I finally watched these two episodes over the weekend to get caught up. This show just keeps getting better and better.
I think the one thing that sets this apart, in a good way, from Star Trek, is that whenever there are moments of humor, it doesn't seem as monumental. It just seems natural, so it doesn't pull you out at all. It's in perfect balance.
I was blown away by the two-parter. Isaac obviously had developed feelings even though that wasn't thought possible. The ultimate battle was realistic in that it was desperate and costly.
The earlier episode, "A Happy Refrain," had Mark Jackson, who normally just voices Isaac, appear as his human version. Does he perform in motion capture?
The latest episode, "Blood of Patriots," starred Mackenzie Astin as the pivotal Lt Orrin Channing. He (along with his brother Sean) is a son of John Astin and Patty Duke.
The last two episodes have shown how talented and critical the often humorous Lt Malloy is.
Last night's episode presents the "holodeck romance" motif in a way we've never quite seen before. This show keeps getting better and better. It's not just a copy of Star Trek: the Next Generation; it builds upon it.
This was a new take on the holodeck romance. I wonder, however, how accurate the information one posts using a cell phone would be. Would a person's view of themselves be 100% accurate or shaded by good or bad self-impressions and secrets one wouldn't post?
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