@therealturk: Yeah, the credit concept got me too. Another thing I noticed but didn't really go into with the blog, was how the Angarans and Kett seem to have Milky Way-like (or, really, Earthly) motivations like greed, lust for power, dominance, freedom, etc. This is a brand new galaxy where anything is possible and the game falls back to old tropes. There are also little nitpicky leaps in logic like, say, Jaal translating a concept that has a unique Angaran name but a very Earthly definition (of course, right now, I can't think of an example). Not only would Jaal need to have a pretty great command of English to translate that concept but also of Milky Way, or specifically Human, cultures. But, if I remember right, he had done this already fairly soon after meeting us.