This is probably one of my favourite episodes of the series so far, although truth be told, this is the first episode I have seen of season 3. If the rest of the season is as good as this episode, I will be happy.
I don’t like the new introductory commentary at the start of the episode, to me it sounds like it was written by a kid (though that’s just like frank sometimes).
The special effects seem to have improved this season, and it’s the first time that I can recall that they have shown the sphere completely disappear from NNL (Its been a long time since I watched seasons 1 and 2 though so maybe I have forgotten).
The episode is one of those ones where something goes wrong with a Backstep (this time due to solar activity), I wont elaborate because I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you.
I wouldn’t call the episode a tear jerker, but it comes close.
It’s a pity they haven’t brought the series out on DVD, or at least the popular episodes on Mini DVD (as they seem to be doing with Smallville and a few other shows these days).
And yes, I know I suck at writing reviews… If you have any review writing tips, I wouldn’t mind hearing them.