Trekathon 131: The Neutral Zone (TNG)

February 28th, 2010

From the title I was expecting a nice tense Romulan-centric episode, something like Balance of Terror back in the original series.

Instead we get borderline-slapstick fun with the unfrozen humans, clearly meant to underline just how incredibly advanced and awesome the Federation is. I wouldn’t have been a fan of this kind of thing even if the episode title hadn’t raised the expectations in my mind.

Still, the one bright point is that the Romulans are back, and Star Trek is part of the way to having a decent recurring villain.

The moment when I saw the guitar I was pretty worried – I thought they might start singing. Fortunately saved from that one this time around.

131 down, 606 to go. 6,000 minutes watched.