Re: Season FIVE OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread
Hober Mallow wrote:
I remember when "Unification" first aired in 1991, it was like a major Trek event. I saw it again for the first time in many years about three years ago on TV, and the one thought I had at the end of part two was... that was really a crappy episode. Evil Sela. The completely ridiculous Romulan "invasion plan." The padded first half with a musical number.
There were some good scenes. The scene with Picard and Sarek. The announcement of Sarek's death actually caught me off-guard. The scene with Spock and Data talking to each other. But other than that, it was pretty damn boring. Hardly the major earth-shattering event I'd thought it was back in the day.
I still like the first half of the two-parter, but mostly because it's a bit of a romp...a chase episode...part two bogs down with some ill conceived plot contrivances.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan