Muchtolearn wrote:But I have a policy for the last 30 years or so that came about which is if one show has any relationship in terms of characters or plots to a prior one I wouldn't watch it. This knocks out everything.
Futurama ain't got much. Well, the Star Trek folk showed up in an episode, but as themselves not their characters. They were all heads in jars by the end.
Does this sound like rehashed plotting?
Fry: Is that blimp accurate?
Leela: Yep. It's December 31st, 2999.
Fry: My god, a million years...
 Fry was accidentally frozen in a cryogenics facility while delivering a pizza in 1999.
 Fry isn't very, what's the word, smart.
 Or WAS it accidental?
Fry: Can I ask you a question?
Leela: As long as it's not about my eye.
Leela: Is it about my eye?
Fry: Sort of.
Leela: [sighs] Just ask the question.
Fry: What's with the eye?
Leela: I'm an alien.
Fry: [excited] Cool, an alien. Has your race taken over the Earth?
Leela: No, I just work here.
 She is cyclops. A sexy one!
 Or IS she?
 Not for long!
Brian [notes added by me]