Trekathon 236: Realm of Fear (TNG)

The basis of this episode feels very real – Transporter phobia would undoubtedly be a very real thing in the world of Star Trek.

The episode starts out a bit poorly – it seems to be setting things up to be an hour long counselling session for everyone’s favourite whipping boy, Reg Barclay. The actual plot plays out a lot more cleverly than that, thankfully, playing Reg’s phobia off against the strange things going on with the transporter.

The main weakness turns out to be a bit too much technobabble, and some overly long scenes of adjusting technical equipment.

236 down, 501 to go.