Like, I'm seriously left with the impression that this was supposed to be another comedic episode in the same vein as "The Trouble with Tribbles", "More Tribbles, More Troubles", and "Trials and Tribble-ations." However, I think the comedy is way wayWAY darker than intended. Disturbingly so.
And that's just the episode proper. There's an after-credits scene.
That's a breakfast commercial.
What were the writers smoking when they concocted this?!
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I loved it, you stick-in-the-mud.
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Hard to know what to make of this one. The characters had no arc: Edward stayed an asshole; Lucero was out of her depth.
And this has to be a good case for "more junior officers command smaller ships, but as ship commanders are allowed to assume the rank and trappings of Captain." Because no way could she have made actual captain from merely being a science officer beforehand. She would probably be at best a Lt. Commander, but has sufficient rank and command ability to lead a science vessel with only a few dozen crew - but dress as a command-division actual Captain to reinforce her authority to a bunch of scientists not really used to working in such a hierarchy. Sadly, it didn't work with Edward.