Trekathon 325: Emergence (TNG)

March 26th, 2012

The Enterprise evolves into another life form.

It’s another strange symbolic episode, only this time with an even less enjoyable ending as rather than resolve the problems on their own logic it’s external technobabble that saves the day. It was nice to see the Holodeck back as it’s been a while.

But there was never any interesting character moment in the entire show. It was entirely a procedural, A then B then C plot. Other than a brief moment at the end there isn’t even any discussion of the implications of the Enterprise systems becoming self aware. Wouldn’t it have been a lot more interesting if those strange programs on the Holodeck knew the crew, and assigned them roles based on their perceptions of them.

325 down, 412 to go.