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The Naked Now

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Title : The Naked Now Rating : 2
First Aired : 5 Oct 1987 Stardate : 41209.2
Director : Paul Lynch Year : 2364
Writers : J. Michael Bingham, John D. F. Black Season : 1
Rating : 1.3333 for 3 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Tyyr Rating : 1
Review : Just... ugh. I honestly can't fathom the thought process that decides to do a remake of a TOS episode for TNG's second episode period. Way to really set yourselves apart as your own show guys. That alone was a horrible idea. Now the Naked Time was not a horrible episode, not particularly great but not awful, but it had the sense to wait until a few episodes into the series to happen. There was some time to get to know the characters before they went crazy. Things made some sense. Sulu running around with a rapier wouldn't be nearly as funny if you weren't used to the normally reserved Sulu that populates most of the series. In this one, well all you've seen of Tasha was her getting frozen in Q's court, so maybe she really is just a slut at heart. If she'd been more established as the solid, rock steady officer we saw later her going buck wild might be more shocking, but coming right after the pilot you don't know, maybe she's easy normally and just throws herself at Data for the hell of it. The info dump about some of the characters isn't a bad thing, but again its ill timed, let us get settled in with them first, then do this. The episode does set up one ongoing thread in the series, Wesley is fucking annoying. Prior to the virus you just wanted to wring his little neck, afterward, well if someone had killed him I don't think anyone would have minded. Overall just a very weak episode, pretty much like all of season 1.
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 2
Review : Naked Time - The Remake! Well, maybe not quite, but it's close enough to be so. Since this was only the second TNG story, then I would be a bit worried if it was going to start ripping off TOS episodes left right and centre. Looking at the story itself, it's OK (but the original was OK as well). The polywater intoxication is actually impossible, but the way it was handled was fairly reasonable. One good thing was that they were able to get some character-building in quickly, with Dr Crusher's attraction to Picard, Yar's past and Data's 'full-functionality' (one line that got a laugh) in there. However, we also had the first case of Wesley saving the ship by being a genius, handled badly as ever. Was it worth watching? Yes, in fact, but such remakes are not a good idea.
Reviewer : =NoPoet= Rating : 1
Review : I have always wondered why the Trek spin-offs seem so divorced from TOS (and relatively staid by comparison) in attitude, plot, characterisation and acting style. This episode shows me why. This kind of episode sucked back then, it sucked even worse in 1988 and it is downright risible now.
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