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Poor writing. Poor acting. Decent concept. Another promising Sci-Fi show killed by Katee Sackhoff and the producer's attempts to make a show to appeal to Millennials/Gen Z. It's like Peyton Place, but set on the Nostromo. However, instead of great actors, and dramatic performances, we get wooden facial expressions, critical systems failures with no redundancies and lots of scenes where people are having illicit sex.
Ignoring the bad acting for a moment. Willing suspension of disbelief is often hard to maintain. The concept of a military operation (and it is explicitly a military operation per the AI after the commander murders her mutinous XO) going to make first contact with aliens is hard to reconcile with the complete lack of discipline exhibited by the crew's twenty-something members.
In addition to the aforementioned fraternization, nobody wears a uniform. On duty, they dress like they're getting ready to go out to the club. They refuse to follow orders and they sneak on and use mind-altering drugs. The computer AI hologram sets up a rave for them when they all accidentally get stoned.
This is supposedly the best and brightest humanity has? A bunch of spoiled, avocado toast munching brats? Unstable mentally ill people with borderline personality disorder? An obese guy who is addicted to drugs and who can't remember to follow protocols? A Nymphomaniac, built like a porn star, who gets knocked up by one of the two guys she's simultaneously having sex with?
Then, there's the fact that this show unashamedly hits every sci-fi cliche, every tired trope gets a rub and tug. Aliens bursting out of someone's body? Check. Unreliable AI/computer? Check. Worthless government official who ends up being a bad guy? Check. Trained scientists ignoring quarantine protocols with predictable results? Check. Blowing infected people out of airlocks? Check.
Don't get me wrong, Ill watch the second season. But only in hopes that Blu Hunt does some full frontal.