The Rewatch 150: Transfigurations

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.25 Transfigurations (6/17/1990)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/.5/22

Notable Guest Stars:

Mark LaMura (John Doe)- He has a wide array of credits, including television and stage.  He had a long term stay on All of my Children.
Julie Warner (Christy Henshaw)-
She appeared in Tommy Boy, Puppet Masters, and Indian Summer which I might need to watch because the cast sounds amazing.  She also appeared as this character earlier in the season.
Charlies Dennis (Sunad
)-  Dennis is a writer and actor, having started his career as an 8 year old.  He even tried his hand as a film critic before moving onto TV, film and video games himself.

Review:

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The Rewatch 119: Samaritan Snare

Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Episode: 2.17 Samaritan Snare (5-15-89)
Rating: 3/5
Redshirt Status: 0/18.5/21.5

Notable Guest Stars:
Christopher Collins – Grebnedlog. He would continue to appear on Star Trek in DS9
Tzi Ma – Biomolecular Specialist

Review:

I watched this episode with my mother, who is a nurse.  While she wouldn’t be in a surgery (she’s not a surgical nurse) she agreed with me that this episode is full of technobabble that makes no sense.  They even made up a name for a scalpel, calling it a Tissue migrator.

I don’t really care for this episode.  I feel its not anyone’s best.  There is nothing in particular bad about it, but nothing particularly good about it either.  This is probably the shortest review ever, because other then Picard’s backstory, there is nothing really important in this episode to comment on.

Interesting Notes:

  • Written by Robert L. McCullough
  • Directed by Les Launau
  • This episode plays a part in the sixth season episode Tapestry

Pros:

  • Picard backstory
  • Advancement of technology to include artificial hearts.

Cons:

  • I like that they are now wearing hair coverings in surgery, but why not masks?  Its it the sterile field?
  • This is supposed to be a routine procedure with complications, yet the complication is something only one doctor can handle? I would think they would have had someone able to deal with it at the hospital.

The Rewatch: 113: Contagion

Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Episode: 2.11 Contagion (03-20-89)
Rating:  4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/0/3

Notable Guest Stars:
Thalmus Rasulala – Captain Donald Varley.  He played Captain Bolz for a season in Dragnet
Carolyn Seymour – Taris.  She did voices for several Star Wars video games (as Mon Mothma), so she ties two “Star” franchises together.  She would also appear on Star Trek: Voyager
Dana Sparks – Williams.  She appeared as Grace Bennett on the soap opera Passions and as Lt. Commander Carolyn Imes on JAG

Review:

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The Rewatch 104: The Child

Series: Star Trek The Next Generation
Episode: 2.01 The Child (11/21/88) (Season Premire)
Rating: 2/5
Redshirt Status: 0 /3

Notable Guest Stars:
 Whoopi Goldberg– Guinan.  She would appear as Guinan several times across the series, and played a major tole in the 1994 film Generations.  If you don’t know who Whoopi Goldberg is, I suggest you share your method of ignoring pop culture.  She is known for many films and tv shows, currently the talk show the View.
Seymour Cassel – Hester Dealt. He was a prolific actor, and even showed up in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
R.J Williams – Ian Andrew Troi. He no longer acts, but instead runs Young Hollywood, an entertainment company.
Colm Meaney – Transporter Chief. Or Miles O’Brien. I’m not really going to point him out much because as far as I am concerned he’s a main character for Star Trek. Same with Whoopi Goldburg. Guinan shows up often enough to be considered a medium character. (There should be a term between major and minor.)
Diana Mulder – Katherine Pulaski. She was a guest star in two TOS episodes, and would remain a main character for season 2.

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The Rewatch 81: Code of Honor

Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Episode: 1.04 Code of Honor (10-12-87)
Rating: 1/5
Redshirt Status:  0/0

Notable Guest Stars:
Jesse Lawrence Ferguson – Lutan.  Appeared in the film Boyz n The Hood.  He also appeared in a movie called The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh which sounds ridiculous, but I love Pittsburgh movies.  Might have to watch it.
Karole Selmon – Yareena.  She does not have many credits, but is still active.
James Louis Watkins – Hogan.  He had a minor role in X-men the Last Stand.

Review:

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