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First 'Unimatrix Zero II' Reviews

By Christian
October 4, 2000 - 10:34 PM

Based on Paramount review tapes of tonight's season opener, a couple of media sources have already put up a review of 'Unimatrix Zero, Part Two'. In the first place, there's Matt Springer at Cinescape, who wasn't outright positive about the episode. In addition to a flaw which isn't really one (that the episode is only understandable for people who've seen Part One, but that airs right before Part Two), Springer found a lot more with the episode:

"Unimatrix II" has plenty of other flaws to its credit, though--rushed plotting, sloppy logic and the submerging of many fine potential character moments in favor of supporting both. There are a few nice scenes in the episode, but at the conclusion of each one, the plot has to hurtle forward, every scene packed with two to three times the amount of exposition that should safely be stored in your average sci-fi television scene.

Essentially, you get what is so often delivered by part two of a Trek two-parter: a disappointing, harried conclusion to a promising story.

For the full thing, please go here.

In addition, 'Unimatrix Zero, Part Two' was reviewed in the 'What To Watch' section of the new Entertainment Weekly, in which reviewer Marc Bernardin awarded the episode a B:

When we last saw Captain Janeway [and] her noble crew, they were sticking their noses where they don't belong, trying to liberate the few Borg drones who can access the individualizing dream state called Unimatrix Zero. Why they're doing this is, as the Borg Queen would say, irrelevant. The upshot is that Janeway is put in the kind of moral quandry that 'Trek' thrives on: Should she let the entire Borg Collective perish to save an innocent few? As one who has watched the rascally cyborgs routinely kick Starfleet butt, all I can say is, "Duh."

Thanks go out to Jeff 'Koganuts' Koga for the above transcript! 'Unimatrix Zero, Part One and Part Two' of course air tonight at 8:00pm on UPN.

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