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Genesis

Review

Series : The Next Generation Rating : 4
Disc No : 7.5 Episode : 170
First Aired : 21 Mar 1994 Stardate : 47653.2
Director : Gates McFadden Year : 2370
Writers : Brannon Braga Season : 7
Guest Cast :
Carl David Burks as Russell
Carlos Ferro as Ensign Dern
Dwight Schultz as Lieutenant Reginald Barclay
Lorine Mendell as Diana Giddings
Patti Yasutake as Nurse Alyssa Ogawa
Tracee Lee Cocco as Lieutenant Jae
YATI : This syndrome works by activating bits of DNA leftover from your distant ancestors. So... is Barclay a Human? The de-evolving effect turns him into a spider-like creature, yet Humans are not descended from spiders. Nor did cats evolve from Iguanas. And why does Picard begin to change into a Lemur, while Riker turned into a caveman?
Great Moment : Barclay popping up in Engineering - made me jump a mile!
Body Count : At least one Enterprise crewman killed. Possibly others.
Factoid : This is the first (and only) episode directed by Gates McFadden, better known in front of the camera as Dr. Crusher.

Plotline

A virus makes the Enterprise crew start acting wild.

Analysis

Controversial episode that's good fun if you don't think about it too much.
Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 20,434 Last updated : 24 Jan 2004