All The [Trek] 92 – The Price

This Trek Tuesday Troi goes on a date. WARNING: This episode is so skeevy. If you click through you will see pictures of the skeeeeviest dude. Let’s make fun of him.

Episode 56: The Price

November 13th, 1989

If you don’t like the feeling of dodging a yuppie at a cocktail bar you will not like this episode. I’ll sum it up: The audience gets a deeper look into Deanna Troi’s personal life. A negotiator stirs things up on the Enterprise by using his empath ability to skew the purchase of a stable wormhole in his favor. Along the way he strikes up a romance with Troi and acts like a creepy git. She tells everyone he’s an empath annnnnd it turns out the wormhole is useless anyway. At the end of the post I’ve included a veritable gallery of all of the creep faces the negotiator made.

Overall Rating: (2/5)

This episode is so uncomfortable that I honestly want to give it zero stars. Although the guest casting was creepy as hellĀ I can’t ignore the fact that the script was solid. One star for a solid idea, plus another star for THESE COSTUMES:

SHINY SPANDEX

SHINY SPANDEX

I like that we were able to see Troi’s more “human” side rather than her “business” side. She expresses frustration, discusses her OWN feelings, clears things up about her friendship with Riker, and we even get a peek at her daily mundane routine. Troi’s one-dimensional “I sense ___ is feeling ___” schtick is thrown out the window. This episode sucks for many reasons, but Troi is not one of them.

NOW HERE ARE THE MANY FACES OF ICK:

Our first look at the creep. His companion is quickly dispensed with.

Our first look at the creep. His companion is quickly dispensed with.

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EEEERGH

EEEERGH!

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YUUUUUUGH!

YUUUUUUGH!

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THE SPARKLING HORROR!!

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"Would you like to buy a used car?"

“Would you like to buy a used car?”

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TFW you're hit with the brutal realization that you'll always be outclassed by Riker.

TFW you’re hit with the brutal realization that you’ll always be outclassed by Riker.

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One final creepy, desperate kiss.

One final creepy, desperate kiss.