Trekathon 194: Devil’s Due (TNG)

April 5th, 2010

One of the worst episodes I have watched.

Here’s the premise: Picard has to challenge the devil in a contract dispute about taking ownership of a planet.

Which bit of that sounds good? Over-the-top antics to prove the devil’s bona fides? Or the lengthy scenes discussing nuances of contract interpretation on the planet? Or the fact that it turns out to just be a con artist?

Simply yuck. The writing and acting were fine, but there was simply no way of getting beyond the dreadfulness of the premise.

194 down, 543 to go.