Amusing bit about this, which I noticed in the first episode, commented to some friends, but I don't think I did here. They have a "pilot" and "navigator", but, reminiscent to Star Trek, the exact roles of each seems vague and changes from episode to episode. The ginger seems to be the one who pilots the ship when they're in combat maneuvers, but then sometimes he's also ploting the course. Or not. The other guy seems mostly to be there to make jokes and drink soda (although they dropped that after the pilot, at least so far). Maybe he's doing "navigating" in the background, and the other guy just pushes the buttons? Dunno. But it does remind me of Checkov and Sulu, where you never quite knew which one was actually doing what job.
As I mentioned in the general thread, I honestly think MacFalane wanted to do a serious take on Trek style sci-fi, but the only way he could get a show was if he sold it as a comedy/farce, similar to stuff he'd done before. Because so far, 3 out of the 4 episodes have been fairly straight forward sci-fi, and would not be out of place just swapping in any random Star Trek crew into the same exact plots. Language is more loose, and the crew is less Federation Stiff (which is kinda fun actually), but other than that, it's the same sort of show.
I'm actually enjoying it. Not sure how the overall fan reaction is, but most of the people I know are enjoying it too.
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