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Old April 19 2013, 12:10 AM   #115
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Re: The ENT and Melakon

1:18 Rogue Planet

A landing party investigates a drifting planet regularly visited by alien outdoor sports enthusiasts who hunt native wildlife. Teleplay by Chris Black; Story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Chris Black. Directed by Allen Kroeker.

Another ghost story that failed to impress me after first viewing in original broadcast. I'm able to appreciate it better now, but still dissatisfied with some aspects.

This is basically a sci-fi jazzed up retelling of old folklore or fairy tales. What would traditionally be supernatural explanations are given 22nd century Treknobabble. My biggest problem is it's a ghost story with mysterious wraiths that can appear as anything, like changelings.

Though on the most recent viewing before writing, it did give me pause. It's possible the first human contact with an alien creature might be very much like this-- a mystery to be revealed, because it doesn't resemble what we consider "life".

Trekvets Conor O'Farrell and Eric Pierpoint guest star.

Next: "Acquisition"
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)
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