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Title : Eye of the Needle Rating : 4
First Aired : 20 Feb 1995 Stardate : 48579.4
Director : Winrich Kolbe Year : 2371
Writers : Hilary J. Bader Season : 1
Rating : 4.5000 for 2 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 4
Review : Interesting, the first contact with home. They got the quadrant wrong, it's the BETA QUADRANT for the Romulans, but they're using 'Alpha Quadrant' as shorthand for 'where we're going' anyway. We had a build-up of hope, firstly of communication, then of actually getting back. There was even a 'what if everyone did go home' moment. The Doctor would effectively die because Janeway would have to self-destruct the ship, destroying his programme. That was an interesting nuance to events. Of course, it never happened, otherwise we would have had a very short series. Telek Remor was a very convincing Romulan, suspicious, but prepared to do the right thing if given the chance, well done to our regular guest star Vaughn Armstrong. I wonder what Remor told the Senate, his seniors or his crew to try to cover things up, but it seemed to work. However, we don't know if he asked his daughter (who would be 20 in 2371) to pass on the messages, but it left a slim hope. It's a pity that there were no further consequences to this episode, it was a good one that deserved following up.
Reviewer : MarcusP Rating : 5
Review : A nice one. Emotional rollercoaster. The hope of getting home and the expected dissapointment at the end. I almost cried on the first time I saw this episode. It is well directed allowing the viewer to feel what the crew is feeling.
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