Trekathon 295: Attached (TNG)

February 25th, 2012

Picard and Crusher are captured and inadvertently joined telepathically.

The best parts of the episode were the Picard/Crusher scenes as they came to terms with their new mental link. Perhaps they got there a little too quickly, but the adaptation was fun to watch. The final scene between them was also nice to see, with some suggestion of consequences beyond the episode, but I suspect follow up won’t be good.

But the overall frame, with two paranoid alien races sharing a world fighting each other, was silly and unsubtle. It didn’t need to be painted in such stark strokes. And Riker should never ever be allowed to do diplomacy again.

295 down, 442 to go.