Kaplan explained to “My Head” podcast host Julian Hester that he’s always been drawn to stories about what he calls “deep time”. It’s a story set on a timeline that can hardly match the imagination. Kaplan says he was deeply inspired by the Hindu cosmological notion that the universe “restores itself” every 300 trillion years or so. There will be collapse and re-expansion, like the inhalation and exhalation of God’s lungs. He was also intrigued by the story of a crow in that universe that did not die but lived into each incarnation of the universe. The crow was a creature that lived in many periods, the old memories still vivid in its head.
In a way, that could describe Fry, a human born in one era, living in the next. Seeing the fry that way, Kaplan began to wonder what emotional repercussions would apply to his life in the 30th century, and he came up with the idea to include a long-dead character in the movie. his past. However, in the original version of Kaplan’s story, it is not a beloved dog, but Fry’s mother. In the words of Kaplan:
“I said to David Cohen, the co-creator of ‘Futurama’: What if Fry went to a museum and saw his own mummy? And he said, ‘Oh, that sounds like it. cool, but it seems like it can burn anyone with a dead mother, like the central image of a comedy show. ‘ So I said, ‘Well, what about a dog?’ So he said, ‘Okay, a dog!’ And that’s how the story was born. “
Simple as that, but Kaplan seems more interested in a tragic version of the story.
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