September 7th, 2012

TNG Rewatch

Star Trek: The Next Generation Rewatch: "Time's Arrow"

BRING ME THE HEAD OF LIEUTENANT COMMANDER DATA! Plus: Mark Twain, young Guinan, poker, soul-sucking aliens, and the lamest cliffhanger ever! The TNG Rewatch shoots "Time's Arrow."

(And remember -- time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.)

An excerpt:
It’s also very entertaining to watch Data totally own the 19th century. After all those original series episodes where Kirk and the gang struggled to blend in (e.g., the mechanical rice-picker bit from “City on the Edge of Forever”), it’s wonderful to see how easily Data manages to assimilate, without ever losing his innate Data-ness. (The bit where he hefts the anvil one-handed and then remembers that Jack’s still there is hilariously done.)

Although, speaking of “City...,” I can’t have been the only one wanting Data to tell Jack that he was building a mnemonic circuit from stone knives and bearskins....
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