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Title : Contagion Rating : 4
First Aired : 20 Mar 1989 Stardate : 42609.1
Director : Joseph L. Scanlan Year : 2365
Writers : Beth Woods, Steve Gerber Season : 2
Rating : 3.0000 for 2 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Tyyr Rating : 3
Review : The episode was rather jam packed. Too jam packed I think. It would have been better done as a two parter. The pacing was too fast, you didn't get enough time to assimilate the latest development before you were whipped away to the next one. Personally I prefer a little slower pace for episodes such as this. More time given to pondering the mysteries and debating what's going on as opposed to being railroaded from development to development. My favorite theme in the episode had to be the possible misinterpretation of the Iconian race and the purpose of the probe. Misunderstandings are bound to happen, its important to remember that just because something blows you up doesn't mean it didn't like you. On the YATI front Riker's comments to the Warbird about phaser capabilities doesn't quite ring true, Romulans seem to have always used disruptors and I don't recall them ever being pegged as anything else. Also, where did that beam originate from? Certainly no weapons port I think we've seen from a warbird before or since.
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 3
Review : An interesting attempt. It was good to see the Yamato, as another Galaxy, and this one named after a famous Japanese battleship (though I doubt we'll see a USS Bismarck any time soon) but it's a pity they blew her up straight away. The actual super-programme/virus or whatever it was seemed a bit far-fetched, but a real threat, I suppose, and they built up the tension fairly well. The Iconian gateway was curious, as a super-transporter idea, something we see a few times but this is one of the first. When Data stuck his hand through it, I was half-expecting the thing to change location and chop his arm off. The eventual solution, do a reboot, was a bit of a cop-out. Other than that, a good episode.
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