Another Stone Trek episode, and this time its a 2001 parody. The episode gets off to a strong start with a monolith parody joke in the stinger before the credits.
I noticed in this episode the credits seemed to be sped up quite a bit. This is good for people like me who have seen the other episodes and know it, but for newcomers it may seem quite unusual.
This episode had the most drawn out Redshirt death, and it was easily the best of the bunch! From the moment he has to leave with Sprock and Kirkstone, his thoughts are all about how he is going to die, he knows hes going to die, hes not looking forward to dying. This feeling only intensifies as he hears the computer name is HAL and that it refuses to open the airlock.
This episode ends on a cliffhanger, with Kirkstone being shot out of an airlock as HAL is shutdown. HAL's monotone evil laughter was hilarious here too. It'll be interesting to see how the crew makes it out of this situation and how the Redshirt will die in the next episode (cos we know its coming!)