Trekathon 315: Eye of the Beholder (TNG)

March 16th, 2012

Someone commits suicide, Worf and Troi try to find out why.

The first 15 minutes of this episode come across as very ‘after school special’, with a lot of hand wringing about suicide. It’s nice to see a show like Star Trek try to deal with this kind of issue, but then it kind of undermined it all with the rest of the episode, and the telepathic control plot.

It was also good to see Worf and Troi continue the budding romance – it’s a bit forced, but I think it does work. And it’s played quite well here.

But the rest of the show is opaque and confusing, with a long hallucination sequence that is just hard to follow.

315 down, 422 to go.