After a failed experiment with warp fields, crewmembers aboard the Enterprise begin to disappear – and only Beverly Crusher even remembers that any of them ever existed. What’s happening to the missing crewmembers, and will Crusher be able to convince the crew that she isn’t going mad?
Despite a weak ending, overall this is another good episode from season four. Arguably, the family theme is still going strong, as it’s Wesley’s experiment that leaves Crusher in her predicament, but really, this is Beverly’s episode. I’m going to take special note of the Crusher-centric episodes which aren’t about her falling for a random man, and this is definitely one of them. Crusher remains strong and confident throughout, from her very first attempts to find her missing friend, to having to figure out an escape when she’s alone in a collapsing universe.
Life in a warp bubble
- Given that Kosinski’s equation were rubbish, why was Wesley using them? Unless he really meant “The Traveller’s equations”.
- I can accept a lot of the fake science on Star Trek, but “using your mind to go beyond the mathematics” isn’t one of them. Was that the best they could come up with? There could have probably even been an ending which just involved some better pseudoscience and not The Traveller.
- Wasn’t there any kind of test lab where Wesley could do his warp field experiments on a “mini warp core” before letting him loose on the Enterprise’s main engines?
- Crusher says Selar has been aboard the Enterprise for “months”, but it’s been a couple of years.
“If there’s nothing wrong with me, maybe there’s something wrong with the universe.”
“We’ve never needed a crew before.”
“The universe is a spheroid region, 705 metres in diameter.”
Summary – Remember Me: Do step into the light. Beverly!