Monday, February 13, 2017

STAR TREK TNG "HAVEN"

Airdate: 30th November, 1987.
 Stardate: 41294.5
 Writers: Tracy Torme and Lan O'Kun
 Season 1 episode 11

USS ENTERPRISE NCC1701-D


Captain Picard's USS Enterprise-D arrives in orbit of the "Haven" homeworld on Stardate 41294.5 Everyones looking forward to shoreleave right? Wrong!!!. First of all a silver chest beams aboard and weirds out counsellor Deanna Troi because the thing speaks!!! A chest for Gawd sake!!! (Armin Shimerman's appearance as the Betazoid Gift Box marks his only non-Ferengi role on Star Trek. - Remember Quark , DS9?)

BETAZOID GIFT BOX - ARMIN SHIMERMAN'S FACE 


 No, No" cries Deanna
 "Whats going on?" Demands Riker calmly
 Its fun watching Tasha Yar hop out of her skin when the Jewels spray all over the transporter pad.
"Jewels!!!!" She exclaims joyfully grabbing them.


TASHA YAR - DENISE CROSBY


The Betazoid greeting box announces Deanna's marriage except for a hitch. Imzadi Commander Riker folds his arms seriously unimpressed. We soon learn of the "fiance" who materializes with his parents, dazzling the counsellor with a chameleon rose but guess what? The dude is only about 5 feet tall,  (seriously what was Riker so worried about?) This guy is teensy.

DEANNA, RIKER AND TASHA IN THE TRANSPORTER ROOM


 "I'm definitely a surprise of some sort."reveals Deanna to Picard.

 Well surprise, surprise, quietly tucked away under Millers arm are drawings of another women and she sure isn't Deanna!! So he hands Deanna the rose and it changes color, very smooth. Apparently, Wyatt Miller "dreamed" of a spacebabe once assumed to be Deanna, calling out to him across the Universe.



DEANNA- MARTINA SIRTIS MEETS FIANCE
 WYATT MILLER


Eventually Troi's telepathic mother, Lwaxanna Troi (Majel Barrett) finally beams aboard. She embarrasses her daughter by making a complete mockery out Captain Picard, forcing a Federation Flagship Captain   carry her luggage! Always so hilarious to watch but what else can we expect from the Daughter of the fifth house of Betazed?

LWAXANNA TROI ARRIVES IN
FULL MAJESTIC SPLENDOUR


The fun kicks off when Millers parents slug it out with Lwaxanna who wants a traditional Betazed wedding, fully naked!!!. Verbal warfare and Mrs Troi's creepy pet vine add to the festivities weirding out Wyatt's mother but hey what a show..... just imagine being there at the actual wedding with all those babes, hmmmm I wonder!!!!

WYATTS MYSTERY DREAM BABE. WHO IS SHE?


 We cut to the real action when the mystery plague ship is spotted on a direct flightpath to Haven. The good news is Wyatt's spacebabe is aboard. I have to admit, its amazing how well Captain Picard reacts to the Tarellian "ship of lepers." So thats the bad news!

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It puzzles me why Riker didn't call for battle stations?

Picard doesn't even call for Red Alert! So okay there was never any crisis, Finally, we get to see Wyatts mystery dream-babe in the flesh herself, Not bad eh? Check her out! What else could Picard do?

 When  a beautiful women like Ariana wants something, what are you going to say????

ARIANA WANTS YOU!


How many of you guys would beam over to a Tarellian death ship to see your dream space babe? Go on do be honest now.....

or maybe your the heartless type to give the order - Mr Worf, SHOOT PHASERS FULL BLAST,!!!


LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!


12 comments:

Sherry Ellis said...

I guess a pretty face is hard for men to resist!

Spacer Guy said...

To kiss or not to kiss that is the question

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

At that age, I would've considered it.
Lwaxanna did get her own traditional wedding later on.

Liz A. said...

Tasha Yar! That's how you know it's a season one ep. (I didn't start watching for a couple years yet.)

Spacer Guy said...

I had to look Lwaxanna up, hehe. She married Ian Andrew whom if memory serves, we never get to see in Star Trek TNG.

The Armchair Squid said...

Lwaxanna episodes are always good value. She's a lot livelier than Nurse Chapel ever was - probably a more fun part to play.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Deanna's mom was such a card.

Birgit said...

Ahhh, these early episodes are a bit campy to me with the music and all but I love Troi's mom and her never speaking butler guy. I remember this well and laughed at the girls outfit.

Tony Laplume said...

Certainly worth noting that Wyatt Miller is played by Robert Knepper, who later in his career would end up playing a far less virtuous character: T-Bag on Prison Break...

Weekend-Windup said...

It was good to have a look at it...

Lexa Cain said...

Since I only slightly remember this episode (mostly Troi's mother), your post is like a teaser. It sounds so cool and now I want to know the ending! Gonna have to Google it... Have a great Valentine's Day and enjoy your GF's gift!!!

A Beer For The Shower said...

Do I remember Quark? Psh, of course I do. I loved him in DS9. I never would have recognized Armin Shimerman here, though. Not that I would recognize him anyway, since he always seems to be in some kind of make up...

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