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The Game

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Title : The Game Rating : 3
First Aired : 28 Oct 1991 Stardate : 45208.2
Director : Corey Allen Year : 2368
Writers : Brannon Braga, Fred Bronson, Susan Sackett Season : 5
Rating : 1.0000 for 2 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 1
Review : 'Not brilliant' would just about sum it up. The premise of everyone on board being hypnotised by a computer game then handing the ship over to a bunch of aliens just seems plain silly. I presume it was supposed to be some sort of comment on the way computer games were supposed to be taking over the world, but it seemed wrong. The plot twist at the end, with Data walking in and de-programming everyone with a flashing light seemed a little too obvious. I'm trying to ignore my anti-Wesley bias here, but I was hoping that we were rid of him for good. Not brilliant.
Reviewer : The Geek Rating : 1
Review : I remember watching this when it first aired, and being amazed at the graphics of the Game. As an avid video game player, could it really be that awesome in the future? Fast forward almost 20 years... this is a terrible episode! The message itself is not so bad, when you consider games such as Doom and Wolfenstein 3D were all the rage when this episode first aired. However, when that, or any message is driven at you with the subtlety of a train crash, the message is lost simply because you choose to ignore it. Oh, lest we forget Wesley Crusher! He comes back to Enterprise for Shore Leave (not to, let's say, Risa to get involved in foolish debauchery like any other normal, healthy teenager) just in time to save the ship and indeed the ENTIRE Federation from this insidious mind- control device. We get it. Video games, as well as other stuff out there that is designed to tap into your pleasure center can be addictive if left unchecked. Fine. Can we please leave Picard and his crew out of it? If I wanted an after school special, I would have flipped over to ABC and watched some kids struggle with peer pressure and addiction there.
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