I love this series. It provides a great Star Trek experience with a more light hearted touch. The best way to describe it is a blend of Star Trek the Next Generation and the British sci-fi comedy series Red Dwarf.
This episode deals with Doctor Claire Finn ( played by Penny Johnson who once starred on Star Trek Deep Space Nine) and her sons taking time off to go to ‘Play Planet.’ She is joined by Isaac (the Android) and are soon sucked into an anomaly that deposits them thousands of lightyears away. They crash land on a planet and must survive long enough to be (hopefully) rescued by the Orville. The twist is that Claire is captured by an indigenous creature while Isaac must protect her children as they make their way to find Claire.
It’s a classic survival episode that every sci-fi series has at some point and this one does not disappoint. The interactions between Isaac and The children is great. This installment really allows for some character development and they do not waste the opportunity.
As always the cast is phenomenal and the series just keeps improving.
On another note, I am also pleased to hear that Fox has officially renewed the series for a second season! Only 8 episodes in and we already know that there will be much more to come. This pleases me.
As always, thanks for reading!
Late To The Game 11/4/17