Seth MacFarlane has clearly had a "master plan" for this series in place since he conceived it. And it's working brilliantly.
|Posted: 22 February 2019 at 9:45am | IP Logged | 12
Yep. Story and characters come first, and that’s why this show works. It’s not nearly so episodic as it initially seemed, and seeds planted throughout have paid dividends as we’ve gone along.
Question is, will this cliffhanger go full-“Best of Both Worlds” and restore the status quo at the end of Part 2, or will it go the route of “The Judas Contract” from NEW TEEN TITANS?
I also love how this show manages to homage and reference prior sci-fi while also managing to be its own thing. We all thought that Issac was Data. Instead, he’s actually a friggin’ Terminator, from a world where Skynet won. With dashes of the Borg (spheres instead of cubes), Cylons, and various others tossed in.
This is a game-changer, and I can’t believe that the show won’t be renewed for a third season, after this brilliant gut-punch of an episode.
Also, I heard it pointed out elsewhere, and I can’t believe I didn’t make the connection. Penny Johnson-Gerald of course appeared as Ben Sisko’s love interest on DS9. Ben Sisko was a single father, and Claire Finn is a single mother. Sisko was the Emissary of the Bajorans, and Issac is referred to as the Kaylons’ emissary. So, Finn’s character is sort of a riff on Sisko’s single-dad role in DS9, and Johnson-Gerald’s character is again dating an emissary on a sci-fi show. Cute.