Where No Fan Has Gone Before

Season 4, Ep 12, Aired 4/21/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Fry is put on trial for his life for traveling to the forbidden planet of Omega 3 to retrieve all 79 episodes of "Star Trek", and he must defend the claim that human kind needs "Star Trek" to give them hope for the future. In the 23rd Century, "Star Trek" fans had evolved to such a level that they corrupted the world's governments and all things "Star Trek" were then banned to Omega 3. Fry sets out on his mission with Leela, Bender and Leonard Nimoy's head in a jar, only to discover William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei and Walter Koening are living on Omega 3 under the watchful eye of Melllvar, an evil energy creature -- and "Star Trek's" biggest fan.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Herman

    Mayor Poopenmayer, Professor Ogden Wernstrum, Scruffy, Toronga Morris, Larry, Dwayne, Various

  • Katey Sagal

    Turanga Leela, Various

  • Billy West

    Philip J. Fry, Professor Hubert Farnsworth, Dr. John Zoidberg, Zapp Brannigan, Leo Wong, Various

  • Lauren Tom

    Amy Wong, Inez Wong, Various

  • Tress MacNeille

    Mom, Linda the Newscaster, Various

  • Fan Reviews (14)
  • Best Ever (from a Trekkie's point of view)

    By mobbs456, Apr 01, 2010

  • A Great Crossover Episode. Matt Groening and David X. Cohen are never gona run out of ideas.

    By Samuel2484, Jan 10, 2009

  • Unbelievable brilliant parody of Star Trek TOS

    By hrtonslv, Aug 21, 2008

  • great epiasode

    By Blind_Legend, Jun 24, 2008

  • Parody, the final frontier.

    By MightyElroy, Apr 10, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (61)

    • Melllvar: I thank you, Fry. You know, you and I are of a kind. In a different reality I could have called you "friend". Fry: Episode 10, Balance of Terror. Melllvar: More like episode nine, loser! In your face! Victory is mine!

    • Melllvar: If I can't have the original cast of Star Trek, no one will! Prepare to die! Fry: Wait! If they mean that much to you, why do you wanna kill them? Melllvar: Because I... I... I dunno what I'd do without them. Fry: Melllvar, you can't let a TV show be your whole life. You can do anything you want. Look at Walter Koenig: After Star Trek, he became an actor. Koenig: Not just an actor, but a well-rounded person, with my own friends and credit cards and keys.

    • Fry: Look, Leonard, we're light enough to keep the tapes! Isn't that great? Nimoy: I'm living in a gefilte fish jar.

    • Shatner: Leela, please. This is exactly what Melllvar wants. We're just pawns in his diabolical game of checkers.

    • Koenig: I don't have much experience at fighting - except with you guys. Shatner: I have an idea. Wasn't there an episode where I threw my shoe at the enemy? Nimoy: You mean Doohan?

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    Notes (12)

    • This episode was nominated for a Nebula Award for Best Script.

    • A few scenes from this episode featuring William Shatner were shown in the video montage at the beginning of his roast in 2006.

    • There was one deleted scene which was taken out at Shatner's request, and when you see it, you'll know why. It can be found on the Season 4 DVD.

    • The energy being had several different forms that were drawn up for consideration. But in the end, the staff admitted most of them looked too "good" to ever look like anything from the original series. So they went with the simplest form, which was the sparkly cloud.

    • While it's only hinted that he was there, that is really the voice of Jonathan Frakes who played Riker on The Next Generation.

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    Trivia (14)

    • When the Star Trek Cast members are reading the script Mellvar wrote you see that Deforest's shirt is yellow not blue like it usually is.

    • The opening theme promotion and the title of this episode coincide: WHERE NO FAN HAS GONE BEFORE


    • Shirt on nerd getting killed: Beam me up Scotty, there's no intelligent life here.


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    Allusions (11)

    • Sign in the Church of Trek: Ceiling of the Christine chapel closed for renovation. Reference to the TOS character nurse Christine Chapel, played by Majel Barrett who was the wife of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

    • Shatner performs a spoken-word version of Eminem's The Real Slim Shady. This is also an allusion to Shatner's many musical efforts, like his album The Transformed Man.

    • Jonathan Frakes: "Yes! Front Row" Jonathan Frakes played William T. Riker in Star Trek the Next Generation as well as gueat stared as him in other versions. This pokes fun at the fact that the original series was the only one that they seem to care about in this show even though several fans think TNG was better.

    • The last shot in the closing credits is of a 'sinister' looking Kif, based on the last shot in Star Trek's closing credits during the second season, of the sinister-looking 'false Balok' from The Corbomite Maneuver.

    • Shatner: Let's get the Hell out of here. The last line of this episode is the same as last line of the classic Star Trek episode City on the Edge of Forever. In both episodes William Shatner delivers the line.

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