Daily Archives: January 3, 2019

Episode 3-22, The Most Toys

The Most Toys is fun mostly because Saul Rubinek, as Kivas Fajo, has so much fun playing a sleazeball. The rest of the episode had nearly no thought put into it or was way too convenient (no Troi on the bridge to detect deception), and even remembering Data was too short. The one fascinating part, and what saves this episode, is the possibility that Data did attempt to murder Kivas Fajo and the poker face he gives Riker and O’Brien when he suggests a transporter issue. I like to think Data pulled the trigger, but it was smart for it to be left open.

Episode 3-21, Hollow Pursuits

Brocolli! I mean, Barclay!! Barclay is and always will be the one of the best minor characters on Star Trek. He is what I think most people really are like in the real world and he contrasts so well with the ideal Starfleet world of Riker and Picard. He’s nervous, fumbles relationships, but he means well if only he had the words and confidence. He’s relatable in a way no other Star Trek character is because he’s not an ideal, he’s just real. And the episode is really good because the issue with the Enterprise sort of mirrors Barclay’s inner turmoil and so the show has a nice mystery to it. Great episode.