Rick and Morty: 10 Best Sci

The sixth season of Rick and Morty has been hailed as one of the show’s best episodes since it first aired. With a meta parody of Die Hard and a return to the universe that has been overrun by monsters à la David Cronenberg, Season 6 continued Rick and Morty’s tradition of parodying classic movies.

From the dreamy levels of Inception to the post-apocalyptic thrills of Mad Max to the central dynamic of Back to the Future, the writers of Rick and Morty parodied many beloved movie classics from the sci-fi genre.

10/10 Creation

In the series’ second episode, “Lawnmower Dog”, Rick uses technology similar to that seen in Christopher Nolan’s Inception to infiltrate Morty’s teacher’s dreams in order to implant the idea of ​​giving Morty a better grade.

While Nolan used the dreamscape levels to bring trippy visuals to life, Rick and Morty use each dreamscape level to explore deeper, darker, and more depraved parts of the teacher’s mind – including a giant orgy in the presence of an imaginary incarnation of Summer.

Terminator 9/10

The Rick and Morty writers generally avoid using time travel as a plot point, but there’s a lot of time travel in the Season 4 episode “Rattlestar Ricklactica.” After Morty kills a Serpent Astronaut and sends an Earth Serpent to the Serpent Planet, the Serpents invent time travel for revenge.

They start sending cyborg snakes back in time to kill the Smiths, much like the killer androids that Skynet sends back in time to kill the Connors in the Terminator franchise (but a snake version).

8/10 Guardians of the Galaxy

The Season 3 episode “Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender” parodies the Marvel Cinematic Universe in general, but the closest parallel to Rick and Morty’s resident superhero team is the ragtag group of outcasts. -the law of space in the films Guardians of the Galaxy by James Gunn.

Rick’s Jigsaw-esque games and puzzles point out many flaws and clichés in Marvel storytelling, like amusing dialogue and interchangeable stories.

7/10 Cloud Atlas

When Rick and Morty watch Interdimensional Cable TV in the Season 1 episode “Rixty Minutes”, they discover that an alternate version of Jerry is a famous movie star when they find him playing the role of Tom Hanks in Cloud Atlas on one of the parallel universes. TV channels.

It’s the most obscure Hanks movie the writers could have put alt-Jerry in. Instead of playing Forrest Gump, he’s in a bewildering sci-fi epic. The first Jerry doesn’t even know what it is. He asks, “What is Cloud Atlas? »

6/10 Alien

Though it takes its title from Ridley Scott’s polarizing prequel, Season 4’s “Promortyus” defies the lore of the entire Alien franchise. Rick and Morty encounter a race of alien facehuggers who cling to them and control their minds.

This episode is a brilliant parody of Scott’s insistence on explaining the origins and motivations of xenomorphs. The cuddling aliens in Rick and Morty are so advanced they have their own M&M’s.

5/10 Jurassic Park

The Season 1 episode “Anatomy Park” could aptly be described as Jurassic Park meets Fantastic Voyage. Rick reveals that he designed and built his own anatomy-themed miniature amusement park inside a homeless man, and he and Morty shrink down to visit.

John Oliver’s park manager Xenon Bloom is a perfect parody of Jurassic Park megalomaniac John Hammond. But unlike Hammond, Bloom does not survive; it is eaten by E. coli bacteria.

4/10 Akira

The Season 4 premiere “Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat” is a loose remake of the classic Akira anime. The episode sees Morty using alien crystals that can predict future events to fabricate a fate in which he ends up with his high school crush, Jessica.

When Morty becomes fully psychic, floats through the air, and takes on an army, references to Akira multiply and multiply. In a news broadcast seen in the episode, Morty is referred to as “Akira Boy”.

3/10 Mad Max

In the Season 3 episode “Rickmancing the Stone”, Rick takes Morty and Summer to a post-apocalyptic version of Earth and they end up having so much fun that they decide to move there for a while. The energy-guzzling post-apocalyptic warriors in this installment are designed to look like the energy-guzzling post-apocalyptic warriors from the Mad Max franchise.

The episode’s post-apocalyptic setting borrows some specific concepts from George Miller’s classic sci-fi action series, such as the deathmatch in the Thunderdome and the intense car chase on the Fury Road.

2/10 Star Wars

The Season 4 finale “Star Mort: Rickturn of the Jerri” forces the Smiths to “star wars” in order to save Earth from a corporate-sponsored planet-destroying space station. This episode hilariously pokes fun at the Star Wars saga’s obsession with the Death Star plot.

Ever since the original movie introduced the original Death Star, there’s been a second Death Star, Starkiller Base (aka a larger Death Star), and a fleet of Star Destroyers with their own powered cannons. by the Death Star.

1/10 Back to the future

It’s no secret that the template for Rick and Morty is the Back to the Future franchise. The pairing of an aging genius inventor and his teenage companion were inspired by the dynamic of Doc Brown and Marty McFly in Robert Zemeckis’ classic time travel trilogy, except time travel is replaced by a interdimensional travel.

Although the writers traded a questionable friendship between a grown man and a high school student for a grandfather-grandson relationship, Rick and Morty’s dynamic is even more dysfunctional than Doc and Marty’s.

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