Saturday, 27 September 2008

Star Trek: TNG 1.19 - Coming of Age

Review 103 - Episode 99 (Mar 14th 1988)

The One where Wesley fails (Yay!)

Wow. Watched this over a week ago, so struggling on the details. Good episode, 2 very separate strands.

Wesley sits the starfleet exam which is a torturous affair with various tests and surprises. It's way OTT and I think is toned down in later series or never referred to. It's interesting and Wesley comes across well, especially with his talk with Picard about failing.

The other plot is Picard being investigated and sets up the first real bit of continuity as this leads into the almost Season finale. There lots of nice moments of references to past episodes and Remmick is excellent, especially his one on one interviews.

The shuttlecraft scene is good and overall this is a very watchable episode that lays the foundation for future story's and more importantly, show's Trek can do story arcs.

Overall Star Trek Franchise Rating so far: 293/520

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