The “Unusual New Worlds” characters additionally appear to take their impeding fame in stride. Boimler might blurt out “You are a warfare hero!” to Lieutenant Ortegas (Melissa Navia), however her solely response is to smirk in satisfaction. The Enterprise crew appears to simply accept their movie star as inevitable. It is solely Uhura (Celia Rose Gooding), an ensign, who appears a little bit overwhelmed by what the galaxy expects of her, and Commander Chin-Riley (Rebecca Romijn) who suspects her destiny could also be grisly. She is elated to study, nonetheless, that her likeness will likely be used as a Starfleet recruitment software sooner or later.
The title “These Previous Scientists” is a gag unto itself. See in case you can spot it. If you cannot, it is defined within the episode.
General, it is a whimsical puffball of an episode, extra “Decrease Decks” than “Unusual New Worlds.” It needs to be famous that “Decrease Decks” is, in fact, a comedy present, whereas “Unusual New Worlds” is gentle and brisk and looks like a comedy a lot of the time anyway, so there isn’t a horrible tonal conflict. The chatty, brisk tempo of “Decrease Decks” half-hour episodes is gone right here — “Worlds” runs 48 to 64 minutes — however Boimler and Mariner stay utterly in character, and that is the essential factor. Finally, everybody will return to their timeline, followers will get some jokes, and the established order can return. Nothing hefty, severe, or massively essential to canon.
The lightness is appreciated, and followers can deal with “These Previous Scientists” as an intermission earlier than the sequence can start once more.