I finally got around to it, too; and wow!
I wonder how accidental it was that the first story was about the back-handed colonization of "civilization" by an unlikely bunch of dreamers? After all, from where I sit, that's exactly what Escape Pod has become!
Seriously, though, it was a fun, sassy story, and made me take an extra turn around the block with my confused dog ("But, the house is THAT way!") so I could finish it. And except for "Vicki", all the elements were in place, already; Steve ( of course), "Story time", and "Have Fun" at the end.
Gee, I really hope it stays this much fun over the next 100 or so episodes.