Image getting Paul Sorvino to be a guest star and then handing him this unfinished mess of a script. The best acting he ever did was in this episode as he kept a straight face all the way to the bank. To be fair it’s not a terrible episode, there are some interesting ideas here, but there is SO MUCH GOING ON between failing holodecks, a dying planet, an entire civilization (which seems to consist of about 20 people), a primitive young man who wanders onto the Enterprise, the Prime Directive being thrown out the window … it just goes on and on. Why they felt they had to make Paul Sorvino Worf’s brother was dumb, they had no chemistry together and even though they are not supposed to be related by blood, they were not believable as brothers with a past. And the main story of breaking the prime directive could have been good if they just stuck to it, but you never really get to know any of the people and they just wander around in a holodeck cave all episode. Season 7 is a real let down.
Daily Archives: June 15, 2019
Could live – did live
I assume this is a poem about Jesus, but she does something cool at the end when the last two lines switch focus from Jesus to all of humanity watching him as if he were on a ship carrying him out of a bay we’ve never sailed before. His going ahead is juxtaposed with our staying behind, but the watchers remain on the shore, waiting. It’s a very powerful image.