Review 102 - Episode 98 (Feb 22nd 1988)
The One with the microbrain
Good trekkian values episode this. Terraformers are attempting to change a planet, but there may be an unknown lifeform there already.
The mystery of the faulty laser is well done, but Kurt Mandl must be the hammiest actor I have seen on TV. He's so OTT and stage actorly that his scenes become pure unintentional comedy. Which is a shame as he's the one hiding the secret of the lifeforms who start to attack the ship.
I don't really have a lot to say about this episode, but it preaches the message of tolerating others and respecting all life and does it in an enjoyable enough way.
Overall Star Trek Franchise Rating so far: 289/515
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