effect" exaggerations. At first it feels like he's struggling with the role, but on the other hand, the "uneasiness" of his depiction falls in line with his character. This isn't just an actor. He's a sci-fi nut who is reveling in a "dream come true" for being involved with such a high tech sci-fi series. So, some of that comes through but it works.
I like how obviously out of his depth he is during the dinner with the brass at the base.