Trekathon 166: The Hunted (TNG)

This episode would have been better had it been a little subtler. As it was, they might have just used a great big neon sign saying ‘bad guy’ around the prime minister. There was never any suggestion that the point of view of the government might be valid, and as a result the episode was overly black and white.

Still, as Vietnam Veteran analogies go the episode was worthwhile – a good performance from the guest super-soldier, and at least a bit of digging into what it means to be a soldier in war time. Of course, that’s undermined by using Troi for most of it.

Great Star Trek moment: The first time the Jeffries Tubes are called such on screen.

166 down, 571 to go.