Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tripping the Rift Is Back!

Years before Ron Moore and David Eick retooled Battlestar Galactica and introduced us to a sexy android named Six, there was another cyborg seductress by that name who made nerdish TV viewers and some - only some - of her shipmates drool on Tripping the Rift. After a few years off, the show is back!

Never seen it before? Think of Futurama - if it was written by Kevin Smith or Trey Parker and Matt Stone at their most vulger. The CGI series follows the misadventures of the crew of the Jupiter 42, led by greedy and lecherous Captain Chode, a short, fat, tenticled, purple alien. His companions include his afore-mentioned cybernetic sex slave Six; his reptilian nephew Whip; Gus, the self-hating robot; T'nuk, the ugly, triple-breasted, somewhat centaur-like pilot; and Bob, the agoraphobic ship's computer. They frequently run afoul of the idiotic Darph Bobo, leader of a race of evil aliens who look like clowns. As the gang wanders the galaxy in search of the next big score (take your pick of meanings), hilarity ensues.

The long-awaited season 3 kicked off tonight on Space with a riff on The Terminator. Not one of the show's best episodes, but funny enough. I'm just glad geeks have another opportunity to go Tripping the Rift.
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