'Rick and Morty' Releases First Look at a 'Mad Max' Themed Season 3 Episode

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 5:12PM
Rick and Morty
Mad Max: Fury Road
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 5:12PM
'Rick and Morty' Releases First Look at a 'Mad Max' Themed Season 3 Episode
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So, fun fact: it turns out that nothing is more disturbing than watching Rick and Morty writer Ryan Ridley twist his arms around in a visual representation of the relationship of sex and violence during the apocalypse. That's just plain creepy.

It's also the tip of the iceberg, as a preview for the next episode of Rick and Morty's third season shows off just what happens when Dan Harmon and his team of misfits get together to make a Mad Max parody set in the dimension-hopping multiverse of everyone's favorite pair of cartoon science guys. In the short two minute clip, we see some shots of Rick, Morty, and Summer on the run from "mohawk guys" in a very Mad Max styled truck, while various members of the Rick and Morty creative team describe their favorite parts of the episode's development.

Harmon, Ridley, and other writers and crew members talk about some of the new character and vehicle designs, and discuss how this show takes everything you love from Fury Road and makes it just a little more uncomfortable - perhaps literally, if you want to cosplay as any of these BDSM characters. Check it out below:



Oh, and hey, while we're diving into the twisted minds of the creators of Rick and Morty, Adult Swim has also kindly shared with the world a similar video on an episode we've already seen; the first episode of season three, in all its McNuggety goodness.



Perhaps the most interesting this about this clip is it gives a good frame of reference for how much Dan Harmon has aged in the past few months, if his big beard is any indication. Making Rick and Morty doesn't appear to be a particularly easy process.

This is far from the first time the show has delved into the wonders of pop culture parody - after all, the entire series is very obviously based on Back to the Future. Previous months have seen an Alien adventure with facehuggers, and a claymation recreation of Blade Runner, both of which are beautiful and creepy in their own special way.

When it arrives, "Rickmancing the Stone" will represent the first look at something new and fresh in this season for many of us - thanks to the delays to the new episodes, caused in large part by perfectionism on the part of the creators of the show, we've already received some piecemeal offerings, as the first episode of the season was shared on April Fool's Day, and its follow-up was previewed for audiences at San Diego Comic Con last week.

Despite the copious spoilers for the upcoming season that are circulating on the internet, it's worth assuming that there'll be plenty of twists and turns ahead for our heroes - after all, you can't ever trust Rick and Morty to travel in a logical direction. The non-sequitur storytelling is a large part of the fun when you're hopping from world to world at the whim of a mad scientist who is occasionally a pickle.

The second episode of Rick and Morty, "Rickmancing the Stone," premieres July 30, 2017.

Via: Nerdist
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