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What rating would you give Genesis?  

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  1. 1. What rating would you give Genesis?

    • 5. It?s great, I loved it!
    • 4. It?s good.
    • 3. It?s average.
    • 2. It?s not that good.
    • 1. I hated it.

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Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season: 7

Episode #: 19

Production #: 271

Episode Name: Genesis

Original Air Date: 03.21.94


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Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes as William Thomas Riker

Brent Spiner as Data

LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge

Michael Dorn as Worf

Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher

Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi


Guest Cast:


Patti Yasutake as Nurse Ogawa

Dwight Schultz as Reginald Barclay


Director: Gates McFadden

Written By: Brannon Braga

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Amazingly, this episode was written by Brannon Braga, which shows that he actually did have a clue a few years ago. I think though, that most of the credit for this episode goes to its director Gates McFadden for directing without a doubt, the scariest episode of Star Trek ever.


The scene where Worf spits acid into Beverley Crusher's face is genuinely disturbing as is the shocking scene where Barclay de-evolves into an arachnid.


I once heard that Brannon Braga de-evolved into a chimp but it turns out that he was always like that anyway.


Gold Standard Episode.


Rating = 5

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I gotta admit, I loved the opening and closing comedy moments in sick bay: "I thought we'd agreed you'd check with me first before going to the medical database!" and "He turned into a spider and ends up with a disease named after him." "I think I'd better clear my calendar for a month." Good story, and nice use of real science to find the way out of this one. Oh the wonder that is the woman's womb.



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