Trekathon 214: Unification I (TNG)

April 13th, 2010

This episode starts off with a huge bang (Spock! Defecting to the Romulans!)

And then there’s a whole bunch of padding – Sarek, getting a Klingon ship, the supply depot, Picard trying to sleep. It’s well written padding, but it just feels like an attempt to stretch out the plot to make this a two-part episode. All in all it’s about 35 minutes of padding before we actually get to Romulus.

Then there’s a very good five minutes on Romulus, but it’s just not enough. Fantastic setup, but so much padding means I have to mark this one down a little.

Sad Star Trek moment: this is the first episode aired after the death of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry.

214 down, 523 to go.