Trekathon 313: Masks (TNG)

March 14th, 2012

An alien probe starts to alter the ship, and Commander Data, to recreate its old culture.

This felt a lot like a throwback to the style of the original series. The premise is deeply silly, and despite the best attempts of the actors to make it work. While it’s good to have a non-technobabble solution to the problem of the episode, this felt like the ‘anthropology and myth’ version of technobabble.

A lot rests on Brent Spiner playing multiple characters, but they all seem so broad and overplayed that it just comes across as a silly voices exercise. I know that was kind of the point, but it still undermines the result.

313 down, 424 to go.