Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Worst of Star Trek TNG---Shades of Gray
“Shades of Gray” was a clip show (one highlighting clips from past shows) that was put together by the writers strike and originally aired in the summer of 1989.
It’s understandable why this episode was done, but it doesn’t make it any better. Commander Riker gets infected by a microbe on a planet that they are doing a survey on. This microbe invades and grows and attaches itself to Riker’s nervous system, heading for the brain.
Dr. Palaski discovers that certain endorphins effect and can even eradicate the microbes and while Riker is plugged into electrodes, he has flashbacks in dreams that are the clips from previous shows highlighting fights with aliens and emotional interactions with other crew members.
If you’ve seen the previous episodes, seeing clips out of context can get boring. It was the final episode of season 2.