Star Trek:TNG "The Enemy" (S3E07)

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  1. doom1701

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    According to Wikipedia, another Geordi centric episode. Not sure if I'll have any time to watch TV this week, but maybe this weekend.
     
  2. gchance

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    GREAT episode! He's the main focus, and I'm still pretty impressed with the way he fashioned daggers out of a rock using a phaser and climbed out of a pit like climbing a peg wall in the gym.

    And... Tomalek! RIP Andreas Katsulas.

    Greg
     
  3. doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title TCF Club

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    Another episode down, and surprisingly I agree with Greg--Levar Burton put in an excellent performance. Maybe his best of the series so far. I will admit, though, that when he was looking at the rocks that he wound up making his pegs from, all I could think was "He's going to make gunpowder!" :)

    Most everything in this episode was hitting on all cylinders, including them not taking the easy way out and having Worf decide to save the first Romulan. That was a gutsy move, but I think it was the right one.

    It was good to see Andreas Katsulas (this would have been pre-Babylon 5, correct?), but he didn't seem to play that great of a Romulan. Even though he probably knew nothing of B5 yet, he seemed to have the over-emotionalism of G'Kar.

    One continuity gripe--at the end Picard says that they'll escort the Romulans to the Neutral Zone, but then they head off in different directions.
     
  4. gchance

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    I think direction was part of Andreas' fault. When was he in The Fugitive, was it 1991? That was pre-B5, with no overacting, he was just a regular guy.
     
  5. LoadStar

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    I've always liked Tomalak's rather flamboyant style. It was a nice counterpoint to Picard's rather reserved and measured style.
     
  6. JYoung

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    I agree that it was bold move (unlike the moves that Rick "play it safe" Berman would make later) but here's the thing, when Worf later visits the injured Romulan, he (the Romulan) says he would rather die than "be polluted be Klingon filth", IIRC.

    Doesn't that essentially take the decision out of Worf's hands?
    What's Crusher going to do? Strap the Romulan to the bio bed and perform the procedure?


    I'm guessing they didn't have time and/or money to do a correct effects shot so they reused a previous one (from Contagion, I think).

    Wonder if that will get fixed in the new Blu-Rays.
     

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