Watching this first episode was not a complete waste of my time. How’s that for damning with faint praise?
It’s certainly not breaking any new ground, and none of the characters or writing stood out in any way. (Other than the presence of Adrianne Palicki, whom I’d watch in almost anything. When is the decontamination gel scene?) The humor was what I’d expect from MacFarlane after watching Family Guy and such. The only real surprise to me was that there wasn’t more in the way of fart jokes.
If it wasn’t a Star Trek clone, I’d probably not bother watching more. But I love me some cheesy space drama, so why not? I’ll put it on the DVR’s record list, available if nothing else looks more interesting.