Thursday, April 11, 2013

Star Trek TNG Justice

"Justice" is the eighth episode of Star Trek The Next Generation series. Picard's away team find a nice M Class planet called Rubicun III populated with friendly, free and easy humanoids called the Edo. Two scantily clad Edo leaders Rivan (female) and Liator welcome Riker, Deanna, Worf, Tasha Yar and Wesley to their home planet with the traditional Ego greeting.

"Health happiness, pleasant day to you." 

Rivan says "And I welcome this huge one, " (She gives the Klingon a long, sensual hug. I had a good chuckle here, wait for it.) Rivan melts into Worfs arms. The dumb Klingon looks over to Commander Riker and says, "Nice Planet!"

Nice Planet!??!!! What Worf? You've got to be kidding me! The Klingons got a babe swooning all over him and all the daft beggar says, is: "nice planet?" Riker was unimpressed. Next it's Wesley's turn and the wiseguys brick'in it, big style. Being a nerd can be a major disadvantage sometimes.

WORF: Nice planet.


I want to do something too . . . with you. (Great line, lol)

Uh . . . what?

It's something you can teach me. Will you?

Uh . . . well, actually, there are some . . . games . . . I don't quite know yet.

Rubicun III is perfect for shore leave... until Wesley Crusher, son of Chief Medical Officer Dr. Beverly Crusher, "drops the ball" (hehe) totally by breaking the absolute law of the Edo world. So what was the Enterprise kid's crime? Unknown to the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D away team, Rubicun had "punishment zones" scattered throughout their little world which the Klingon, Worf was fast finding out from Tasha Yar. When someone breaks a rule in a randomly-assigned "punishment zone," they're put to death. Law enforcement "Mediators") ask Wesley if he freely admits to the heinous crime of falling on new plants. Wesley stands up straight, deepens his voice, and declares,

"I'm with Starfleet. We don't lie."

The plot thickens with Captain Picard in quite a bind. How will he try to outwit the Edo world's most powerful and mysterious protector? Data calls it the Edo "God" thing.

 Live Long and Prosper, Trekkies.



  1. An episode that was easy on the eyes...

  2. dirty-bird-dirty-war-bird...

  3. I vaguely remember that episode. I also remember not thinking much of it, but, then, I didn't think much of the first season.

  4. I agree with Andrew after reviewing the first season of TNG, it was probably a good thing there was a built in fan base like me, who wanted TNG to succeed, there wasn't a lot to recommend it first season.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

  5. It's a terrible episode.

  6. I remember that was a very controversial episode because of the costuming. I thought it was a lot heavy on the message piece and didn't have that satisfying a resolution.


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