Go back in time to explore the early origins of Rick and Morty in a new video from Adult Swim, the first part of a series looking back on how collaborators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon came to create the cult favorite animated show. After a long delay, season 3 of Rick and Morty kicked off in April, and in July more new episodes were finally delivered, much to the joy of the series’ dedicated (but somewhat impatient) fans.

In Rick and Morty, an aging alcoholic mad scientist armed with a portal-gun drags his bewildered teenage grandson and angst-ridden granddaughter on a series of adventures across, though, and sometimes around the space-time continuum, meeting a vast array of truly bizarre characters along the way. The time-and-space hopping concept affords plenty of opportunity for Roiland, Harmon, and their team of creatives to explore all manner of science fiction tropes, while also delving ...

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