Trekathon 227: The First Duty (TNG)

April 25th, 2010

Wesley’s back, and this time he’s in trouble.

It’s another fairly slow, courtroom centred episode. But there are some fantastic scenes, particularly the two big confrontation scenes of Wesley with Picard and then with Locarno.

For the first time Wesley is given a bit of real character development, and a bit of imperfection. It builds on a realistic base of his character from previous episodes, which makes it all the pity that he has only one more episode to develop it.

Great Star Trek moment: The first appearance of Tom Paris, later to star in Voyager. Even if he has a different name here for reasons that probably have more to do with writer’s payments than anything else.

227 down, 510 to go.