Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 1 Episode 25


Aired Unknown May 09, 1988 on CBS

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  • Superb plot, should have been the season finale!

    Just when you thought the threat to the Federation couldnt get any worse.... yet I will always wonder what happened to the signal sent to the parasites homeworld.

    A very good start promotes a great deal of suspicion as Picard rendevous with the other top starfleet capts. You will immediately get a feeling that something immense is threatening the status quo of the ST universe.

    The plot moves gingerly along in a sequence of well thought scenes that do an excellent job of showing Picard enters the vipers nest holding nothing but his er nads....

    The intensity level spikes though when we learn that Adm Quinn is one of the infected. Brilliant scene as he takes Ryker and Worf apart! It only gets better from here as Picard is served a feast of worms, pointing to the fact that all those present have been turned!

    The bluff by Ryker is probably his best moment of the first series. Makes a change from all those wide-eyes smirks of feigned surprise! The final battle is what you can expect from the first series effect dept - poor. But the cornering of Cmd Remmick who is the host for the brain parasite is probably the best scene in the whole series. This would have made the perfect series finale!

    Do not miss it!