At the ARB, Dandy is turning in a red box alien that can’t be opened because it’ll make them forget what is inside once opened. They don’t even know how they managed to catch it. Scarlet’s opening the box causes them to forget and the rest of the episode to turn into a charcoal drawing mixed with Sin City. The box contains a book. Meanwhile, the Gogol Empire Seventh Fleet is planning an all-out assault on the planet Lagado, a planet of one big library. The reason for this is mainly because they’ve been constantly pestering Perry to return an overdue book. Instead of simply returning the book and paying the fine (like you should do), he thought it’d be easier to just invade the planet.
That same book ended up into Dandy’s hands. Unfortunately, QT cannot understand it because she needs an update, but she doesn’t have the update update for that update. A ticket inside the book leads them to Lagado, where the Seventh Fleet awaits them. Amidst the scuffle, the Aloha Oe is transported down to Lagado.
It turns out the book is actually an alien known as the Great Librarian Alethia, that records the mysteries of the universe and can manipulate anything’s memories. The ticket with Alethia is the Deputy Librarian Idea. Meanwhile, Gel was hard at work figuring out equations from the book and discovers things man was not meant to know.
After the information Gel discovered gets sent to Alethia, she gives Dandy a red box as thanks for the six months they spent together. However they must not open it. Inside the box was a restricted videotape that manipulates the viewer’s memory. It brings together restricted cassette tapes, restricted laserdiscs, and restricted floppy disks and triggers a galaxy-wide war that has no record of its existence…
So apparently, the last part was supposed to be similar to how all the video formats from the 80’s and 90’s and stuff got phased out by DVDs and Blu-Rays and digital download and such. Because be hones: I bet you’ve mostly forgotten all about VHS and Betamax and those old formats. Aside from that, it was a good episode.