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Episode Reviews

Short Summary

A Clockwork Origin
First aired 08/12/10
Rank: 66/124
Reviews: 135
Rating: 81%

The theory of evolution is put to the test on a planet inhabited by robots.

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#31 by John Pirruccello
Wow I seriously can't figure out the hate on this episode. I thought that it was truly hilarious. Not only that, it had some really awesome ideas behind it.
I laughed almost the entire time. Seriously... hater's gonna hate I guess.
2nd best of the season IMO

John Pirruccello gave 5 points

#32 by FuturamaFan
I enjoyed this episode.

Its too bad that that the Planet Express Ship got completely destroyed, but then again they can always rebuilt it right?

I think the gag with Zoidberg hating Cubert was supposed to be a joke about Zoidberg being fickle.
Or perhaps there is more to the B-plot that got cut and it will end up on the DVD

I'm really looking forward to A Prisoner of Benda. It looks really fun!

FuturamaFan gave 4 points

#33 by andrew
although not the best so far,this episode is really funny,and it keeps up with the zap braggigan episode being the only bad one yet

andrew gave 5 points

#34 by Gabe
Liked it. Smart and funny one. Nothing more to say.

Gabe gave 4 points

#35 by AD
I thought this was a great episode with some excellent bits in it (oh oh, it's another one of Fry's dogs) and a nicely balanced view of what is always going to be an emotional topic for one side or the other. Bender on the robot dino was a good link.

AD gave 5 points

#36 by ntj
The story was good, and a couple of the jokes were funny, like the one about Leela earning her own rocks, but most of the jokes were weak or just down right bad. The worst one was Fry calling out "this is a cool way to die!" when he was picked up by the robotic pterodactyl. And the whole science-mobile thing was trendy.

ntj gave 4 points

#37 by nibblerama
It's crazy to think that this show was ever canceled, and that in some unfortunate alternate universe, this latest season doesn't exist.

Every new episode is like my new favorite episode ever. Love this show seriously so much. Makes living on this planet worth staying, even with all the smiling angry people.

nibblerama gave 5 points

#38 by Matte
Awesome episode! Second best this season

Matte gave 5 points

#39 by David
Overall a good episode. I do agree that the A plot was better than the B plot. Perhaps there are several deleted scenes from the B plot that would have helped fill things in a bit. Dr. Banjo was a clever allusion to Dr. Zaius to Planet of the Apes, and loved the Star Trek TNG reference there with evolving nanites. I think most of the jokes were pretty funny. While it was at times uneven, it was overall very entertaining.

David gave 4 points

#40 by My Own Grandfather
From a humor standpoint, this was by far the best of the new season to date. I honestly cannot fathom some of the lower or mediocre reviews, as it was filled with the kind of classic science-y cleverness and absurdity that marked the best moments of the original series.

The inverted symmetry of the Professor's debate with Banjo and later with the robot evolutionists was a stroke of genius.

Other highlights:
- the missing links argument with Banjo
- Bender's suspenders
- I can't live on this planet anymore
- What happened? How did we save you?
- The circularity criterion applied to a robot deity at the end but not to a humanoid deity

My Own Grandfather gave 5 points

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