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Me too. I rewatched all of S01 and S02 during the last week and I had been thinking to myself that one thing they hadn't taken from TNG is having a main character die. Then Isaac went and killed himself and I thought, well: there they go...

I am a little unclear why they did so many upgrades to the sets/costumes. Even Isaac looks slightly different, which makes no in-universe sense...

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Two Words: Increased Budget. That said, I enjoyed this episode. It was more of what I'd been looking for from this show. I'm sure some of the raunchiness will come back, but I hope not, or at least in very small doses.

This was an interesting episode and darker than I expected. I loved the idea of (as I did in Strange New Worlds and Babylon 5 before any of those) of diving into a gas giant planet to get rid of an enemy ship persuing our heroes. At this rate it's going to become a trope if it's not one already.

I was glad to see the disension among the crew regarding Issac and hope it continues throughout the season.
 

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I heard McFarlane confirm that McDonald had recorded all his lines for this season before he passed.


Lots of Starship Porn in this episode.
Also, was I the only one who thought that it was incredibly reckless for them to be holding the Pteradon's combat test in the middle of the Orbital Shipyard?

That said, I agree that this episode took a dark turn with Isaac committing suicide.

Not sure what role Burke is supposed to filing her though, even if Anne Winters is now a series regular.
No, you weren't the only one who thought the Pteradon testing should've occured in a less crowded enviroment. I was thinking teh same thing.
 

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This was Seth McFarland's version of Alien I guess, but with some really really stupid choices.

Starting with the exploration of the ship without being suited up. Not quaranteening after returning (esp. the Admiral). then not putting him in some form of isolation when he starts changing.

I like the fact this is becoming more of serious SF show as opposed to the mix of crude comedy/drama it was when it started. But damn is it dark.

I noticed in teh beginning of the ep when they're talking to the other admiral some horible green screen effects. guess the increased budget didn't cover that.

Why didn't Isacc do something when he encountered the alien rather than just stand there looking at it. He could've grabbed it and restrained it, taken it to the brig, anything but what he did.
 

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So this one was a cross between TNG's The Royale by way of a friendly Q type alien, but worked better than it had any right to.

I enjoyed it, but I wish they gave us more time wuth the alien.
 

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I guess you missed the fact that to drill, they needed a house with a basement. This almost certainly the only tract house in Southern California with a basement.
They didn't need a house with a basement, but the deposit of Dysonium was situated beneath the house which happened to have a basement, which as anyone who lives/lived in So. Cal knows don't exist. Of course having a basement makes it really convinent to contain the rubble when the house inevitabely collapses due an earthquake.
 

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For half this episode I was wondering how the aliens getting the Kaylon was fitting in to the rest of the episode. Then they tied it in. A very well done episode.

So Issac did something for Claire and she reciprocated. I guess that defines love. Too bad he couldn't hold on to the feelings. But I don't understans why they couldn't back up his memories and then restore them after the procedure. But then again I had the same question about C-3PO in Rise of Skywalker. And lo & behold R2 had an old back up and restored 3PO to most of his former self. A couple of lines of dialogue could've cleard that up.
 
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