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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.
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.
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.
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).