So two Star Trek-related posts in a row here. Did you catch last night's Family Guy episode? Here's the full episode on Hulu. It got a lot of buzz because it reunited the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
While this clip has some funny lines, the whole installment was weak and pathetic. Here they have EVERYONE from TNG, and they basically just tell the same joke over and over again (Stewie bossing them around while they're in a humorously mundane setting i.e. a bowling alley). And they just made it filler for this lame diatribe about Seth McFarlane's atheism wrapped around some tired, predicatble Christian-bashing. Further proof that while Family Guy is capable of moments of hilarity:
... when it comes to generating an ACTUAL story with ACTUAL jokes, they fall flat. Very flat.
Contrast this episode to the one Futurama did a few years ago where they reunited all the original series cast, which thing was a masterpiece of perfect beauty. Here's a link to the video. And yet Futurama died a pre-mature death while Family Guy has, somehow, lived long and prospered. Alas.