Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 6 Episode 12

Ship In A Bottle

Aired Unknown Jan 25, 1993 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • Witty Episode

    Eschewing action for intelligence, this Picard/Data episode further explores themes begun in first season's "The Big Goodbye" and serves as a precursor to the issues with the Doctor on Voyager and Vic Fontaine on Deep Space Nine. Actor Daniel Davis reprises Professor Moriarty (first seen in second season's "Elementary, Dear Data"), once again bringing his warmth and charm to the part. Like some other TNG episodes, the writers have fun with "reality" and "fiction", intertwining the two, but in a more friendly and less demented way than something like "Frame of Mind" from later in the season. The witty conclusion is quite satisfying and, in fact, so good, it's reused in a Star Trek feature film.