Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Star Trek: TNG 3.6 - Booby Trap

Review 137 - Episode 133 (30th Oct 1989)

The One where Geordi falls in love

I really liked this episode, with it's different threads merging into one.

The crew discover an old ship and Picard, Data and Worf go aboard. Picards enthusiasm for exploring the derelict comes across well and makes the scenes highly enjoyable.

They then find themselves trapped in the same booby (*snicker*)(sorry) that befell the other ship and only one man can get them out...

Geordi! But he's on the worst date ever! Finally, we get to acknowledge that he's not a eunuch and he has sexual interests. However, he's terrible at dating and it's only when he's in the holodeck and starts interacting with the female designer of the enterprise, Leah, that he starts to be himself. The Holodeck scenes are very interesting and it's fascinating seeing the Enterprise in dry dock being built.

They work a way out and Picard deftly pilots the ship out the asteroid field. This is a very good episode and thankfully gives Geordi some valuable screen time.

Overall Star Trek Franchise Rating so far: 397/680

Alternate Review: Tim Lynch -

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