RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 149,616
Posts: 5,949,737
Members: 26,495
Currently online: 401
Newest member: Simon9986

TrekToday headlines

What Would Captain Kirk Do?
By: T'Bonz on Nov 30

Koenig and Nichols To Join Excelsior Project
By: T'Bonz on Nov 30

Stewart In Christmas Eve
By: T'Bonz on Nov 30

Retro Review: Dreadnought
By: Michelle Erica Green on Nov 27

December 2015-January 2016 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Nov 27

STO Community Supports Chase Masterson Charity
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

Greenwood To Receive Award
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

Shatner In Hallmark Christmas Movie
By: T'Bonz on Nov 26

Abrams On Star Trek Into Darkness Flaws
By: T'Bonz on Nov 25

Star Trek Beyond In IMAX
By: T'Bonz on Nov 25

Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.

Go Back   The Trek BBS > Site Forums > TrekToday News Items

TrekToday News Items Discussion of TrekToday news items

Thread Tools
Old January 3 2009, 12:10 AM   #1
Rear Admiral
Final Mission

Plot Summary: Just after Picard tells Wesley Crusher that the ensign has been accepted to Starfleet Academy, the Enterprise receives a distress call from a planet being slowly poisoned by a garbage scow. While Riker takes the ship to tow the lethal barge away, Picard asks Wesley to come with him to mediate a dispute on a mining planet, to which the captain is escorted via an aging shuttle by a transport captain named Dirgo. Interference sends the shuttle spinning out of control, forcing it to crash in a desert on a nearby moon thought to be uninhabited. Picard insists that he, Wesley and Dirgo must try to reach the mountains to find shelter and water, though Dirgo is reluctant to follow his orders and tries to conceal alcohol from the Starfleet officers. The three reach a cave in the mountains where they find a fresh water spring, but a force field surrounds the fountain. Dirgo fires a phaser at the force field and triggers a defensive sentry that causes a rock slide, seriously wounding Picard. Under pressure from Dirgo, Wesley agrees to a risky plan to try to distract the sentry, but the plan backfires and Dirgo is killed. Meanwhile the Enterprise learns that the shuttle never reached its destination, but Riker cannot divert from the dangerous attempt to tow the radioactive barge into a nearby star. Wesley tries to keep Picard awake by talking to him about his ambitions and devises a risky plan to get to the water. He passes out after stopping Picard from becoming dehydrated. Once the Enterprise determines where the shuttle crashed, an away team rescues the captain and Wesley.

To read the full reviews, please click here.

TrekToday is offline  
Old January 3 2009, 03:18 AM   #2
AntonyF's Avatar
View AntonyF's Twitter Profile
Re: Final Mission

A fair review, and an episdoe that I just feel "meh" about.

I like that Wesley goes in this one, not because I hate Wesley (not that I'm a huge fan either), but more in the fact that it just changes the status quo on board -- something that rarely happens.
AntonyF is offline  
Old January 3 2009, 03:56 AM   #3
Rear Admiral
Re: Final Mission

This isn't a great episode but I enjoyed it for the Wes/Picard moments and it probably didn't hurt that I always liked Wesley. The episode also had some nice beauty shots of the Enterprise and it was nice to have some on-location filming for a change. I never did get the fountain.
startrekwatcher is offline  
Old January 3 2009, 04:20 AM   #4
Fleet Captain
Dane_Whitman's Avatar
Location: Dinner to bug.
Re: Final Mission

The production standards for this episode were great. The musical score is powerful, there are a shitload of nice looking SFX shots and location shooting always works wonders for this show.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full of doubts."

- Bertrand Russell
Dane_Whitman is offline  
Old January 3 2009, 06:17 AM   #5
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Re: Final Mission

Sometimes there are just nice episodes that don't have to solve worldly problems. Instead, this is human story on a very basic level.
It shows more of Picard as a human and how he is more of a father figure to Wes. Actually, at the end I cried. I didn't have a great relationship with my dad ,as a kid, and I really related to this episode.
Jarrott2 is offline  
Old January 4 2009, 04:46 AM   #6
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Re: Final Mission

I always liked this one it had some nice location shooting, good music and it was great seeing Nate Tate again.
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books
DWF is offline  


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:52 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.