Star Trek: The Next Generation “The Battle” (part 1 of 4)

[Webmaster’s note: Special thanks go out to Joshua Hutcheson for helping to proofread and edit this recap!]

SUMMARY: Captain Picard has a headache this big, and it’s got Ferengi written all over it.

So, I had this conversation with Albert the other day:

Kevin: Hey, Albert. I know it’s been a while since my Space Mutiny recap, but I was wondering if you were interested in letting me have another crack at writing for the Agony Booth?
Albert: Sure! We’ve been doing a lot of ‘80s TV lately, you know, The A-Team, Family Ties
Kevin: Hmm… Well, Star Trek: The Next Generation started in the ‘80s, how about I do some of that?
Albert: Star Trek recaps?! On the Agony Booth?! That’s… brilliant!!

Okay, it might not have gone precisely like that. But at any rate, here I am, and off we go!

This was the ninth episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation to air, and like most first season episodes, it had writing that you could charitably describe as “choppy”. I think it’s fair to say that if it wasn’t Star Trek, there’s no telling if it would have actually seen a second season. But of course it was, it did, and it did get better. But that’s another story.

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Kevin Podsiadlik

I've been a writer on the web for just about as long as there's been a web, writing mostly about pro wrestling in the 1990's and lately branching out into whatever catches my fancy. Sometimes (as a product of the golden age of the video arcade) I go by my initials, "KJP".

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