* (1 star out of 5)
Finally, the answer to the question no one ever asked: what happens if you accelerate beyond Warp 10? Screw the Warp 5 speed limit! What if you break the speed limit of infinite velocity?
Well, stupidly, you see everything everywhere all at once. Then you become everything everywhere or something. Followed by death, some slight Time-Lord-ism, and moderate to extreme flakiness. In every sense of the word. Thomas Paris sheds his skin and tongue, or as they call it in the business, "Going Full Brundlefly".
I'm not prejudiced against mutants. Ninja Turtles? Like 'em. Monster stories? Like 'em. Not all of them, but a lot of them. This is not one of them. It's a horrible mess, and if there's something to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, it's that Star Trek doesn't make appalling episodes like this one all that often.
It's hard to say what's worst for me about "Threshold". The blasphemy? The Scientific Balderdash? Heroes abandoning their offspring from a one-night stand without a second thought or backward glance? I had to seriously consider adding a rating LOWER than one star. But I usually like Braga's writing, the make-up got an Emmy, and somebody had to build those fucking catfish puppets. Plus I can't fault the acting: they are chewing all the scenery they're supposed to. Sometimes it's nobody's fault: sometimes big, unfixable, glaring, brain-melting mistakes just happen.