Trekathon 203: Half a Life (TNG)

April 8th, 2010

OK, seriously. Can the Enterprise crew really not stop a middle-aged woman roaming the ship and causing havoc? Surely just a few locked doors would do the trick? Or a phaser?

My other problem with this episode: Lwaxana Troi is both a telepath and an ambassador. Surely there would be a teensy little bit of cultural sensitivity present there? Rather than ‘I think your culture is wrong and I’m going to berate you until you agree’.

Those problems (plus the fact that it’s a Lwaxana episode, of course) take an episode that might have made it to average and make it just plain bad.

Great Star Trek moment: the first appearance of actress Michelle Forbes, who would later be back as Ensign Ro Laren.

203 down, 534 to go.