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Force of Nature

Review

Series : The Next Generation Rating : 0
Disc No : 7.3 Episode : 160
First Aired : 15 Nov 1993 Stardate : 47310.2
Director : Robert Lederman Year : 2370
Writers : Naren Shankar Season : 7
Guest Cast :
Carl David Burks as Russell
Joyce Robinson as Ensign Gates
Lee Arenberg as DaiMon Prak
Margaret Reed as Doctor Serova
Michael Corbett as Doctor Rabal
Tracee Lee Cocco as Lieutenant Jae
YATI : So the Enterprise is going to get a "kick" out of its warp engine and cruise out of the rift at warp speed, beaming the crew off the Flemming as they pass. I thought you had to exactly match warp speeds to use transporters, as O'Brien's dialogue in "Best of Both Worlds, Part I" indicates?
Worst Moment : The whole 'technobabble as plot' syndrome which plagued later Trek is showcased here. The warp speed limit is an utterly silly idea, especially as they seem to ignore it at will in future episodes.
Body Count : One, Serova kills herself to prove her theory.

Plotline

Some Hekaran scientists emulate Greenpeace when they realise that warp drive is polluting the universe.

Analysis

A fair premise drowns under the weight of the technobabble.
Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 8,767 Last updated : 27 Jun 2004