The Rewatch 134: The Vengeance Factor

Series: Star Trek:TNG
Episode: 3.09 The Vengeance Factor (11-20-1989)
Rating:  4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/22.5

Notable Guest Stars:

Lisa Wilcox – Yuta. She had a role in the 1980s horror classic Nightmere on Elm Street. She is also the only cast member listed here who still appears to have an active career.
Joey Aresco –
Brull. Aresco has a mixed credit list, having added producing and directing to his toolbox. He also appeared on Stargate SG-1.
Nancy Parsons
Marouk Parsons was probably best known for her role in the Porky’s film franchase. She died in 2001 at the age of 58.
Stephen Lee – CorganLee was a guest star on many major TV series that I have seen, though never as a staring role. He unfortunately died in 2014 of a heart attack, cutting his career short at the age of 58.

Review:

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The Rewatch 133: The Price

Series: Star Trek:TNG
Episode: 3.08 The Price (11-13-1989)
Rating:  4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/22.5

Notable Guest Stars:

Matt McCoy – Devinoni Ral  He has most recently been in the Jack Ryan series produced by Amazon.
Elizabeth Hoffman –
Bhavani.  She was most known for her role in Sisters, but I’m just going to point out its Catherine Langford on Stargate SG-1.  According to IMDB that was her last role in 1998.
Castulo Guerra –
Seth Mendoza.  Recent credits include Madam Secretary and Jane the virgin. He also guested on The West Wing.
Scott Thomson –
Goss.  The credit I know him for is his role in 1996’s Twister.
An Shor- 
Arridor.  He will continue this role in 1996, in Voyager.
Kevin Peter Hall –
Leyor.  He played Harry in Harry & The Hendersons.  Unfortunately, he died in 1991 at 35.

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The Rewatch 130: The Bonding

Series: Star Trek:TNG
Episode: 3.05 The Bonding (10-22-1989)
Rating:  5/5
Redshirt Status: 1/1/22.5

Notable Guest Stars:

Gaberiel Damon – Jeremy Aster.  He’s no longer working as an actor, but one of his more famous roles is the voice of Little Foot in the original Land Before Time film.
Susan Powell-
Marla Aster.  She appeared on TV shows such as Emergency!, The Six million Dollar Man, and Quincy M.E. It was actually harder then normal to find out information about her, as she shares the name with a victim in a famous missing person case.

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The Rewatch 129: Who Watches the Watchers

Series: Star Trek:TNG
Episode: 3.034 Who Watches the Watchers (10-16-1989)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/0/21.5

Notable Guest Stars:

Kathryn Leigh Scott – Nuria. She played Maggie Evans on Dark Shadows.
Ray Wise
– Liko. He most recently played Marvin on the TV series Fresh off the Boat.
James Greene-
Barron. He appeared in the 1980s drama Alien Nation which was apparently cast with several guest stars from Star Trek.
Pamela Segall -Oji. She has many many credits. I had to scroll a bit on her IMDB to confirm the Star Trek credit. She does a mix of live action and voice acting. She has appeared in Pete the Cat and This is Us in the last few years.
John McLiam – Fento. He also has several credits, particularly in TV westerns, but he also had a bit part in the Audrey Hepburn version of My Fair Lady.

Review:

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The Rewatch 128: The Survivors

Series: Star Trek:TNG
Episode: 3.03 The Survivors (10-9-1989)
Rating:  5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/0/21.5

Notable Guest Stars:

John Anderson – Kevin Uxbridge. Anderson was a long time character actor.
Anne Haney – Rishon Uxbridge
. Haney would appear on Star Trek during DS9 as well. She also guest starred on many tv shows including NCIS. She had a reoccurring role on the comedy Mama’s Family.

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The Rewatch 127: The Ensigns of Command.

Series: Star Trek:TNG
Episode: 3.02 The Ensigns of Command (10-2-1989)
Rating:  5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/0/21.5

Notable Guest Stars:

Mark L. Taylor – Haritath He recently was on How I Met Your Mother as Vince Levin.
Eileen Seeley –
Ard’rian McKenzie. According to IMDB Seely hasn’t had a credited role since 2000 so I’m not sure what she is up to at the moment. She seemed to be a guest star on many tv series.
Richard Allen –
Kentor He has had various guest roles on big TV series, but he also had a reoccurring role on a Jumanji TV series. Which I hadn’t known existed till today and now I must watch. Thanks, Mr. Allen.
Grainger Hines –
Gosheven*. Hines has been on many shows I’ve seen in the past, but like Allen has brought me to a show I never existed…a tv series based on the 1950s film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I loved that movie growing up (ignoring the sexism and questionable consent of the brides) but I’m not entirely sure how one could turn it into a tv series. Add that to the list.

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The Rewatch 125: Shades of Grey

Series: Star Trek:TNG
Episode: 2.22 Shades of Gray (7-17-1989) SEASON FINALE
Rating:  3/5
Redshirt Status: 0/18.5/21.5

Notable Guest Stars:

…everyone has literally been here before.

Review:

Today we present…. a clip episode.  This episode is not uncommon in television, and usually for the same reason this episode was made this way: Budgeting.

Its hard to review an episode that is 90% clips of previous episodes and 10% staring at Will Riker almost dying from a scratch. On the bright side, I get my Imzadi fix, but I know Marina Sirtis probably would have liked better then to just stand there with various faces of worry and fear, and Jonathan Frakes probably would have preferred to not have to lie on a bed with sticks appearing out of his head.

It is unique among TNG because this is the only clip show they ever had to make.  But if you want someone to blame for this one, blame the Borg.  They used up quite a bit of the budget for that episode as well as Elementary, Dear Data. So the Borg and Moriarty. 

I used to joke that “when in doubt, blame the Romulans” but I think I’m going to change that to Moriarty.

However, if you need a recap of the last two seasons and and Riker’s character development, I suppose this this could be considered a good episode to use.

Interesting Notes:

  • Written by Maurice Hurley
  • Directed by Rob Bowman
  • This is the last script contribution from Maurice Hurley
  • Took 3 days to film the new material.
  • I reached this on July 15, so its almost to its 31st anniversary.  (I posted it in February. Dear lord, how behind did I get???)

Pros:

  • Riker character analysis I suppose.

Cons:

  • Nothing really stands out in this episode.

Screencap from CgynusX1.net