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Title : The Survivors Rating : 5
First Aired : 9 Oct 1989 Stardate : 43152.4
Director : Les Landau Year : 2366
Writers : Michael Wagner Season : 3
Rating : 4.0000 for 1 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 4
Review : Certainly interesting. Unlike last week's colonial trouble, we were left with a puzzle, one that slowly revealed itself through the episode. I'm somewhat confused as to why Uxbridge presented this puzzle, the only solution that occurs is that he could not know what was going on in orbit, otherwise he would either have hidden himself or shown the Enterprise an intact colony. This means he was not all-powerful, he could not trick the Husnok either and he had to resort to the music to move Troi out of the way. However, it worked from a storytelling perspective, unwravelling the puzzle was fascinating. Somebody also mangled their units again, 'gigawatts of particle energy' is not only nonsense, it's also incredibly weak even if rendered into conventional units (but that's just a YATI). Still, the episode maintained interest throughout, and we were able to stay with Picard's reasoning this time. The ending worked as well. Even if Uxbridge did submit to imprisonment, he could not be sent there without a trial, and there would be no evidence except for his confession. We know what he did, but not HOW he did it, if it was as 'clean' as a "Year of Hell"-style temporal incursion, it would be almost impossible to tell the Husnok ever existed. We also don't know why he did not recreate the entire colony. Still, perhaps it's best it remains a puzzle, because Picard was probably right, it would be best to leave him alone.
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