Well, I'm hoping enough of you have seen pinhead by now. But this episode
has the same plot as the pilot to The Original Series. Which is cool because this is exactly like what I wanted this series to be. Rewrites of Star Trek episodes, but with humor.
But I have to admit that the humor has been lacking a bit.
I like this show. With the new Star Trek moving to a closed service that I am not going to pay for, The Orville is a close enough facsimile with the added bonus af having some jokes thrown in to boot. Tonight's episode was more drama than comedy which is alright by me. Whether or not it is as good as a classic Stat Trek episode is up for debate (I don't think it was), but I'm willing to keep watching in the hopes that it gets better and fills that sci fi void.
I see it as their attempt to sort of go with something vaguely resembling an Alcubierre drive, although if each engine can operate independently with the other two disabled, I guess that doesn't make much sense.