Wasn't impressed either. Feels like another poorly thought out premise with sloppy writing. Not as bad as Time Trax but definitely in the ballpark of Timecop the series.
They never explained the rules they are working to but from the end it seems that they are creating alternate timelines and not just jumping on a single linear timeline. So they jump back along their existing timeline, but jump to the present along the timeline that has been altered by their presence.
If that's the case then why bother chasing after the bad guy? The very fact they were stood in the unchanged present discussing how to go after him obviously meant that his use of a time machine had no effect on their history. If it did then the present would have instantly changed the moment he vanished.
The writing was also trying far too hard to get some laughs from anachronisms. People constanly referring to the bad guy wearing pajamas I assume was supposed to be funny but made no sense. He was basically wearing typical boiler suit overalls common to that period, so I don't know why they kept presenting it as some kind of future fashion. The engineer in the Hindenburg at the very beginning was wearing them. Being confused and amazed by the pistol was a stretch too. The M1911 had been around for 25 years at that point and doesn't look that much different.
They also never bothered to show how they hide a giant time travel sphere in the past. "Don't change anything!" but if don't worry if someone finds your timeship sitting in a field.
Maybe Lem from Better Off Ted (looks like he's been working out!
) should have stayed with the ship. It would have been the safer option. Forget the spying stuff. Just tell your boss nothing happened and avoid getting beaten for no good reason every week.