Speed limits come to the Star Trek universe.
This feels like an episode that went very badly wrong somewhere in the writing process. There’s an awful lot of padding in the first half, and the story of the researchers happens so quickly that it doesn’t make much of an impact. Then we spend a little time moping, and then a quick action sequence where almost everything happens off screen.
And then to top it all off, there appears to be a massive overreaction with the speed limit of Warp 5 for all starships, as the problem only applies to a very small area. (Which, I must admit, is probably the most realistic bit of the episode)
By the way: try and train a cat? Geordi should be banned from cat ownership…
297 down, 440 to go.