Skin Of Evil (TNG S1 E23)

Published on: 20th February, 2024

Skin Of Evil (Star Trek: The Next Generation, S1 E23) was recommended by Mark Nixon, who said:

This was one of my earliest experiences of horror and ultimately proved formative in the developments of my tastes and values as a storyteller. At that age I saw Riker as the coolest, bravest guy I had ever seen, and to see him being helplessly dragged by some invisible force while screaming for help? Chilling stuff indeed.

Plus Picard gets to *really* Picard, in a season that gave their captain less opportunities to be the hero in a way that Kirk did.

Skin Of Evil first aired on April 25, 1988, written by story by Joseph Stefano, teleplay by Joseph Stefano & Hannah Louise Shearer, and directed by Joseph L. Scanlan

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The Joy of Trek
Every Star Trek story is somebody's favorite, and that might as well be us!
Two lifelong besties (and their trusty engineer) adventure through the vast constellations of Star Trek's decades on TV, especially the lesser-loved stories.

But instead of bitching about why they’re bad, we’re going to find the joy in each of them, because everybody loves the great episodes, but it takes dedication, insight, and hard-working fools to love the clunkers too.

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