Mess Hall. Hoshi grabs a tray and asks if she can join the Uh-Oh, Better Get MAACOs. They politely jump to their feet (all men, they are) as she sits down. "I'm Hoshi Sato," she says. One of the Uh-Ohs informs her that, like the good little Initiatives they are, they've memorized all the personnel aboard the ship. As he sits down again, he introduces himself as Major Hayes and the rest of the Uh-Ohs as Sergeant Kemper and Corporals Romero and Chang (Daniel Dae Lewis, of course). Hoshi defines the Uh-Ohs as "Military Assault Command." I think the costume department took the MAACO connection a little too seriously; the Uh-Ohs look like they've had a run-in with some argumentative paint cans. Those are some fugly quilted uniforms. Man, I've praised the costume department before, but they really missed the mark here! They are navy blue with all sorts of Jackson Pollock-y white streaks and splotches everywhere. Wait, I get it -- it's camouflage! In case they need to do some reconnaissance outside the ship, they'll blend right in with the sky and stars. Or something. Hoshi supposes they've all gotten their "space legs," but a well-scrubbed, apple-pie-faced Sgt. Kemper says that some of them are still visiting Phlox every morning. "The wonders of modern medicine," Cpl. Romero adds. Hoshi gimlet-eyes Kemper and asks, "What do you think of our doctor, Sergeant? I imagine you don't run into many Denobulans in...Duluth, Minnesota." First of all, Minnesota shout-out to me. Secondly, Linda Park totally delivers the last half of the line as though she were accusing him of something. In my opinion, it was unnecessarily snotty when what I think she might have been going for was craftiness.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B | 284 USERS: C+
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