17 April 2016 | RyanWinter100
Star Trek and Henry Danger Meet Brilliantly!
I'm giving this episode of Henry Danger a 10. I rarely give out the highest score to any show, but this episode has earned it. Oh, it's not because of the comedy, it's because of the total effort in making it.
For many viewers, especially young viewers, they won't realize that this episode is based upon a Star Trek TV episode originally aired on TV October 6, 1967 titled: Mirror, Mirror. Mr. Schneider and his team have brilliantly translated that classic episode to what will be a classic Henry Danger episode.
From Henry's cut sleeve shirt to Jasper's treachery, the mysterious storm, Piper's almost extinction, to locking the "bad" Henry and Charlotte in a force field cell, are all clever translations of the original Trek story. And there are dozens of other salutes they've masterfully executed in the show.
All Trekkers and Trekkies would be proud of this episode. But let's give some credit to the cast. It's my guess that the young ones had to be shown the original Trek to get an idea of what they were imitating. Nevertheless, they executed their "parallel universe" roles expertly. Jace Norman is a superbly talented young man. He reminds me of Leonardo DiCaprio's early TV efforts on Growing Pains. You could tell, even as a teenager, Leonardo had dynamics. Jace has a thousand faces, excellent timing and diction. His co-star, Riele Downs, is charming and is the perfect partner for Jace's Henry Hart. Those two are funny all the time, but in this episode they are just dazzling. The adult cast got into their parts extremely well too.
I also give credit to the production team. For them to "reverse" all the sets, improvise costumes, use just the right editing and special effects and graphics displayed great creativity. Later this year Star Trek will celebrate its 50th Anniversary. This Henry Danger episode is certainly one of the best gifts to all the trek faithful, and a really good episode for all the young Henry Danger fans.
Yes, it certainly deserves a ten!