gun" & "The Savage Curtain"
  • Melllvar: No!! To determine who is more worthy of my fanatical devotion I shall pit you together against each other in armed combat. To the death!!
    Bender: Where'd you get an idiotic idea like that?
    Melllvar: Episodes 19, 46, 56 and 77.

"Day of the Dove"
  • Fry: Great list. Except, you forgot episode 66! Ha ha ha ha ha!

"Arena"
  • The only weapons, whatever you can find. Bamboo appears.
  • Leela and Shatner fight on a rocky outcropping identical to one in this episode.
  • Leela holds a big rock over Shatner, like the Gorn did over Kirk.

"Court Martial"
  • Court martial set similar, including bell.

"Space Seed"
  • Leela: For one hundred quatloos: Who did the captain maroon on Ceti Alpha V?
    Shatner: KHAAAAAAAAN!!

"This Side of Paradise"
  • Spock gets high on spores and smacks Kirk around.

"The City on the Edge of Forever"
  • The Guardian Of Forever appears.
  • Shatner: Let's get the hell out of here.

"Who Mourns for Adonais?"
  • The Greek sets.
  • Melllvar turns into a giant green hand (like Apollo did).
  • Scotty hit by lightning.

"The Changeling"
  • Scotty hit by lightning.

"Metamorphosis"
  • Melllvar's cheesy sparkle effect similar to the Companion's.
  • The Trek cast is being kept as a companion to an energy being, which gives them ageless perfect health.
  • One of the five with energy beings.
  • Energy being captures passing ships.

"Journey to Babel"
  • Fry and Melllvar are playing Ambassador Sarek's Trivia Challenge (Ambassador Sarek, Spock's father was introduced in this episode).

"Friday's Child"
  • Crudely made bows and arrows.

"Obsession"
  • Melllvar is a gaseous energy creature, like this one.
  • Dramatically yelling "FIRE" before hitting the fire button.
  • One of the five with energy beings.
  • Melllvar surrounds Nimoy's jar like the cloud creature surrounds the jar of blood.

"Wolf in The Fold"
  • One of the five with energy beings.

"The Trouble With Tribbles"
  • Priest: And Scotty beamed them to the Klingon ship, where they would be no 'tribble' at all.

"The Gamesters of Triskelion"
  • Colored brains appear.
  • Wagering in quatloos.

"A Piece of the Action"
  • Bender's tommy gun.
  • "Fliver" car.

"Patterns of Force"
  • "Welcome to Nazi-Planet-Episode Land - Formerly Germany"

"Bread and Circuses"
  • Gladiator TV show set appears.
  • Old West sets appear.

"Day of the Dove"
  • One of the five with energy beings.
  • Fry points out that Melllvar overlooked this as an episode where the Enterprise crew is in a fight to the death.

"Plato's Stepchildren"
  • Nichols: In the third season, I kissed Shatner.

"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"
  • White/black and black/white people in the Church of Trek congregation.
  • Self-destruct code.

"The Lights of Zetar"
  • One of the five with energy beings.

Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Frakes: Yes! Front row!


Star Trek Movies

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Shatner: KHAAAAAAAAN!!
  • Nimoy: You are and always shall be my friend.
  • Tapes shot into space like Spock's coffin.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  • Self-destruct code used again.
  • Rescue mission to forbidden planet.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Nimoy: Melllvar you have to respect your actors. When I was directing Star Trek IV I got a magnificent performance out of Bill because I respected him so much.
  • Chekov saying "nuclear wessels".

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
  • Shatner: And when I directed Star Trek V I got a magnificent performance out of me, because I respected me so much!
  • Nichols: What if I distract them with my famous fan dance?



Other Episode Crew

Character Layout ArtistAimee Steinberger
Director Of Computer GraphicsScott Vanzo
3d DirectorScott Vanzo
 
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