Today in "things that have right got on my tits" - anyone else consider the system for gaining a place in the academy, as shown in the episode, to be completely batshit insane? You have 4 of ostensibly the finest minds there and 3 get cut? Presuming that there are similar tests carried out elsewhere then surely it is possible that the winner of a heat somewhere else would be below the standard of 2nd place here. Also, the numbers don't work for me - to train sufficient cadets to staff the ships of the fleet they must surely be allowing many, many more people than implied in to the academy. If this was sold as being a special entrance where you skipped a year or were selected for Red Squad or something that might stack up but I'm not having any of this bull as presented in the episode.