Monday, 9 February 2009

Star Trek: TNG 3.9 - The Vengeance factor

Review 140 - Episode 136 (20th Nov 1989)
The One with the girl who has a killer touch
It's interesting to note that this is the last episode to be shown in the 80's. From here on in, the Trek Snowball gets bigger and faster in the 90's, before finally slowing down again in the 00's and finally stopping dead.
And the last episode of the 80's isn't terrible, but it's very average and not especially memorable.
Two clans who have been fighting for years try to broker a peace agreement with Picard (who else?) mediating. But Yuta is actually a genetic weapon who does not age and is looking to kill the remaining Gatherer clan.

The gatherer's look extremely 80's with there large hair and biker jackets and are quite enjoyable to watch. Riker's relationship with Yuta is okay and his decison to fry her at the end is dramatic, but not quite as heartbreaking as the writers wanted.
There's no getting round the fact that there are a lot of middling episodes round this time, but the good ones are coming.
Overall Star Trek Franchise Rating so far: 405/695
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