“Have you ever felt ‘I’ve wasted my life?” “You? Sure! Every single day!” – Lister and the Cat, summing up a midlfie crisis.
Airdate: 20 October, 2016
Written By: Doug Naylor
Plot: Kryten’s hit a rough patch in his duties aboard ship. The trio diagnose him with a midlife crisis – something that becomes readily apparent once Krytie dons a bright red shell (pictured above). To try and remind him of how far he’s come, the Boys from the Dwarf go to the Nova III, to analyze a similar mechanoid and see how he’s held up all alone… only to come across a mechanoid that has become a connoisseur of and participant in all the finest arts.
This episode should not work.
I mean, let’s face it – it’s plot is pretty much the child of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and “Barely Beyond A Joke”. I disliked The Final Frontier, and “Beyond A Joke” is my second least favorite episode of the show (third if you count “Krytie TV” as an episode and not as an instrument of torture banned by the Geneva Convention). Point is – is the third time the charm for these plot threads on this blog?
Well, if you count the second half of Gravity Falls season 2, then for the most part, yes.
But what about the fourth time? Does it work then?