41: First Contact (4.15)

Synopsis: Riker’s first contact with the Malcorians is being a…well, you know.

Memory Alpha Summary:  I’ll call you the next time I pass through your star system

Review:  The most memorable part of this episode has to be Bebe Neuwirth’s performance as the nurse with the alien fetish.  But I thoroughly enjoyed the politics that play out as the Malcorians decide whether or not to make friends with the Federation.  Watching scenes from their point of view is a nice treat, and the fear and resistance might be how things would play out on Earth if a Riker landed in D.C.

I am disappointed that Mirasta Yale never reappears during the series run.  It could have been really interesting to see how she handled her transition to being in space and in the Federation.

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