Trekathon 271: Suspicions (TNG)

June 19th, 2010

I have some helpful advice for any writers considering using narration of any type for TV or movies: don’t. It has never, ever worked. It certainly doesn’t work here. I have similar remarks for people who want to use framing scenes and tell their story almost entirely in flashback.

There isn’t a lot to like here, even discounting for the inept framing. The other scientists have no existence other than broad caricatures. The pace of the plot is positively soporific. And then we have some very long technobabble sequences towards the resolution of the plot. Blurk. Worst in ages.

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