Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 6 Episode 4


Aired Unknown Oct 12, 1992 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (9)

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  • Scotty's back, and this time it's personal!

    While 1992 technology doesn't allow this episode to be as visually amazing as DS9's "Trials and Tribble-ations" (which would come in 1996), "Relics" does give Trekkers a small taste of the same sort of nostalgia, thanks to one great visual effects scene and Scotty himself. James Doohan brings his signature mix of humor and warmth to this Scotty/Geordi episode, and the intriguing concept of a Dyson's Sphere is mixed in. In an interesting juxtaposition, the "Scotty" story progresses in a somewhat predictable way while the "Dyson Sphere" is presented in a somewhat backwards (but interesting) way; viewers are introduced to the concept via one at the end of its life, rather than beginning. All in all, the episode does a nice job of blending fun with pathos.