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Title : Cause and Effect Rating : 3
First Aired : 23 Mar 1992 Stardate : 45652.1
Director : Jonathan Frakes Year : 2368
Writers : Brannon Braga Season : 5
Rating : 4.0000 for 4 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Nathaniel Scripa Rating : 5
Review : The story is well written and unusual. It is very exciting to watch for the first time, but it is still good even after watching it again. The cameo by Kelsey Grammer is a nice touch. Did you know that the writing staff originally wanted Kirstie Alley as Saavik to appear on the Bozeman but the couldn't because of schedule conflicts? Suspenseful, mysterious and unpredictable, words that describe "Cause and Effect". A must see. Good job Brannon and Jonathan!
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 3
Review : The ship gets blown up...and again...and again...and again... Interesting episode in some ways this. Sounds like a half-decent premise, and the way they changed things slightly each time they go round the loop is fascinating, at least for me. Even when they re-used the same take (which they must have done once or twice) they used different camera angles, and it kept things fresh. All in all, it worked well enough. However, there was one big thing I missed, the looks on the faces of the Bozeman's bridge crew when they emerged from the anomaly. "It looks like a Starship, but it's *huge*!"
Reviewer : =NoPoet= Rating : 4
Review : The best opening in any Star Trek? A pity we have to watch this remarkable scene again and again which robs it of its impact. Also, it would have been very nice to see a follow-up dealing with the crew from Starfleet's past. It's weird how the fans and occasionally the show have this reverence for the TOS era, yet the TNG-onwards characters seemingly can't wait to put it all behind them. Nevertheless, a good, entertaining episode with an interesting and typically TNG solution, definitely one of the more memorable episodes.
Reviewer : Michael Anthony Estes Rating : 4
Review : I have to agree. The story was REALLY well thought out. At first, I thought seeing the Enterprise get blown up again .... and again .... and again .... would get old VERY fast. But like the others who wrote reviews on this, like Indefatigable who had mentioned it, I liked how they changed the camera angles on even the small stuff, such as the ship getting blown up, so much more interesting. Alas, I would also have liked to see the looks of the Bozeman crew when they looked and saw upon the Enterprise-D for the first time. Oh well, fairly decent episode. One that I WOULD like to watch over .... and over .... and over .... and over (haha sorry, couldn't resist). 4 out of 5! ^_^ :P
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