Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 1 Episode 14

Angel One

Aired Unknown Jan 25, 1988 on CBS

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  • The Enterprise must deal with Angel 1, a planet ruled by women. Meanwhile, a virus spreads swiftly throughout the ship.

    This "reverse gender roles" story (with a B story about a virus) is reminiscent of the original series but is executed rather flatly. It's sort of a poor man's "Justice" but without some of the silliness of that prior episode to drag it down. The most memorable part of "Angel One" is, perhaps, a gorgeous matte painting of the surface of the planet (Angel 1) which would be reused many times on this show, as well as in Deep Space Nine and Voyager. And speaking of reuse, footage from this episode would be reappear in the second season finale, "Shades of Gray", an episode that should remind us that even though "Angel One" is one of those Star Trek installments featuring two stories where neither really works, things could be a lot worse.