Admiral Shran wrote:
I don't get the point of even having the episode in DS9. Obviously it was a ploy to attract TNG fans to the new series. But, if you're trying to attract fans to your show, why in God's name would you sideline everything that makes that show unique and instead focus attention on a misuse of the ploy characters?
According to RHW, his goal was to underscore the differences between the DS9 crew and the TNG crew, which, ironically, this episode probably does less well than the majority of other season one episodes.
However, if you watch the episode with that in mind, the original intent does come through occasionally, in moments such as Sisko's "I'm not Picard" line, and the quip about how the TNG crew would have figured out all the technobabble already.