Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6, Episode 13

Aquiel (30 Jan. 1993)

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Murderous intrigue abounds for the Enterprise when one of the crew aboard a subspace station is believed dead, and suspected to have taken part in it until the Klingons show up with the young lieutenant, to Geordi's taste.

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Bringing supplies to a Federation subspace communications relay station near the Klingon border, the Enterprise finds it deserted by shuttle, only a dog remains. There is a residue Dr. Crusher guesses to be the remains of Lt. Aquiel Uhnari, the dog's owner, whose personal logs reveal to Geordi her childhood paranoia and theory the local Klingon commander made frequent visits to abuse her, while she also feared her only male colleague. When Picard hints at his influence with the Klingon leader since he arbitrated his succession, the planet governor Torak accepts to help himself - and produces Aquiel, alive - or not, and what about the DNA traces Worf found of one single Klingon? Dr. Crusher continues the DNA identification with spooky results... Written by KGF Vissers

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With the O'Briens' departure to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) had lost its only married couple. This episode was intended to show that marriage and serious relationships continued into the 24th Century. In Season 7, Nurse Ogawa and her husband started a family, so the idea was obviously pursued. See more »

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[La Forge has questioned Aquiel about her insubordinate conduct toward Lt. Rocha, who is presumed killed]
Lt. Aquiel Uhnari: Keith Rocha was obnoxious from the minute he reported to duty. He treated me as though I was beneath contempt. I felt like I had to battle him, to hold my own. But I didn't want to see him dead.
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Geordi La Forge vs Mr. Peanut
24 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another great ep that took a critical pounding. I wholeheartedly say "Get Stuffed!"-Even to Ron who wrote it! It was great. I never knew the "Mr Peanut effect" - I thought I was the only one who called it that.

This ep begins as a Murder Mystery as someone else suggests. And just as any Hitchcock Mystery, this episode has a "Maguffin" - That thing which our attention is drawn to while the real murderer slips right under our noses from the very start.

In a Hitchcockian Mystery, the bad guy is one of the first characters introduced. As with Hitchcock, so too Braga and Moore in this Jeri Taylor story.

Our Psycho Murder House is a Communications Station in deep space - Near the Klingon Border. As Worf and Geordi and Riker investigate a grim scene indeed, foul play is evident. Geordi finds a great dog in a locker, apparently just left there.

The Victim appears to be a woman, Lt. Aquiel Unhari (the very attractive Renée Jones) - The owner of the dog. And Geordi has to break into her private communiques to try to find clues as to what happened. There was another Lieutenant posted - Never seen but referred to, is missing and there is a grease-spot of protoplasmic goo embedded into a metal plate, which Dr. Crusher must needs extract from the metal.

There was also a Klingon Commander who had been harassing the station - Reg E. Cathey as "Morag" - And he is a suspect. But the Klingon Governor of that parsec of space pulls a conundrum from his pocket - He drags in Lt Unhari, who claims memory loss, making her the perfect suspect.

But when Crusher finally separates the goo from the metal - It becomes her hand! She describes this as a "Coalescent Life Form" which on a smaller scale, ingest other life forms and Mimic them - But on a larger scale, can they imitate people?

All Signs point to Aquiel, is this misdirection?

Until Geordi comes face to face with a Coalescent "Peanut Monster" and was lucky he had a Phaser in his drawer and has to "waporize" it.

I will not say which character in this array of interesting characters is our "Coalescent Monster" - Find out!


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