I love the little touches of this episode. We see a little of what normal life is like in the Star Trek Universe. We see the theater, we see a cocktail party (complete with a swingin’ lounge version of the Trek theme in the background) and we get our first glimpse of an Enterprise Observation Deck. There are also hints as to the history of Earth’s colonial expansion and its controversies. And I love that we see Lt. Reilly again. Too bad this will be his final appearance. On the other hand, the actress who plays the hot young thespian is just atrocious, and her big finish on stage is a disaster. Also of note: bad guy named “Kodos?” Where will we see that again? And Kirk’s murdered friend is named Thomas Leighton — you might remember him as a candidate for mayor on the Marijuana Reform Ticket!