I do not see it as nitpicking when the pattern is consistent and blatantly obvious. Also warp drive was proposed as something that may be plausible far into the future not present day. Back to the future was a comedy - no need to prove anything to me when humor is involved. This show becomes humorous even though it is trying to be serious in almost the same same way my daughter and I laughed through the first season of The River. It is hard not to laugh at the characters attempting to be bad a$$es in this one.