Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 5 Episode 6

The Game

Aired Unknown Oct 28, 1991 on CBS

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  • Time to Play the Game

    This Wesley episode, inspired by "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," pairs Wil Wheaton with Ashley Judd and has a lot of fun building up the paranoia as the story speeds towards its conclusion. The idea of Wesley visiting the ship, only to find everyone "out to get him" is even more effective than having a new character in the same position (such as Danar in third season's "The Hunted") and practically let's the episode almost write itself. (Although it helps that Wheaton and the writers have a firm idea of how to handle the Wesley character at this point.) I would be remiss if I didn't point out that the "graphics" of the game were hopelessly outdated by 1995 and today would cause a child to literally roll around on the floor laughing out loud.