well that was a deep cut

a deep cut with a little massaging

Man, nothing says “this bit of entertainment was written by a guy who grew up in the 80s” than sci-fi technology being compared to how VHS tapes work.  This is still a good twist resolution, I think, and I still like it.

Lots of people talked about the glowy eyes at the time.  His eyes are… probably not ACTUALLY glowing, but it helps sell in quick visual language that 1) yikes, and 2) he’s not quite all right.