Trekathon 293: Dark Page (TNG)

February 23rd, 2012

Q: How do you make a tolerable Lwaxana Troi episode?

A: Make it not a comedy. Oh, and make her unconscious for at least half the episode.

I don’t want to go over board here – the episode isn’t great by any means. The conceit of ‘what happens when a telepath suppresses a trauma’ is way underdone and buried in technobabble. And the trauma itself was a bit underwhelming – bad, but not really crippling.

The only real thing of note is an appearance by a very young Kirsten Dunst as the alien girl.

293 down, 444 to go.