Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 3 Episode 8

The Price

Aired Unknown Nov 13, 1989 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • The idea is a 10 but the execution is a 5.

    I think this is a classic case of something looking good on paper but not working as well as planned. The main flaw is the non-chemistry between Devinoni and Deanna. After the way he came onto her like a creepy slimeball, I was expecting her to call security, not meet him for a date. This would have worked a lot better had he had enough charm and charisma to make the love story believable. Unlike the Mirina Sirtis haters out there, I really like her. I don't think she's a bad actress. Betazoids are empathic, so her role calls on her to overact a bit. I entirely blame Matt McCoy for the failed chemistry. He was so good on Seinfeld... how could he be so bad on Star Trek? Still, poorly executed love story aside, this episode gets a big E for effort. It introduces us to wormholes, for one, and the twist at the end is great. I also like a lot of the dialogue, in particular watching Devinoni get owned when he tries to get under Riker's skin.