Somebody pointed out that the special felt too “girly”. I noticed that too, but I feel like that just makes Zipp’s frustration stand out more.
It looks like Zipp is the new deputy, which I’m absolutely thrilled about.
It isn’t like G4 was nine seasons of solid gold. In fact, G4 didn’t even hit its stride until halfway through Season One. I’d also say that A New Generation is better than both the 2017 movie and the pilot.
G5 already has better worldbuilding and continuity, and is in a much better position to capitalize on its potential. Follow-ups in G4 were such a crapshoot, so I’m genuinely impressed at how seamlessly the special fits in between the episodes.