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Love's Labours Lost in Space

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Production number1ACV04
Reviews written5
Overall rating96%
Plot86%
Characters98%
Gags88%
Voice actor performance90%
Continuity96%
Sideplot90%
Animation quality75%
Music/sound quality75%

Written by cyber_turnip on 11 July 2010.

Overall rating:8
Plot:6
Characters:10
Gags:8
Voice actor performance:9
Continuity:10

This episode introduces us to the wonderful Zapp Brannigan (as well as Kif and Nibbler). Story-wise, it doesn't do much for me. It mostly serves as an introductory vessle which gave us Zapp to enjoy in later episodes. That's not to say that the plot is bad, it just feels somewhat dull when compared to the past 3. To make things worse, I don't find it as funny as the previous 2 episodes either. However, it's still got plenty of great moments and as I said, it's an important episode for the show's development as it was referenced a lot since.

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Written by Svip on 11 July 2010.

Overall rating:10
Plot:9
Characters:10
Gags:9
Voice actor performance:10
Continuity:10

Probably one of the best episodes of all time. The introduction of Zapp Brannigan and his relationship with Leela is nailed in this episode. And there are tonnes of hilarious moments captured in this very episode.

Premises for future episodes are established. Many episodes and whatnot, in fact. It's still hard for me to grasp the fact that Billy West performs the voice of Brannigan as well as Fry and the Professor and Zoidberg; brilliant job to this day.

The plot is well paced, and actually has a lot of things going on. The mission, finding Nibbler, the whole Brannigan affair. And at no times does the plot feel rushed, everything takes its natural turn of events. Solid plot, solid voice acting, solid episode in general.

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Written by totalnerduk on 11 July 2010.

Overall rating:10
Plot:9
Characters:10
Gags:9
Sideplot:9
Voice actor performance:10
Continuity:9

One of the best episodes of the first season, and one that stands up well against anything from later seasons as well, LLLIS introduces us to more staples of the Futuramaverse, as well as some important characters and ideas.

With a well-paced A and B plot (actually it feels more like two A-plots) and spot-on voice acting by this epsisode, it sets the standard for later outings by the PX crew.

The introduction of the DOOP, Zapp, Kif, and Nibbler widens the cast and the Futurama universe significantly, and Frank Welker does an amazing job of voicing the tiny, fuzzy, bottomlessly-hungry Nibbler.

The opening and ending are both laugh-out-loud funny, although there are minor flaws with a couple of the gags partway through, and there are some truly hilarious lines. "In the game of chess, you can never let your opponent see your pieces."

Backround gags abound, and there are some more nerdy references in there. It's truly an all-star all-rounder.

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Written by AdrenalinDragon on 13 July 2010.

Overall rating:10
Plot:9
Characters:10
Gags:9
Voice actor performance:10
Continuity:10
Animation quality:9
Music/sound quality:9

One of the funniest and best introduction episodes of Futurama. Love's Labours Lost In Space introduced us to Zapp Brannigan, Kif, and Nibbler. The plot was decent, and wrapped everything up nicely. Some funny quotes come out of Zapp, no surprise there. Nibbler is one of the animals on a planet that's about to be destroyed, and Zapp tries and partially succeeds in making his moves on Leela.

The episode had alot of good jokes, with a funny introductory act of Leela trying to find a date, though ending up at The Hip Joint, where Bender calls almost every male that Leela likes gay, with his "Gaydar" gadget. The episode further picks up when the crew bump into Zapp's ship, climbing on board and asking for help to rescuing endangered animals on a planet named Vergon 6 that's about to explode. Zapp captures the crew, invites Leela to sleep with him, and succeeds, whilst the others rescue the animals (and to Fry and Bender's annoyance, Nibbler eats them all afterwards), and Nibbler saves the day with poop that turns out to be ship fuel! A hilarious and well written episode. A score of a 9.5, rounded up to a 10/10!

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Written by speedracer on 20 July 2010.

Overall rating:10
Plot:10
Characters:9
Gags:9
Voice actor performance:6
Continuity:9
Animation quality:6
Music/sound quality:6

"Love's Labours Lost in Space" packs a lot of content into a single episode. It provides a glimpse into Leela's unlucky romantic life. It introduces three new characters: Zapp Brannigan (a starship commander best described, in the words of David X. Cohen, as "what Captain Kirk would be if he were actually William Shatner"), Kif (Brannigan's jaded, longsuffering squire), and Nibbler (a cute, furry animal with three eyeballs and a bottomless stomach who becomes a key figure in the Futurama saga in later episodes). It explains where dark matter, a valuable starship fuel, comes from. "Love's Labours Lost in Space" covers a lot of territory and does so in hilarious fashion.

After Leela has a couple frustrating nights out on the town, Professor Farnsworth sends the crew out to Vergon 6, a planet on the brink of collapse because its core of dark matter has been completely mined, and instructs them to rescue two of every animal species they can find. On the way they encounter Zapp Brannigan, who Leela initially fancies but who proves to be a pompous buffoon and throws the crew into prison after he forbids them to pursue their rescue mission. Brannigan then summons Leela to his chambers, and after Leela initially rejects his advances and crushes Brannigan's spirit, takes pity on him in the worst way possible. Brannigan eventually releases the crew, who go on to complete their mission.

As mentioned above, this episode encapsulates everything that is great about Futurama -- hilarious gags, twisted plots, sci-fi satire and character development. The only slight criticism is that Kif and Brannigan's voices aren't quite as convincing as in later episodes, but this episode rates as one of the all-time greats.

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