Now this was an improvement. It wasn't perfect and it is a little confusing at the end. I assume that the mission was real and the aliens were monitoring them. That's how I'd like to look at it. I thought the opening scene was great and it had two TZ staples. The threat (or in this case the reality) of nuclear war and a mission to outer space. Good performances and production values all around. I'm curious as to why they didn't have some form of recreation on the ship considering this was going to be a long mission. It felt like there wasn't so much as a book on the ship. I'll be honest, while this show continues to struggle with the length of the episodes and some scenes could have been tightened, this episode didn't feel like 53 minutes to me. It felt like it ended early when I saw it. The Great Filter was a cool thing to bring into this and did they also make a reference to the Fermi Paradox? I've read about the latter recently and it's a fascinating theory. We'll see how next week's episode goes...it does have Rhea Seehorn in it from Better Call Saul and that is definitely a good thing.