58. Move Along Home (1. 10)

Synopsis: A visiting delegation from the Gamma Quadrant turns four crew members into “pieces” for a bizarre game.

Memory Alpha SummaryI wonder what Worf’s honor stat would have been.

Review: Considered by many to be one of the worst episodes in the Star Trek canon, and boy I don’t get all the vitriol. It’s goofy for sure but everyone seems to be having fun and it’s not a lazy recycle of a dozen other Trek plots.

For me one of the more interesting episodes of season one as we see four of the senior officers trapped in what can only be called a real-life role-playing game with Quark as the unwilling dungeon master, trying to save their lives. While this could have worked even better in a later season, it’s fun and actually does well for Quark’s development as we confirm that, unlike the Ferengi we saw on TNG, he does not have a propensity for violence and cares about those around him.

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