Advertisements Kinda like the last episode (although, according to Memory Alpha, this episode was filmed first), this one is OK, but nothing spectacular. It had some traditional TNG tropes--some environmental phenomenon keeps the transporters from working, Data is without feeling yet keeps showing emotion, a woman gets the hots for Data, probably a few others. The on planet stuff did look pretty decent; they seem to finally be getting the hang of the Planet Hell stage. I think my favorite part of the episode was just a throw away line--Picard walks into the transporter room, asks how things are progressing, Geordi tells him "About like how you'd expect", and Picard walks out saying "Splendid, splendid." Absolutely no bearing on the episode, but I thought it was hilarious. Picard and Troi's conversation about language also seemed a little out of place, but it was very foreshadowing of "Darmok".