Star Trek (TNG): Identity Crisis – SF Debris

Opinionated Next Gen Episode Guide looks at a shocker: an episode about Geordi where he neither fixes the ship nor has romantic failure. This has to violate some kind of rule for the show, it just has to.

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  1. TragicGuineaPig

    You just know that Geordi has a setting on that visor that lets him use X-Ray vision on the ladies.

    • TragicGuineaPig

      Suzanna. Also, one of the crew came from Alabama. With a banjo on his knee.

      You know, just once I want to see a Star Trek episode where they beam down to a planet and find a giant octopus dragon man who devours the entire crew. Just once. Is that too much to ask?

      -7:28 actually, it looks like I chose the right author, but wrong book. They should have named this planet Innsmouth.

      -5:20 And yet another premature remark on my part. Because, after referencing Innsmouth above, now I find that shadows play an important role in this episode. Seriously, why didn’t you ask Mr. Lovecraft to cameo this one?

    • TragicGuineaPig

      Oh HAI handsomefatman! How is your sex life?

  2. Snorgatch Pandalume

    One of the more solid TNG episodes. No ship in danger, no omnipotent alien of the week, no holodeck malfunction, just an interesting mystery needing to be solved, and the holodeck actually being an asset rather than a threat.

  3. I really empathize sometimes with Geordi. One night a few years ago, a girl who I had a history with told me she was seeing someone else, which was absolutely devastating to me at the time. I got home, incredibly depressed and threw on the space channel (basically the syfy network equivalent in canada) and it was the ending scene of that one TNG episode, when Geordi meets that engineer lady whom he had obsessed over in a previous episode. Anyway, he finds out she has a husband, and the episode ends with Geordi sitting alone in ten forward. Seeing that Geordi was going through the same thing I was, was incredibly comforting in that moment. Yeah I know, lame emo comment :P. Anyway it’s those real human moments that are probably my favourite aspect of star trek.

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