I think this is my favorite episode so far. Though I felt kind of bad for, um, Bradward in this episode. Poor guy.This week’s episode seemed to have an Easter egg a second - so many references to chuckle through. I also love that the twist wasn’t that the girlfriend wasn’t an alien, but rather, that he was the one with the parasite. A clever twist on an overused Trek trope.
I noticed this, and my wife asked if the previous episode had one. For the life of me, I couldn't remember if any of the previous episodes had one or not. Thanks.(I noticed that this is the first episode without a cold open... wonder if that's how it will be from now on)
The homicidal 24th century version of Clippy was the most "Rick & Morty"-esque storyline this show has had yet.I'll admit, for as "meh" as I've been about this show, "Terminal Provocations" got me to laugh. I liked Badgey for some strange reason. Kind of a perfect mash up of the Microsoft Paperclip asking if you need help and the classic holodeck gone awry trope.
I haven't enjoyed this show nearly as much as you have, but I definitely think this week's episode was the best one yet.I really enjoyed this week’s episode. Between the flashback structure allowing more and more outrageously hilarious randomness, that delightful cameo and a bunch of fun potshots at previous Trek heroes, I might’ve laughed more during this one than any of the others. I can see how the show isn’t for everyone but I’m getting what I want from it.
I found the first two episodes work better on a rewatch. The show is so energetic and, frankly, breathless at times, that it took a bit of getting used to both in tone and delivery. By the time we got to episode three, "Temporal Edict" (the crystal culture episode--which I thought was awesome), I was finally vibrating on the show's frequency. I went back to the first two episodes and enjoyed them more. I agree (as I noted in post #6) that the jokes could have been punched up a bit, though. The visual gags, however, have been home runs since jump.I’d slightly disagree and say that I found the first three episodes or so to be very clunky - not full on clunkers perhaps, but more of the kind of things where I knew they were making a joke but the comedy didn’t actually make me laugh. I wish they could have taken the lessons learned from constructing those episodes without actually giving us those episodes. But assuming this runs long enough to get a few dozen episodes under its belt before riding into the sunset, that’ll be such a small portion of the whole that it won’t matter.