Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 3 Episode 3

The Survivors

Aired Unknown Oct 09, 1989 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (6)

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  • "Listen to the music playing in your head"


    This is a nice, original mystery episode that features two good guest stars (the late John Anderson and Anne Haney as the elderly couple) and has a "Twilight Zone" feel to it – complete with a powerful payoff. Visually, the episode is aided by having its outdoor scenes actually shot outdoors (on location in Malibu, California), and we get to see a new alien ship. Scriptwise, the episode moves along nicely, peeling off layers of the onion to get to the bottom of the story. And while "Survivors" lacks the zing the show would subsequently pick up later on, it remains an interesting little episode.