The writers’ room of “Futurama,” its followers know, is loaded with PhDs. Present co-creator David X. Cohen as soon as bragged that his present has 50 years of Harvard schooling in a single room. They’re all mathematicians and physicists and have quite a lot of data about science and the historical past thereof. It is clear that they invented Dr. Banjo as an analog for right-wing would-be intellectuals like Glenn Beck who stage their ignorance as merely one other type of intelligence. The Professor, the writers’ avatar, speaks brazenly about his scientific discoveries, and Dr. Banjo steps ahead to calmly clarify that measurable info aren’t actually info and that each one scientific concepts might be debunked by way of specious reasoning.
In “Rage In opposition to the Vaccine,” the Professor does certainly invent a vaccine, however the public is suspicious and refuses to get it. The Professor’s rival, Dr. Wernstrom (Herman once more), additionally has a vaccine available on the market, and so they bicker over whose is healthier. “Futurama” parodies a number of the extra extensively unfold vaccine conspiracies. The magnetized pores and skin produced by Wernstrom’s vaccine is a function, not a bug. The Professor calms the group by assuring them the monitoring chips hidden in his vaccine are completely secure.
The answer to Explovid-23, it appears, rests with Hermes (Phil LaMarr), who feels that there is perhaps a spiritual resolution to the illness. Hermes goes to New Orleans and investigates voodoo magic hoping there is a treatment. The fad virus, he feels, is perhaps a low-level type of zombie an infection. After a trek down the bayou with a robotic skeleton (!), Hermes finds a voodoo shack run by an outdated romantic rival, Barbados Slim (DiMaggio). Within the again is the place all of the voodoo magic lies. Nicely, it is the place there is a absolutely useful virology lab.
That is utilizing voodoo!