"Love's Labours Lost in Space" is the fourth episode in Season 1 of Futurama. It originally aired in North America on April 11, 1999. The episode was written by Brian Kelley and directed by Brian Sheesley. This episode introduces the recurring character Zapp Brannigan when he attempts to prevent the Planet Express crew from completing their mission. It also introduces the character Nibbler whom Leela adopts as a pet.