Watched the tenth (of eleven) episode of the first season of Rick and Morty. This show is out-fucking-standing! It gets better and better; the plots keep getting more convoluted, but the writers don't falter. Some of the unexpected turns of events are just too good, but so far they've limited the implied repercussions of some stories to their respective episodes and not shown the effects spilling over a wider story-arc. But this tenth episode did connect every previous episode at a meta-level whilst also allowing for the flexibility to keep them self-contained if the writers so wish it (it's very much like an inter-dimensional version of Poul Anderson's Time Patrol or even Asimov's Eternals). R&M is the best, and I mean absolute best science fiction satire I've ever seen. This isn't just some simple lifting of familiar tropes to incorporate into stories for a few laughs - they have paid serious tribute to some very specific story-lines from Asimov to Simak to Anderson to Bradbury to King and more by parodying the hell out of them. They also have their random gags as the episodes run their course.