Pretty good episode, but it seems the writers keep having to find something in everyone’s past to create a decent story, and I’m not sure I buy this story about Riker keeping this secret of the Pegasus for 12 years. Also, there was a much earlier episode with a rogue Admiral breaking all the rules to get his way and so this is sort of a retread of that episode, however the acting is good – I always liked Terry O’Quinn (especially on the great but forgotten Millennium) – and the Romulan captain was a good character, too. Overall a good episode, but the premise was weak.
Daily Archives: June 14, 2019
A Day! Help! Help!
The word issue (OED) has some interesting meanings that she might be thinking of: it could mean a demand, a source, a fine or levy, or a discharge of blood. The last definition got me thinking of a dead soldier (“help!”) who sees the parade for the battle victory he was a part of but now begs for help from the living who only see their nation’s victory and not the sacrifice.