Threshold (VOY S2 E15)

Published on: 14th November, 2023

Recommended by Greg:

"Threshold is a controversial episode, and in rewatch, I can see all the reasons NOT to like it. But also, it's such a corny episode, and the premise drives it forward a lot until we get to what I love most:

Threshold is a monster movie. It's like the original Universal monster movies Frankenstein, The Fly, Wolfman, Dracula and movies I watched with my brother as a kid. The section with Tom transforming is my favorite parts. The resolution and end? Yeah, it's silly.

But the middle half where it's straight up monster movie stuff just brings a smile to my face. "

Threshold first aired on January 29, 1996, story by Michael De Luca, teleplay by Brannon Braga, and directed by Alexander Singer

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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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