In episode 121, THE ARSENAL OF FREEDOM, The USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D is following up on clues which eventually lead to a technologically advanced world called Minos. The mystery is... what happened to everybody on the planet?
So when the Enterprise-D away team beam down, Riker is greeted by a techno knock off imitating his friend Paul Rice in the jungle who is in fact..... one of the planets deadly weapon systems. So can this possibly get any worse? Well yes it does for starters Riker gets snared in a techno bubble trapping him. This meant the Captain had to beam down leaving Geordi in charge of the Enterprise-D.
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Meanwhile killer drones swoop in for the kill and attack. QUESTION: Why is sophisticated technical equipment still functioning on a planet devoid of life? We soon learn from the proud Echo Pappa Series 607 Salesman!
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Crusher is hurt by her fall into the Cavern, Meanwhile killer defence technology is still analysing Riker, Data and Tasha for humanoid target practise so it can construct stronger deadlier weapons! Now that only happens in Star Trek!
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Why the doctor and Captain beam down is a mystery, after plunging 50 feet into a Cavern, poor Beverly struggles for her dear life. Its cool when Picard asks for options and Beverly beats Data with the answer!
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Basically it's a tale of survival as well as of growth for Laforge. Very simple, very direct and yet very enjoyable. Worth watching. So whose side were you rooting for? -
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