Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 1 Episode 2

Encounter At Farpoint (2)

Aired Unknown Sep 28, 1987 on CBS

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  • On trial by the Q, the new Enterprise and her crew face a test on their first mission that will determine their ultimate fate.

    A very satisfying conclusion to the first adventure of the new Starship Enterpsise and its crew. The episode was well written and did a good job of keeping the viewers' interest. There is a major flaw in this episode however. When the alien creature attacks the Bandi homeworld, Groppler Zorn says to Picard that the creature is killing his people. Yet all we see is an empty city being destroyed. There is no trace of any dead or injured Bandi. Also, Picard orders Farpoint Station evacuated before feeding the captured alien creature the power it needs to return to it's mate. However the time from him giving the order to the time the energy beam was delivered was hardly enough time for the station to be evacuated. That aside, the episode did have a very good conclusion that I still enjoy to this day. It wasn't a perfect beginning but it was quite entertaining.