PyWeek 23 theme candidate references

I'm not going to go into much detail here. I'm just going to explain what the theme candidates are references to. Remember, you can use the theme however you want. If the theme is referring to something, you don't need to make a game about that thing.

The theme candidates are episode titles from the animated television show Futurama. They're available on Netflix (at least in the USA).

A Flight to Remember (S2 E1): the crew takes a trip on the ill-fated starship Titanic. The title is a reference to the 1955 book and the British 1958 film A Night to Remember, about the tragic last night of the real-life ship Titanic. There are also many references to the American 1997 film Titanic. In this context, a night to remember just means a memorable or important night.

The Lesser of Two Evils (S2 E11): Fry is suspicious of a robot that looks almost identical to Bender. "The lesser of two evils" is a common phrase: when faced with two options, both of which are bad, the lesser is the one that's not as bad as the other one. You hear it a lot in politics, when there are two candidates, both of which someone dislikes.

Insane in the Mainframe (S3 E12): Fry goes crazy, believing himself to be a robot. The title is a reference to "insane in the membrane", which is a memorable lyric from the 1993 hip-hop song "Insane in the Brain" by Cypress Hill.

Obsoletely Fabulous (S5 E14): when Bender is declared obsolete, he flees to a community of outcast obsolete robots. The title is a reference to the British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, which is about keeping up with fashion trends.

Cold Warriors (S8 E11): Fry unwittingly reintroduces the common cold to the future. The title is a pun reference to the Cold War (roughly 1947-1991) between the USA and the USSR. A lot of the episode takes place in flashbacks to the year 1988, during the Cold War.

Cosmologicon on 2017/02/12 21:36

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Wow, Thank you for introducing these themes in detail. As you said, 'Remember, you can use the theme however you want.' So, the game designer should also good at making stories. 
why to vote if we can choose one theme among the five ?

You do not choose directly. The vote represent your preferences for themes but one theme will be picked when the contest starts and all games must be linked to that theme.
it gives time for preparing gameplay ideas for each possibility...
fucking brainstorm if my worst theme falls...
The lesser of two weevils

the lesser of two weevils