Rick and Morty "Wormageddon" Offers Global, Living Episode Experience

Ever since the first teaser for the return of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's Rick and Morty clued us into something that they're calling "Wormageddon," our brains have been running in overdrive (and running overtime) trying to connect the dots to what it all means. We're leaning towards "Wormageddon" being the subtitle for the season's overarching storyline. From the two previously-released teasers, we know that a secret that was hidden within the Citadel got loose when it was destroyed, with the egg making its way to earth to find warm comfort in a volcano. At least until those worm-like creatures inside break free and it's coming after Rick, Morty, Jerry, Beth, Summer, and Space Beth. Meanwhile, while all of this speculation is going on? Over at RickAndMorty.com, a countdown clock to "Armageddon" has been ticking away to… something. Well, that countdown ended today & we learned what that "something" was…

Rick and Morty Season 6 "Wormageddon"
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Rick and Morty Season 6 "Wormageddon"
Image: Screencap
Rick and Morty "Wormageddon" Offers Global, Living Episode Experience
Image: Screencap
Rick and Morty "Wormageddon" Offers Global, Living Episode Experience
Image: Screencap

So "Rick and Morty: Wormageddon" is being billed as a global, "living" episode of the Emmy-winning animated series, where fans get to join in on the global location fight to help Rick, Morty, and more defeat the space worms before they destroy the earth. All of the rules and details to join are over at the site (here) as well in the screencaps above. Here's the latest teaser spelling out just how dangerous the threat level is. How much of this will play into the sixth season? Stay tuned…

With an episode title run that includes "Bethic Twinstinct," "Ricktional Mortpoon's," "Rickmas Mortcation," "Full Meta Jackrick," "Final Destination," "Rick: A Mort Well Lived," 'Night Family," "A Rick in King Mortur's Mort," "Solaricks," "Analyze Piss," and "Juricksic Mort," Here's a look back at the teaser that was released earlier this week, "Wormageddon: Journey to Earth":

And here's the teaser that lit the match on our dumpster fire of speculation:

Hitting our screens on September 4th, here's a look at the official trailer for the sixth season of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty:

Pick up where we left them, worse for wear and down on their luck. Will they manage to bounce back for more adventures? Or will they get swept up in an ocean of piss! Who knows?! Piss! Family! Intrigue! A bunch of dinosaurs! More piss! Another can't miss season of your favourite show.

Rick and Morty: Tales from Alternate Dimensions

Directed by Masaru Matsumoto (Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars) and stemming from Sola Entertainment, the Halloween-inspired The Great Yokai Battle of Akihabara sees Rick looking to build the ultimate AI toaster until a trip to Akihabara for spare parts takes a twisted turn for our dimension-hopping duo. Think screws. Now here's a look at The Great Yokai Battle of Akihabara, followed by looks at four previously-released shorts:

Directed by Takashi Sano (Tower of God), produced by Sola Entertainment, and animated at Telecom Animation Film, the anime short Rick and Morty vs. Genocider finds Morty going on an adventure to Tokyo, Japan, to try and help stop "The Genocider." And yes, it's beautiful, emotional, and some really weird stuff happens:

Sano returned with the new short (produced by Sola Entertainment and animated by Telecom Animation Film), Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil)– following up on his previous short, Rick & Morty vs. Genocider. Here's a look at the newest short, with a focus on Summer and Jerry that goes in ways we didn't expect:

Written and directed by Kaichi Sato and produced by Studio DEEN, "Samurai & Shogun" finds Rick WTM72 (Yohei Tadano) and Shogun Morty (Keisuke Chiba) in a Lone Wolf and Cub-themed dimension. A nasty group of Ninja Ricks isn't willing to let go of Shogun Morty without a fight – an option that Rick WTM72 is more than willing to oblige. From there, we have a look at the follow-up short that was released last month, continuing the story, Samurai and Shogun Part 2:

In the creative spirit of Samurai & Shogun by Kaichi Sato and Rick & Morty vs. Genocider from Takeshi Sano, here's a look at Rick and Morty in the Eternal Nightmare Machine– where even the "Rick-mobile" can prove deadly, and you'll wonder like we do why Scary Terry isn't a downloadable character for a fighting game like Mortal Kombat:

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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