Synopsis: Insane Admiral #1 negotiates a hostage situation (that he helped create), hoping his terrible makeup will scare off his adversary, or at least fall off and make him younger.
Memory Alpha Summary: Just one dose.
Review: While The Next Generation is one of my favorite shows, there are a handful of episodes that Gul Madred couldn’t get me to admit I enjoyed. When trying to decide which one to rank in the bottom spot, I thought about how each of the episodes in that handful make me feel. Some evoke annoyance. Some irritation. Some even deserve the double facepalm. But in each of those cases, I felt something. Too Short A Season fails for forty-two minutes to make me feel anything. No humor. No tension. I could not even get worked up about how irrational Ponce de LeAdmiral was acting because I didn’t believe a single thing any character said. And there was a lot to be said, as the climax was talking, talking, and more talking.
In other words, boring on top of boring.