Hi Trekkers,Spacerguy here. We know the feel good factor of saurian brandy, right? Its Christmas, that lack of good judgement, just one more merry sherry hit before stopping by the second star to the left... Well my friends, In Star Trek TNG "the Naked Now" Science ship Tsiolkovsky investigating a nearby collapsing star has fallen victim to its own self destructive wild passionate behaviour! All is not what it seems in trekiverse.
|Tasha Yar aka Denise Crosby |
"but I got out of my uniform for you Data"
|USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D and USS Tsiolkovsky|
The crew are getting so loaded with "cheer" and intoxication that one crew says " yeah do it" and out blasts the airlock into outer space along with all the bridge crew. Sure it was a blast, a pure dopamine rush comparable to getting high on alcohol but....The question is how?
|AIRLOCK OPEN - CREW PUSHED OUT|
|GEORDI LA FORGE investigates Tsiolkovsky|
When Starfleets USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D finest arrive to investigate strange activity on the science starship with the supernova of a giant star nearby. It really is touch and go when a PSI 2000 variant virus infects the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D. So can things get any worse? Yes they can! Someone has yanked out all the computer chips paralysing the starship! Mr Data who replaced all the computer microchips at lightspeed with nano-seconds to spare and Mr Shimota gets kia.
|Wesley Crusher Repulser Beam Project|
WESLEY's Picard voice: Attention all decks, all divisions. Effective immediately I have handed over control of this vessel to acting Captain Wesley Crusher.
PICARD: Acting Captain!!!
WESLEY: Thank you Captain Picard, Thank you and with that order dawns a brave new day for the Enterprise.
|USS Tsliolkovsky and asteroid|
I hear you trekkers! Wesley drunk on the PSI 2000 virus. Whats even more puzzling is the deus ex machina (God out of the machine) device that saves the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D sat the last minute. "The Naked Now" is a homage to "The Naked Time". This entire episode depends on Dr Crushers son Science Project (which resembles a toy) Its got a built in tractor beam which diverts the science ship and acts as a push off for the Enterprise-D which vacates the flightpath of the celestial object in space hurtling towards them.
|Wesley and Geordi observing a tractor beam.|
QUESTION: How did the intoxicating virus from science starship Tsiolkovsky infect the Chief of security Tasha Yar?
|Tasha Yar actress Denise Crosby in Star Trek The Next Generation|
TASHA: But I got out of uniform for you, Data. Do you know how old I was when I was abandoned?
DATA: Chronological age? No, I am afraid I am not familiar with
TASHA: Five. Five years old, but I survived. I learned how to stay alive, how to avoid the rape gangs. I was fifteen before I escaped.
DATA: I am sorry. I did not know,
TASHA: And what I want now is gentleness. And joy. And love. From you, Data. You are fully functional, aren't you?
DATA: Of course, but
TASHA: How fully?
DATA: In every way, of course. I am programmed in multiple techniques, a broad variety of pleasuring,
TASHA: Oh, you jewel! That's exactly what I hoped.
Meanwhile on the flagship bridge of the federations finest in the galaxy Picard is losing patience.
PICARD: Number One, MacDougal, get that boy out of Engineering.
(Riker and MacDougal leave)
WORF: Sir, I'm getting very strange reports from all decks.
PICARD: Such as?
WORF: Such as the ship's Training Division ordering all officers to attend a lecture on metaphysics.
DATA: Confirmed, sir. And there was a rather peculiar limerick being delivered by someone in the Shuttlecraft bay. I am not sure I understand it. There was a young lady from Venus whose body was shaped like.........
YELLS PICARD: Captain to Security, come in!
DATA: Did I say something wrong?
WORF: I don't understand their humour either.
|Worf is dumbfounded - When one does not have the words.|
|Android Data repeats limerick|
|Dr Beverly and Picard entertain ideas but the Enterprise-D must come first.|
The crew are getting wasted, lol. The big question is who is in charge of the USS Enterprise NCC 1701-D while Crusher is running amok in Main engineering which isn't yet Geordi Laforges Warp Core. Several good comedy pieces to laugh at including Beverly and Picard's craving passions over each other. Strictly professional after all the Enterprise-D relies only on Starfleet's best!
Live Long and Prosper Trekkers!
Data got quite the education.
Looking at the images - they were all so young once!
So, completely off topic, Wil Wheaton was on Celebrity Jeopardy a few weeks ago, and they actually had a Star Trek question. And another celebrity rang in first and got to ask the question, "Who is Picard?" Oh, Wheaton was irritated... (He did win the game, though.)
I hate to tell Denise Crosby but that's not a flattering outfit despite all it reveals.
That was a crazy episode. And it was sweet how that intimacy stayed with Data through the series and the movies.
Data sure did Alex but then he was programmed to serve. Looking back its been fun watching TNG and comparing it to TOS
Wil Wheaton has kept mainstream with contemporary stuff, BigBang cameos, blogging and is in an episode of Star Trek Picard Liz
lol, Diane blame Star Trek TNG producers - its 35 years old now
Data had a vast data bank pardon the pun, I suppose the actor had to learn his lines well and get the cues right Weaver which couldn't have been easy.
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