Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 2 Episode 2

Where Silence Has Lease

Aired Unknown Nov 28, 1988 on CBS

Episode Fan Reviews (11)

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  • Laughable effects!

    If only the alien face wasnt a cast-off from ST:TOS! I couldnt stop laughing at such poor effects for the face in the space!

    If you can get past that however, this is one of the few episodes where the alien threat to the crew is culpable! One of the "red shirts" is killed outright for no reason other than on the alien's whim.

    Overall the plot elements are pretty average and the ending anti-climatic. The method to achieve their escape however is clever if a little predictable now. This one is worth watching only for the intrigue and Picard's [and the crew's] match up against the alien in a battle of wits, rather than power.

    It goes to show that if you can find out what your opposition wants, you can defeat them without resorted to force.