Episode 1 Space Pilot 3000
Plot : On New Years Eve, a pizza delivery boy ( Fry ) accidentally falls into a cryogenic chamber, and wakes up 1000 years later, having to deal with the future and meet new friends.
What a great pilot episode, it gives you right away the kind of comedy that you should expect from Matt Groening, one of the creators of Simpsons . Witty and wacky at times, being labelled The Simpsons in Space is dead on, and it is as good as it sounds.
Fry might not be as a main character, as popular as Bart Simpson is, but leaving comparisons apart, he’s the dumb but funny kind of character that makes you laugh and sometimes even feel for him. Finding out that he has a new chance in life, does not bother him, even so after he finds out that a relative of his, a great-great….great and many greats after nephew, named Professor Farnsworth is alive.
During this pilot, we meet some other characters, the first one is Leela, an one-eyed alien that is chasing Fry during most of the episode and then Bender, a troublemaker robot that is trying to commit suicide because he is unhappy with his work. They are very unique support characters, and bring and add a lot to the show’s quirkiness.
It is a great start, and I highly recommend it for fans of shows like The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, King of the Hill and some others, give Futurama a chance, you’ll be reminded of the Simpsons but enjoy some unique moments too.
Score: 8 out of 10. Solid pilot with many funny and quirk moments.