I watched this as four episodes as it’s presented on Disney Plus. The long term story telling really worked for the previous instalment ‘Bender’s Big Score’. Unfortunately it’s far less cohesive this time around. It also feels unnecessarily long at four episodes. There’s a lot of filler (especially in the first two episodes). It means that the plot takes a lot of time to get going.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s still some good jokes throughout. It would have been better if these were told in conjunction with the plot rather than a detour away from it.
Luckily the last two episodes really up the ante and manage to tell a great two parter. Its a relatively straight forward science fiction plot, but it’s executed well with an emphasis on the relevance of romance, monogamy and leadership.
Great performance by the late Brittany Murphy too!