Why the hate for "Too Short A Season"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by JediKnightButler, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. 2takesfrakes

    2takesfrakes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 13, 2013
    California, USA
    "Too Short A Season" is one of my most favourite episodes ...

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  2. Paradise City

    Paradise City Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 9, 2015
    I know of noone that really hates it. It's a sturdy 1st season episode. The make-up is hilarious now but it's not that bad tested on the era and I actually think Rohner did well. OK, it's all 80s daytime TV acting but I think he hits his marks.

    I always think it was a pity that if they were going to have a geriatric Admiral, they didn't make him Admiral Garrovick (from TOS). It would be an elegant, understated way to connect to TOS without that angle smothering or hijacking the episode.
  3. omnirad

    omnirad Commander Red Shirt

    Sep 17, 2004
    New Hampshire, USA
    Clunky large wheel chair box technology has actually regressed since the days of Captain Pike. I coudn't buy it.
  4. CommanderTrip

    CommanderTrip Captain Captain

    Jan 4, 2003
    Baltar's Mind
    When I first saw this episode, all I could think of was how much the admiral's (hover)wheelchair was a rip off of Professor X's gold wheelchair from the xmen cartoon from 1992. As I got older, I realized this episode of TNG predates the xmen cartoon I previous mentioned.

    Still, did TNG rip off the style from the xmen comics of the time? Or did the xmen cartoon play an homage to TNG?
  5. BigDaveX

    BigDaveX Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 1, 2016
    While I think the episode overall is pretty unremarkable, one thing that I did like was that it was one of only a couple of stories in the TNG's run - "Pen Pals" being the only other one I can remember off-hand - where characters actively try to use loopholes to keep to the letter of the Prime Directive while intervening, instead of either fanatically obeying it at all costs or just disregarding it entirely. Somehow, it seemed a bit more real that way.
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  6. urbandefault

    urbandefault Commodore Commodore

    Dec 3, 2013
    Sickbay, dammit.
    Face it, a lot of TNG episodes came directly from the cheese factory, and this is no exception. :techman:
  7. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Captain Captain

    Mar 21, 2012
    They never can get old age makeup right. It's more than wrinkles. There's fat deposit lessening and muscle changes and what not.