Man Of The People

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  • 2.5

    Like every Troi episode, it's a bad episode.

    By PET_, Jul 13, 2013

    I don't get how can every episode with Troi can be so bad. She always changes becoming nasty and rude.

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  • 5.0

    Sexy Troi Filler Episode

    By Celedorian, May 13, 2012

    This attempt at a "sexy Troi" filler episode was put together quite quickly when "Relics" was pushed back due to scheduling issues. It suffers as a result, with a mediocre concept (based on The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde) executed in a mediocre way. Sirtis does her best with what's she's given, but Chip Lucia is dull as the titular character and does nothing to breath life into the script. The end result is a ho hum episode that most Trekkers don't even remember.moreless

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  • 6.0

    Ambassador Vel Alkar joins the Enterprise to mediate between two warring tribes. Troi begins to act strangely and ages rapidly.

    By ayem8y, Jun 13, 2011

    This episode should have a warning attached, Deanna Troi Alert! She’s never looked better until she almost ages to death. Federation of Planets Ambassador Vel Alkar accompanied by his elderly mother join the Enterprise to mediate between two warring tribes. While onboard the Enterprise, Alkar’s mother dies and he turns to Deanna Troi for support and she engages in a ceremony with Alkar. Soon Troi begins to act uncharacteristically (uninhibited and sexy) as a result of her meetings with Alkar. She dresses in suggestive non uniform clothing and is cold when dealing with other crew members. Alkar’s negotiation abilities are hindered by “darker thoughts” and channels unwanted emotions or “psychic waste” into other people. Alkar’s mother was not his mother at all, but instead a young woman mentally joined to Alkar as a receptacle for his unwanted emotions and the accelerated aging a result of the negative emotional transference. Once a receptacle is dead Alkar switches his emotional dependence to another victim. Can the Enterprise crew connect Alkar and Troi's strange behavior before it’s too late? Not the most thrilling episode but a “Deanna” episode nonetheless!

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  • 6.8

    The “Enterprise” comes to the aid of the Dorian, a federation ship that has come under fire while transporting a lumerian ambassador. The lumerian ambassador is known as Ves Alkar.

    By Pink_Floyd_AL, Jun 13, 2011

    The “Enterprise” comes to the aid of the Dorian, a federation ship that has come under fire while transporting a lumerian ambassador. The lumerian ambassador is known as Ves Alkar. Strange things begin to happen to Troi when Ves Alkar is aboard the “Enterprise”. Troi is turning into a old grey mare. Riker even notices the change and becomes concerned. Troi is dying. Can Dr. Krusher save Troi? Tune in to find out if you can keep from fallening asleep during this one. I rate this one a 6.8moreless

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  • 7.0

    Not as bad as the TV.com rating suggests. An interesting concept executed somewhat drably.

    By pharoahsdance, Jun 13, 2011

    The writers had several cliches they liked to pile on Troi's character. They liked to throw her in a victim's role ("Violations", "The Loss") and also stick her in unlikely romantic situations ("The Masterpiece Society", "Haven", "Loud as a Whisper", "The Price"). This episode combines the two and generates a decent outcome.



    The concept is actually a clever one. I'm not sure if the drabness has to do with Troi's character, which was never the most interesting one on the show, or with the guy playing the ambassador, who exudes very little charisma. There's a certain hohum-ness that never allows the story to take off. But either way, this episode is much better than the TV.com rating suggests.moreless

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