Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 7 Episode 19


Aired Unknown Mar 21, 1994 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (5)

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  • An interesting but not particularly successful experiment.

    TNG dipped its toes into sci fi horror a few times. In this case, we're not talking about any sort of intense psychological tension, but rather cheap scares.

    Of course, cheap doesn't necessarily mean bad. There are some genuinely freaky moments here - mostly surrounding Worf - biting Troi's face, spitting on Crusher (yikes!), and the chase of Picard down a Jeffreys tube. We also get Barclay as a spider and Riker as an apeman.

    The rest - well, ho hum. It's another "virus infects the crew and make them act crazy" episode, which we'd abandoned since the 2nd season but are now subjected to again.

    A harmless throwaway.