“The Inner Light”

After House this evening, I watched the episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that I had my TiVo record for me today, “The Inner Light”. As I mentioned earlier, I have seen the episode once before, several years ago and I thought it was terrific. Often times we make these things out to be bigger in our head than they are in reality, but this was not one of those times. I watched it again tonight and I thought it was an incredible episode. The story is phenomenal and the acting is perfect. It is an interesting episode because it involves almost no special effects and in fact, is acted out almost as though it is a stage play. It’s emotional ending was more powerful this time, even though I knew what was coming.

I’ve told TiVo not to delete that one. I imagine I’ll be going back and watching it again some day.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.