Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 7 Episode 1

Descent (2)

Aired Unknown Sep 20, 1993 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • The conclusion to Series 6 finale with the Borg/Data storyline.

    This was disappointing finish to the previous episode. Most of the storylines in this episode were not fleshed out and as a result the story seemed vague and disjointed.

    First there was Picard, Trio and Geordi - captured by Lore and Data - and soon to be experimented on. A credible explanation for the experiments was lacking. Then there were Borgs with emotion - interesting idea but not explored at all. Lore's control of Data was another interesting idea that could have done with more writing. Then Hugh suddenly becomes involved - then decides not to help - and all of sudden does help Riker and Worf. Most of this storyline was left to the imagination. And then there was Beverly left in charge with novices - but performing brillantly. Again, this would have been more credible if she was surrounded by more experienced crew. If she can be such a great captain - why do we need Picard and the rest?