Trekathon 289: Gambit, Part II (TNG)

Riker and Picard play pirates as they try to stop a renegade Vulcan.

Once the Macguffin gets upgraded from ‘pot shards’ to ‘world destroying weapon’ things pick up a lot. With something to care about in the plot, it begins to make sense that Riker and Picard stay on the ship rather than making a plan to escape, and the renegade vulcan is played well.

The best bit is Data’s turn at command of the Enterprise, which he manages surprisingly well, even with a bit of insubordination from Worf. He has his own approach, which feels right for his character.

Better than part one, but not exactly a classic for the ages.

289 down, 448 to go.