Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 4 Episode 3


Aired Unknown Oct 08, 1990 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

Write A Review
out of 10
236 votes
  • Don't you hate it when you're summoned to a planet and forced to meet your brother?

    Brent Spiner shines in a triple role that allows him to flex his acting muscles even more than usual. There are some obvious camera tricks that wouldn't be necessary with today's technology, but as the layers of the Data/Soong/Lore story unfold, it becomes easier to forget them. The B story, a shipboard medical issue that's there only to create a sense of urgency and dovetail with the A story, falls a bit flat and is reminiscent of the problems the show had in the early seasons when it came to writing for children.