This week, the Waverider, carrying blue paint, crashed into some space pirates, whose ship is carrying red paint, and both crews are marooned.*

Okay, okay… Sorry. The conflict has a very silly instigating incident (Rip can’t recognize an obvious trap) but it made for an occasionally fun Star Trek / early SF TV homage that mines the potential for this series when our heroes don’t have to focus on Vandal Savage. It gets bogged down by two dubious romance subplots, one of which involves a ridiculous and derivative Time Masters law.