Trekathon 301: Parallels (TNG)

March 2nd, 2012

‘Captain, we’re receiving 285,000 hails’.

It feels like a long time since the last ‘great’ episode (it was Duet, 24 goes ago). But I found this episode nearly flawless. There’s a great slow, steady development of something being ‘not quite right’, and then mercifully little time on the technobabble before we move in to the resolution.

There are a ton of little grace notes throughout, but my favourite was the completely uncommented upon return of Wesley Crusher. It was a nice touch, and one they handled well.

301 down, 436 to go.