This week’s episode is 11001001
. It’s the last decent episode for a while, so enjoy it.
The Bynars are a pleasure to watch. All miniature and cute and friendly and synchronized, they’re like Oompah Loompahs without the creepiness. If you want to add the creepiness back in, here’s a chilling thought: something like this could be an early stage in the evolution of the Borg.
Crusher is really annoying in this episode. Fortunately, her part is small.
Why do the Bynars delete Minuet?
We don’t know what happened off camera, but from what we know about the situation, it seems the four Bynars on the Enterprise should be let off with a slap on the wrist and no action taken against Bynaus. It makes me wonder, how does 24th century Federation justice give a slap on the wrist? It is said often said in the series that Federation justice is based on rehabilitation rather than punishment, but these particular criminals don’t need rehabilitation.