RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,152
Posts: 5,343,972
Members: 24,599
Currently online: 693
Newest member: brollium

TrekToday headlines

New Funko Trek Figure
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Saldana As A Role Model
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

San Diego Comic-Con Trek Fan Guide
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Cumberbatch As Turing
By: T'Bonz on Jul 21

Retro Review: In the Pale Moonlight
By: Michelle on Jul 19

Trek Beach Towel
By: T'Bonz on Jul 18

Two New Starships Collection Releases
By: T'Bonz on Jul 17

Giacchino Tour Arrives In North America
By: T'Bonz on Jul 17

IDW Publishing October Star Trek Comics
By: T'Bonz on Jul 16

Cho As Romantic Lead
By: T'Bonz on Jul 16


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 9 2009, 08:22 PM   #1
TrekToday
Rear Admiral
 
The Loss

Plot Summary: While Troi is engaged in grief counseling with a crewmember whose husband has died, the Enterprise is caught up by a powerful, mysterious force that sweeps the ship along an unknown trajectory. Troi becomes dizzy, and by the time Crusher is able to reach her, she has lost all of her empathic abilities. The doctor discovers that the counselor has suffered brain damage. Troi's first response to this crisis is to throw herself into her work, but when she is unable to sense the emotions of the grieving crewmember, she panics and concludes that she cannot continue in her role as ship's counselor. Picard is very reluctant to accept her resignation and Troi goes to drown her sorrows in Ten Forward, where Guinan says that her experiences as a bartender make her an ideal candidate to take over the counselor's job. Once Troi realizes that Guinan is only trying to be provocative, she admits that her instincts about people are still fairly accurate even without empathic abilities. Meanwhile, LaForge informs the captain that the ship is being towed in the gravitational wake of a massive group of two-dimensional entities. Worf discovers an anomaly in space that seems to be drawing the beings, which Data identifies as a cosmic string. Realizing that the ship will be destroyed if unable to break free, Picard asks Troi to develop a psychological explanation for the beings' behavior. Troi concludes that the creatures must be driven by instinct toward the cosmic string, which inspires Data to create a replica that distracts them long enough for the Enterprise to break free. Moments later, they disappear into the cosmic string and Troi is overcome with happiness as she realizes both that the string is their home and that her ability to sense it means that her empathic powers have returned.


To read the full reviews, please click here.

TrekToday is offline  
Old January 9 2009, 08:59 PM   #2
DorkBoy [TM]
Captain
 
Re: The Loss

Terrible episode. Just awful. This one has always made me cringe.

I am amazed they didn't throw Troi out the nearest airlock, or beam her into space. Troi has never been one of my favorite characters, but she is so painfully annoying in this episode.
__________________
Homer: The information superhighway showed the average person what some nerd thinks about Star Trek.
DorkBoy [TM] is offline  
Old January 9 2009, 09:57 PM   #3
Jarrott2
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Re: The Loss

I really liked The Loss.
I think that it touched on disability on a whole new unique level.
I loved Riker's comment to her that she thought she was a little above everyone with her empathic sense.
There are people in this life that are empathic.
When I get a severe head cold, I know exactly how Deanna felt in this episode. Blind
Jarrott2 is offline  
Old January 9 2009, 10:10 PM   #4
beneldon
Lieutenant Commander
 
beneldon's Avatar
 
Location: Rottinghaus Manor
Re: The Loss

I thought referring to Deanna's empathic ability as a "Power" was far too cartoonish for my taste.
beneldon is offline  
Old January 10 2009, 04:12 AM   #5
startrekwatcher
Rear Admiral
 
Re: The Loss

I like The Loss. I see people complaining that Troi was too whiney but if someone lost their sight or their hearing they would react like Troi did lashing out at others.

I thought it was an interesting Troi story and the B plot was decent. The graphics were good too.
startrekwatcher is offline  
 

Bookmarks

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 05:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.