||OK, this was strange. The little scene at the beginning was clearly padding, but it made a nice vignette before we got down to the real 'what the heck is going on' story. The best bit by far was Picard's reaction to seeing himself. He is clearly very hard on himself, absolutely refusing to accept that he made a mistake. He then gets very close to making the same mistake himself (or again) but luckily cracks it himself with virtually no help from his duplicate. He then kills Picard 2, which carries 'being too hard on himself' to total overkill. There was a much better way. Imagine if Picard 2 STUNS Picard 1, then heads up to the bridge, orders the ship through the vortex . . . and vanishes. Picard 1 then wakes up in the shuttlebay and wonders what is going on. That way, Picard 2 would have fulfiled his purpose, saving the ship and redeeming himself. The effects for the vortex looked very effective, though. Overall, strange, but watchable.