Episode #115: Power Play

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Episode #115: Power Play

Post  BoG on Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:40 am



POWER PLAY - episode #15 of 5th season / Air Date: 2/22/92; Directed by David Livingston
written by Rene Balcer, Herbert J. Wright & Brannon Braga, story by Paul Ruben, Maurice Hurley

Another one about aliens taking over human bodies - this goes all the way back to TOS episodes such as Return to Tomorrow. But, we get a pretty intense, gripping story this time around. The crew make an ill-advised attempt to check out possible life signs on a moon; the atmosphere is so bad, they don't risk transporters and employ a shuttlecraft. It's a bad landing and Riker gets a broken arm. They manage to make it back but, unknown to the others, Troi, Data and O'Brien have been possessed by alien forces.
Next thing we know, the 3 changed crew members attack the bridge crew and then take over Ten Forward, holding hostages. It's always a kick to see regulars behaving so differently; the new Troi is the leader of the trio and the impression is that this is a male entity; the new Data is sadistic and angry - not like Lore, however. I also got the impression that the three behaved like escaped convicts - which is what they were, in essence. This was fast-paced and exciting. BoG's score: 7.5 out of 10


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