'Critical Care' Reviews

By Christian
November 3, 2000 - 12:48 AM

  • Over at AnotherUniverse, Michelle Erica Green has put up her review of 'Critical Care', yesterday's new Voyager episde. Though the episode's message was a little obvious, Green rather liked 'Critical Care':

    Despite being a little obvious and over-the-top in its criticism of managed health care, this episode has snappy pacing and good performances by an extended list of guest stars. Picardo got to do a turn as McCoy among the barbarians -- no cracks about needles and sutures, but he did make a remark about leeches. Despite the advance hype, "Critical Care" feels less like an original Trek ethics episode than one of the Next Generation tales where Crusher or Data wound up in a less-civilized society and had to find some way to teach Federation values instantaneously.

    A full analysis, as well as a synopsis of the episode, can be found here.

  • Shaun Whiteaker at Section 31 has also posted a review of the episode. Here's a snippet:

    I have to say that "Critical Care" just wasn't able to reach the level that other socially relevant Star Trek stories have in the past. I expected to see a more challenging morality play like the one featured in Deep Space Nine's "The Quickening." Too many events were just too predictable. This was standard VGR fair: Good, solid, yet predictable entertainment.

    In the actual review, the episode is awarded a rating of 6 out of 10.

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