Futurama Episode Review – The Impossible Stream and Mead Review: Omicron Persei 8 (SpaceTime Meadery)

Futurama Episode Review – The Impossible Stream and Mead Review: Omicron Persei 8 (SpaceTime Meadery)

Omicron Persei 8 by SpaceTime Meadery

Futurama is Back Baby

As we covered in the previous two articles: Good News Everyone, Futurama is Back: Exploring Futurama – Inspired Craft Beers and Book Review: Futurama and Philosophy (Edited by Courtland Lewis) – Futurama is back, starting today with the first episode airing on Hulu streaming (July 24th, 2023).

Video Review

I did a YouTube (video) review of the first Futurama episode – Season 11 Episode 1 – The Impossible Stream. You can find that video here:

Futurama Episode Review – Season 11 Episode 1 – The Impossible Stream (as well as a Mead Review of Omicron Persei 8 by SpaceTime Meadery)

Please head over to YouTube by clicking the above video and checking out our YouTube page. Also please subscribe to be able to get more future YouTube content from us. We will be posting a weekly review of each episode of Futurama every Monday when they release. As well as there will be plenty more content.

And of course – make sure you “smash” that like button, subscribe button, and hit the notification button. Otherwise Nixon will sneak into your house at night and wreck up the place.


We will be covering a weekly blog article each and every Monday for all 10 episodes of the Season 11 run on Hulu. I will also be following that up with a weekly video on YouTube giving my thoughts, opinions, and other commentaries about each episode. I will also likely be doing these reviews while having a beer and giving a quick review of the beer as well.

The first Futurama weekly blog article is a Book Review of Futurama and Philosophy, edited by Courtland Lewis.

Mead Review: Omicron Persei 8 by SpaceTime Meadery

Before we completely jump into this mead review, let’s first take a look at Omicron Persei 8.

Omicron Persei 8

From “The Infosphere” (Futurama’s version of Wikipedia or akin to Star Wars’ version of Wookiepedia), we get the following information on Omicron Persei 8:

Omicron Persei 8 is a planet situated about 1000 lightyears from Earth, in orbit around the star of Omicron Persei. The rulers of the planet are Lrrr and his wife Ndnd. Its surface seems to consist mainly of deserts. It is the home world and capital of the warlike Omicronians, the single greatest threat Earth and the entire Democratic Order of Planets are facing. It seems to have a small, asteroid-like satellite. [1ACV12] In addition to this, there are hundreds of small moons in the planet’s low orbit. [7ACV16]

In 3017, Fry travelled to Omicron Persei 8 to retrieve an artifact that would help clear the universe of hypnowaves. Lrrr, upset because he was using the artifact to steal cable channels from Earth, invaded New New York, and wouldn’t leave until President Nixon turned Fry over to him. The Omicronians were surprised that the Earthicans put up such a fight, and decided to call off their attack. However, Lrrr and Ndnd remained on Earth, along with a replica of the Omicronian Palace and several other Omicronian buildings.


The Omicron Persei system contains at least 27 planets, as Omicron Persei 27 has been mentioned and the number indicates which planet in the system is being referred to, with the highest numbers being furthest from their stars. Omicron Persei 8 is neighbored by the planets Omicron Persei 7 and Omicron Persei 9 as have been referenced by Ndnd. This is a reference and a gag on the common Earth expression, and book by John Gray, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the planets that “surround” Earth on either side of its orbit. It is merely meant to hyperbolically portray the large gap in cultural understanding between the sexes.

In “T.: The Terrestrial“, it is shown that the planet has hundreds of small moons in its low orbit. Its “third moon” is mentioned by Lrrr in “Spanish Fry“.

Omicron Persei 8 (The Infosphere)

Mead Review

Omicron Persei 8 by SpaceTime Meadery

Beer: Omicron Persei 8
Brewery: Space Time Mead & Cider Works
Style: Mead – Metheglin
ABV: 9.3%
IBU: N / A
Untappd Description: Omicron Persei 8 has a nice hop character with almost malt like taste created by the buckwheat honey and coffee (think stout). This semi sweet mead is made with local wildflower honey, buckwheat honey, hops grown by Avery Mountain Bines & Twine, and Moka Origins Coffee. Hops and buckwheat honey added in boil. A wonderful mead when you are devouring. Lightly Carbonated. Gluten Free. Featuring art by Alexya Rauso.

Not going to go too crazy in depth on this due to discussing it in the video, but this was a really lovely mead. There is a nice hop character to it, but its also a lovely dry and crispy mead. There’s a non – cloying sweetness to it deriving from the honey and wildflower that adds a very nice character to it.

We had stopped in Scranton area and stumbled upon the meadery and loved its SciFi, science, NASA, themes, and being a huge Futurama nerd I had to grab a can of this to go.

(And I am so glad I did.)

My Untappd Rating: ****
Global Untappd Rating: (Not Enough Ratings) (as of 7.24.23)

The Impossible Stream

In this video:

Futurama Episode Review – Season 11 Episode 1 – The Impossible Stream (as well as a Mead Review of Omicron Persei 8 by SpaceTime Meadery)

I give my full thoughts on Season 11’s Episode 1 – The Impossible Stream. So I will give it a proper rating here on the blog, and let you watch / listen to the video for my full thoughts.

On a score of 1 to 10 (1 being the worst, 10 being the best) I gave The Impossible Stream a 6 going to 6.5; and with benefit of the doubt I’ll stick to 6.5.

So for each future episode, I’ll keep a running tally of the season. So far:

Season 11 Episode Ratings

  • Season 11: Episode 1: The Impossible Stream – 6.5 out of 10
  • Season 11: Episode 2: Children of a Lesser Bog – (will air next week – July 31st, 2023)

I will keep this list updated and will show the next upcoming episode after. There is 10 episodes for each of the two seasons currently greenlit for Hulu. Season 11 and Season 12 are both scheduled to have 10 episodes, and all of the episode names have been announced.

Futurama – Season 11 Episode 1: The Impossible Stream

So make sure you come back each week for my video recap and reviews of each episode, as well as the accompanying blog articles.

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