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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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#51 by cyber_turnip
A surprisingly good episode!

Very funny. Possibly the funniest episode of season 6 so far.
But also, the plot was surprisingly interesting and full of cool science-fiction (and the science that goes with that). It tackled the whole evolution vs creationism debate brilliantly. Offering a decent argument for both sides whilst very clearly sitting on the sane side.

The subplot was absolutely hilarious too. It's rare to get such a good, funny subplot in such a cool, science-y 'epic' of an A-storyline.

To top it off, there was some lovely bits of art-direction and animation.

All in all, one of the best episodes so far this season.

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cyber_turnip gave 4 points

#52 by MaximeLoonatic
Clever episode, kinda similar of one Simpson's.
The B-story aslo good, but I belive it can be contiued

MaximeLoonatic gave 5 points

#53 by Redice
For the flying spaghetti monster reference alone it is a 5 star episode. Im getting the feeling that the characters are atheist.

Redice gave 5 points

#54 by Dan Quon
Another great episode!

Dan Quon gave 5 points

#55 by Sean
Loved this episode. I don't understand why people are whining about the end with Zoidberg, is that ONE line really enough to give this episode a lower score. Plus it was completely just, we can assume that Cubert is such an awful person to be around that even Zoidberg can't stand him. There was nothing missing and no flaw in the writing, it's supposed to be a joke.

Sean gave 5 points

#56 by Jay
Awesome episode, perfect futurama. I'm really getting fed of people complaining.

Jay gave 5 points

#57 by Home Farnsforth
That was possibly the best episode of the season, not only was it funny and particularly Zoidberg heavy, it was another great debate piece, a la Proposition infinity. I especially am beginning to appreciate their attention to detail, in how their evolution/anthropology is remarkably accurate.

Home Farnsforth gave 5 points

#58 by Weirdcow
I'll start off by saying I agree with everyone else that the B plot was very weak. We can do better than that.

I thought the evolution debate was done very well, with a great amount of hilarity mixed in. It did a good job making a joke out of both sides' arguments. Also, I loved the missing link discussion. You'd think evolution would be solved after 45 found links, but I guess you need 46. :-D

Oh, and Bender as Spencer Tracy made my life.

Weirdcow gave 4 points

#59 by Flexo
Great episode, full of jokes. I loved Fry getting attacked by numerous robotic dinosaurs. I don't believe in evolution, and I liked how this episode showed both sides of the arguments. Futurama is back

Flexo gave 5 points

#60 by White
Great jokes and gags, robo dinos and cool evolution debate, what else I can say?
Oh, also Zoidberg totally owns as the Father-Man ;).

Definitely 5/5.

White gave 5 points

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