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Love and Rocket

Leela's HomeworldLess than Hero
Production number4ACV03
Reviews written2
Overall rating65%
Voice actor performance100%
Guest actor performance90%
Animation quality85%
Music/sound quality85%

Written by AdrenalinDragon on 17 July 2010.

Overall rating:9
Voice actor performance:10
Guest actor performance:9
Animation quality:9
Music/sound quality:9

I personally like this episode alot. Although most consider it average, I think the episode uses all the characters very well, and Bender was being his usual self, and when he dates the Planet Express ship, he comes out with some very funny moments. I liked the idea of Bender pretending to be interested in the ship, and all of a sudden dumping it at the same time. It was in character and a funny thing for him to do, though the primary reason why I like this episode alot is because of the final act.

The episode starts off strongly by making a delivery from Romanticorp to Omicron Persei 8. The Omicronians receive candy hearts for Valentine's Day, confused by the messages displayed on the candy. As the crew escape from attack, Bender dumps the ship and hurt's her feelings, causing the ship to get hit. Bender tries to distract her so that Fry and Leela can shut the ship's brain down so they can have full control over the ship again. One of my favourite scenes of the entire show is present in this episode, in which Fry sacrifices his own oxygen to keep Leela alive, and after being revived, is holding the perfect heart candy message in his mouth saying "U Leave Me Breathless". I thought this was perfect for building up the Fry and Leela character development, and found it very touching. Overall, I'm going to give this episode a 9/10, with Bender delivering most of the jokes, yet being quite touching too on the Fry and Leela side of the story.

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Written by cyber_turnip on 18 July 2010.

Overall rating:4
Voice actor performance:10
Guest actor performance:9
Animation quality:8
Music/sound quality:8

I'm not a huge fan of this episode. I like the use of the Planet Express Ship as a character, I love Sigourney Weaver's casting (and she gives a great performance); I even love the 2001: A Space Odyssey stuff.

What I don't like is most of the rest of the episode. It starts with a laboured Valentine's Day set up that isn't very funny, then there's very little plot beyond the ship going nuts and Leela shutting it down like Hal in 2001. And it still isn't very funny. The best joke that I remember is a callback to 'I Dated a Robot', but even that's more of a nod and a wink to fans of the show than a real joke.

The animation is gorgeous however with lots of lovely, space-y stuff to look at. Overall, it's bad Futurama, but still great TV.

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