We ended up watching the last Comedy Central Era episode and was totally great. It was made even better by the fact that the host segments contained no less than FOUR Star Trek references.
#1- While Crow freaks out in his best Scotty-esque Scottish brogue, Mike Nelson goes all Picard (tugs on his uniform and everything) and says, "Engage."
#2- A NOMAD-like probe (called MONAD) invades the Satellite of Love and Mike and the bots kind of, sort of logic him out the backdoor.
#3-Mike quotes Abraham Lincoln from The Savage Curtain when he says, "Help me, Spock. Spock!"
#4- When they encounter a black hole, Mike loses his damn mind and turns into Janeway, spouting a load of (almost) Trek-worthy technobabble until the day is saved:
|A pretty stellar Janeway, actually.|
We watched this one a couple years ago but, after eleven months of intensive Trek viewing, the host segments made an even bigger impression on me. It was just what I needed. Tomorrow I'll get back to for-real blogging.