Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Old Earth Satellite

O is for Old Earth Satellite. The USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D encounters frozen bodies in Star Trek TNG episode of 'the neutral zone.' The strange thing is these humans died over 300 years ago on planet earth!

All is definitely not what it seems. Data the android is fascinated by the 20th century Old Earth Vessel and is itching to investigate. Blackbeard reluctantly gives his officers the green light. Together Worf and Data beam aboard only to discover three humans in a deep freeze cryogenic sleep!

The question facing Data now is what to do with them? A mystery also surrounds the destruction of Federation and Romulan outposts marking the arrival of the United Federation of Planet's secretive neighbours, the Romulans after 50 years of silence. Captain Picard's return to the USS Enterprise-D reveals the man is not a happy camper. Data's and Dr Beverly Crusher shenanigans only makes matters worse. The good doctor has little choice but to thaw out the Enterprise's new passengers, apparently. Picard is unimpressed.

I am never critical of any member of my staff being curious, but... the timing is just so...
DATA
I could not leave them there, Captain. The condition of the vehicle was deteriorating.
PICARD
But, Data -- they were already dead. I mean... what more could have happened to them?
DATA
I see your point, Captain, but at the time...

What would you have done?

6 comments :

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Don't think I could've left them there either.

Tony Laplume, Scouring Monk said...

Otherwise known as the episode that left the first big clue about the existence of the Borg.

Deana said...

I would have taken them too, I mean come on. Data, you are forgiven in my book:)

DL Hammons said...

I'd have thawed them out as well. :)

Spacerguy said...

This trek episode proves beyond doubt that Data has a soul.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Tough call. At least take the bodies for burial I say. And Data definitely has a soul.
- Maurice Mitchell
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