Trekathon 210: Ensign Ro (TNG)

A second go around at dealing with terrorism. It goes a lot better than *The High Ground*, mainly because we have a much clearer idea of the stakes that the terrorists are fighting for.

It’s not the quickest moving episode ever, and spends a lot of time establishing the new recurring character of Ensign Ro. This represents a strong move away from the Star Trek of Roddenberry, as we’re now dealing with Star Fleet with flawed characters. That’s a huge improvement, because it makes for much more interesting television.

Great Star Trek moment: The first appearance of the Bajorans, another important building block for Deep Space 9.

210 down, 527 to go.