Episode 1004: Future War
First aired: Sci-Fi Channel on 25 April 1999
Availability: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon DVD (20th Anniversary/Volume 13), Shout Factory (20th Anniversary/Volume 13), Best Brains (20th Anniversary/Volume 13)
|Not set in the future.|
During the Sci-Fi Channel years, the production number order of the shows has matched the air-date order. Until now.
Episode 1003, which would be next one, was, as I understand it, planned to air after Episode 1002: Girl in Gold Boots, but something happened.
|Attack of the killer dinosaur puppets.|
Right now, though, we're going to cover the next episode to air. And that one contained the movie Future War.
The movie isn't set in the future. In fact, it's told in flashback format. And, it's not so much a war as it is one guy hunting down another guy. So, it's Future War, but not in the future and not a war. Other than that, the title sums it up perfectly.
|Soultaker vs Jean Claude van Darn|
Maybe I should really just relax. I'll just accept that the movie is what it is.
A fellow captured from Earth's past escapes a space ship in a snow monkey pod and lands on present-day Earth and hooks up with a nun who used to be a drug dealer and a hooker but who now runs a halfway house for fat people, but the cyborgs on the space ship are hunting him with little tiny dinosaur puppets, but he eludes them and kills all the puppets, but the lead cyborg tracker, who used to be a giant-faced Soultaker, brings big dinosaur puppets to track the runaway, but the police think Runaway is the bad guy, but the real bad guy and his puppets show up, and there's a big old fight in a church, but the good guys win, and everyone who isn't dead lives happily ever after. The end.
|How Servo sees the world.||How Crow sees the world.|
This is one of those episodes I saw a lot. It only aired 8 times, and I must have seen them every one. And enjoyed them all.
Funny episode, including a bad, but mostly watchable, movie, great riffing, and some inspired Host Segments. Another winner.