Trekathon 232: The Next Phase (TNG)

April 26th, 2010

G-g-g-g-g-ghost Bajoran!

Telling a good Star Trek story is about balancing the philosophical with the plot action. We want to see a good SF idea explored, but also want to have a bit of action to move things on.

Here, the action overwhelms the idea. It could have been an interesting clash between Ro’s idea of being in the afterlife, and Geordi’s idea that they weren’t dead. But instead that gets resolved too quickly, and we end up with a Romulan running around as well and some unconvincing technobabble about how they get found.

Fun, but could have been something great with a bit more effort.

232 down, 505 to go.