by Michelle Erica Green

The Naked Hereafter

"If Wishes Were Horses" Plot Summary:

Crewmembers' fantasies come to life - some silly and harmless, some deadly. Of course it turns out to be a meddling alien.


Though somewhat darker than most wish-fulfillment episodes, this is an ongoing cliche on Trek, a la "Shore Leave," "The Naked Time," "The Naked Now," "Phantasms," etc. etc. We didn't learn anything particularly compelling about anyone in this episode, other than that some people take their series bible backgrounds too literally. It's always a great relief when stories like this one come to an end.

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