Futurama

Fan Fiction

Trouble In Space
By Rush

Scene: Planet Express Ship: Cockpit. Leela is at the wheel sitting in the driver seat, Fry sits at the co-ordinates controls, and Bender sitting at the autopilot drinking out of a bottle of "Jameson Irish Whiskey". Outside the window they have many other spaceships in front of them, passing by a blue hover sign saying "Space Road M50".

Cut to: Outside. The PE Ship among many other spaceships move very slowly towards a tollbooth space station, the Nimbus can be seen above the tollbooth with a few dozen other small fighter DOOP spaceships.

Cut to: Nimbus Bridge. Zapp points out the window excitedly jumping up and down on his seat.

Zapp: 'Hey Kif is that Leela's ship?

Kif: [standing at the co-ordinates controls bored.] 'Yessss.

Zapp: 'Kif zoom in with the ship's telescope! I need to get a good look at her big boobies!

[Kif sighs, then presses the button "zoom in" in front of him at the co-ordinates controls.]

Cut to: Outside. At the top of the Nimbus a telescope begins zooming in towards the PE ship below.

Cut to: Planet Express Ship: Cockpit.

Leela: 'Oh lord!

Cut to: Nimbus Bridge.

Zapp: (shouting) 'Closer! [Kif sighs then presses the "zoom in" button more.]

Cut to: Planet Express Ship. The tip of the Nimbus's telescope is just right in front of the PE ship's front window.

Cut to: Nimbus Bridge. Zapp looks on screen showing Leela with a narrowed eye looking very angry, with Bender laughing in the background with his eyes closed holding his chest.

Cut to: Planet Express Ship. The PE Ship flies off the "Space Road M50 "into open space.

Cut to: Nimbus Bridge.

Zapp: 'Awwwww! [The telescope retracts.]

Cut to: Planet Express Ship: Cockpit.

Fry: 'Hey Leela?

Leela: 'Hmm?

Fry: 'Why are we going this way?

Leela: 'To avoid the tollbooth and Captain Jackass.

Fry: 'Who?

Bender: 'The guy Leela had pity sex with, Zapp Brannigan.

Leela: 'Yes, thank you Bender. Anyway Fry this is quicker than going by the Space Road M50.

Fry: 'So how close to home are we?

Leela: 'We are nearing the Andromeda galaxy, so about an hour or so till we get to the Milky Way galaxy. [Fry looks confused at her.] Where Earth is.

Fry: 'Oh.

[Time Lapse. Fry looks out the window in awe as the ship flies over the Milky Way galaxy.]

Bender: 'Big whoop Fry, we're flying over a galaxy. [Out the window dozens of run-down rusty fighter spaceships come towards them.] (shouting) Space Bandits!

Cut to: Outside. The Planet Express Ship increases in speed vastly to try get away, the Space Bandits ships give chase firing lasers at them. The PE Ship goes side to side dodging the incoming lasers, only getting hit by a few of them.

Cut to: Cockpit.

Fry: 'Space Bandits?

Leela: 'Mercenaries, thugs and other low life scum. (shouting) Now get to the turret Fry! [Fry stands up and runs out of the cockpit.]

Cut to: Outside. Fry mans the turret, then begins firing blue particle beams at the Space Bandits taking out many of them, some of them retreat flying away.

Fry: 'Whoa! When did we upgrade this?

Leela: [on screen.] 'Last week.

Fry: 'Oh yeah! [One of the Space Bandits' ships fired a missile just before Fry blew it up with the turret, the missile hits the PE ship in the back, causing the PE ship to stop moving. Fry tries to fire the turret, it just makes a clicking noise.] My gun won't work!

Cut to: Cockpit.

Leela: (shouting) 'It must have been an EMP, all our systems are down apart from life support! We're sitting ducks!

Bender: 'Well we're boned. [Fry runs into the cockpit.]

Fry: 'What's happening!

Leela: 'We're boned.

Fry: 'Oh. Well before we die I guess, I'll say I love you Leela.

Leela: '… I love you too Fry. [Leela wraps her arms around Fry and kisses him passionately.]

Cut to: Outside. The Space Bandits surround the Planet Express Ship.

Cut to: Cockpit. A man wearing a black balaclava appears on screen above them. Fry and Leela stop kissing.

Man [on screen with a deep voice.] 'Let's see what we got here; a robot, we can break it down for spare parts, [Bender looks nervous.] a guy's organs we can harvest and sell, [Fry looks nervous.] and a hot alien babe we can sell as a sex-slave.

Leela: 'I'd rather die!

Man [on screen.] You have five minutes to decide. [The screen shuts off.]

Fry: 'There's no hope, is there?

Bender: 'Nope, we're totally boned.

Leela: 'I'm afraid Bender's right this time, there's no way, or possible chance that we can-- [The Nimbus accompanied with many DOOP fighter ships can be seen heading towards them.] It's the DOOP!

Fry: [cheering with his hands in the air.] 'We're saved!

Bender: 'Alright!

Cut to: Outside. The DOOP fleet quickly destroys many of the Space Bandits ships, the few remaining ones flee, some of the DOOP fighters chase the fleeing Bandits Ships. The Nimbus pulls the PE ship into the hanger with a tractor beam.

Cut to: Cockpit.

Leela: 'Well I guess it's better than dying or being forced to become a sex-slave.

Fry: 'Or having you're organs harvested.

Bender: 'Or being turned into scrap metal.

Leela: 'Let's hope the ship's fixed quickly, so we don't have to stay here too long.

Cut to: Nimbus Hanger. Fry, Leela and Bender walk down the ship's stairs. Zapp, Kif and a few other DOOP soldiers are there to welcome them.

Zapp: (sexfully) 'Ahhh Leela, care to join me in my bedroom for some lovin'?

Leela: 'Uhhh no, I got a boyfriend now! [She grabs Fry and makes out with him.]

Fry (shocked)' Hmm! (enjoying himself) Mmm! [Zapp eyes narrow angrily. Leela pulls out of the kiss with Fry.]

Leela: 'See?

Zapp: 'Yes, I see. We'll have you're ship fixed up, while we have dinner.

Leela: 'Can't we just hang around here for awhile?

Zapp: (angrily) 'Fine you can stay here! Just know Leela you still want me! [He walks off. Fry, Leela and Bender sit on some crates while the Nimbus crew men fix up their ship.]

Leela: 'Well that went well.

Fry: 'Yeah, So you and I are boyfriend and girlfriend now?

Leela: 'Yep.

Fry: 'Yay. [Fry and Leela hug and kiss.]

Bender: 'Oh for oh you're God's sake, I feel like I'm trapped in some stupid forced romance fan fiction here.

[Time Lapse. The PE ship now fixed, with Fry, Leela and Bender walking up the stairs of the ship.]

Cut to: Outside. The PE ship flies out from the Nimbus.

[Time Lapse. PE ship nearing Earth enters it's atmosphere.

Scene: Outside Planet Express. The hanger doors open, followed by the PE ship landing inside. The hanger doors close afterwards. Outside to sea high in the sky, there's a blinding flash of light followed by the appearance of a Bending Unit, who falls into the sea making a big splash.

The End

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