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Title : Prototype Rating : 5
First Aired : 15 Jan 1996 Stardate : Unknown
Director : Jonathan Frakes Year : 2372
Writers : Nick Corea Season : 2
Rating : 4.0000 for 1 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 4
Review : This was a good episode. You have to wonder whether it was really a good idea to activate any random android that you find. Still, the dilemma as to whether to help the androids procreate or not was a good way to cover a 'help us win the war' request. In the end, we see the argument for building more units slowly becoming less and less attractive, until we see what the real agenda is. That also throws up another dilemma, these units are built to fight, surely they would all have to be deactivated if the war ended. If they had not killed all their creators, that would have exterminated a sentient race (unless they reprogrammed them all as mining units or something). I liked the mention of Data, who is obviously famous. However, the oddest thing was to hear Chakotay saying "we don't want to lose another shuttlecraft". One minor fault, as often happens, was am over-reliance on technobabble in some places, but you have to remember that B'elanna IS an engineer. Finally, they left it open for speculation as to who will win the battle or whether the androids will ever come up with their own solution to the problem. Leaving things open leaves room for speculation, or even a revisit. I wonder what will happen if either side wins...
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