Star Trek: The Next Generation 1.6 (Lonely Among Us)
The Enterprise is taking two warring races to a peace conference on the unlikely names planet Parliament. En route, the ship flies through a cloud, and a life form from that cloud becomes trapped in the sensor circuitry. It moves from person to person – via Worf, Beverly and then Picard. He sets the course back to the cloud and beams out as energy only. The entity then leaves him and they are able to beam him back using the pattern in the pattern buffer of the transporter.
If it sounds dull, believe me it is actually duller. They spend ages talking about whether Picard is fit for command, and Beverly doesn’t even relieve him when the being actually admits that it is not Picard!
The aliens (the ones at war, the Anticans and the Selee) are bloody awful – they would not have looked out of place in 70s Doctor Wholet alone this. It is nice that Colm Meaney makes a cameo as unnamed character that it is fair to assume is O’Brien, but is is a very quick moment – we won’t see him now until next season.
We get to meet yet another of the Engineering staff – this time Assistant Chief Engineer Singh (although they refer to Argyle but we don’t see him). Singh is also the first Enterprise crewmember to die in the show.
We see Wesley on the bridge again in hiw own clothes, although the awful acting ensigns uniform must be on the way soon.
In short, this is crap. Avoid. Like the plague.
Crew Deaths: 1
Total Crew Deaths So Far: 1
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