Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 1 Episode 7

Lonely Among Us

Aired Unknown Nov 02, 1987 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (14)

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  • A weak, hackneyed script that regurgitates that ol' sci-fi favourite, alien possession...

    Written by TOS veteran DC Fontana (who really ought to know better, I might add), this is a weak entry into the show's already weak first season. It's by no means the poorest of these early episodes, but it still rates as more than mediocre in my book.

    The sub-plot, which recycles Fontana's own 'Journey to Babel' is moderately amusing, but the main storyline, in which an energy being systematically takes possession of various crew members is extremely slow and plodding. It becomes a little more interesting once it settles in Picard and forces his senior officers to mutiny, but it's all let down by a woeful anti-climax that ultimately amounts to...well, nothing.