Trekathon 657: Oasis (ENT)

February 21st, 2013

Enterprise finds a haunted ship.

I was worried about yet another ghost story, and so I was quite relieved when it went in a different direction. But that different direction doesn’t supply enough plot to fill an episode, so there’s far too long a stretch to the main plot elements. And then the reveal happens about 10 minutes before the end of the episode, and we get a way too long ‘what was really happening’ explanation.

I suspect that if I watched a TOS episode, I’d find the pacing is quite similar. But that’s simply not appropriate with today’s television.

Callbacks: the reference to a ‘Holographic Doctor’. Made, incidentally, by the distractingly familiar Rene Auberjonois (Odo) in a poorly judged guest star role.

657 down, 80 to go.