Talk:Inara Serra's head

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A Firefly article?

I am beginning to get an odd feel now. I appreciate the first Firefly reference being in the same episode as the first Doctor Who reference in Futurama, but the inclusion of Inara rather than the actress gives me a feel that the writers/show makers are suggesting that events of Firefly might be real. In such a case, would it be worth having an article discussing this possibility? And particularly what it means for the timeline? As one who is pretty vested in Firefly knowledge, I actually in most respects cannot see huge fundamental problems with the tie-in/crossover. --Sviptalk 13:28, 1 August 2011 (CEST)

By that logic, so did South Park. Granted, Cartman's name isn't visible, but these are most likely just here for fun background jokes. There's little chance any plot points of either show will make it into Futurama. Also those heads purported to be Apu and Manjula were clearly just generic dark skinned heads. - Quolnok 14:34, 1 August 2011 (CEST)
I don't think so. It's more likely a shout-out to Firefly fans than anything significant like a link between the two universes. I chalk it up to the writer's love of both Firefly and cult sci-fi references. -- DeepSpaceHomer 17:14, 2 August 2011 (CEST)

I realise this is 6 years late, but… The most obvious fundamental problem with the two shows being in the same universe is that Futurama is full of aliens, and permits easy interstellar travel, especially since the speed of light was raised in 2208. Even if you want to say that the Firefly generation ships left Earth before proper interstellar travel and first contact, the odds that nobody from Earth or Decapod 10 or anywhere else would have visited by the 25th century seem pretty slim. Meanwhile, if Inara means Firefly happened in Futurama, then surely the Fourth Doctor, Amy Pond, and Owen Harper all appeared in the same episode means Doctor Who also happened? So, where are the heads of Presidents Arthur Winters, Courtney Blinovitch-Woods, Bruce Springsteen, and Chuck Norris? -- 10:30, 24 July 2017 (CEST)