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 Crusher guesses to be the remains of Lieutenant Aquiel Uhnari, the dog's owner, whose personal logs reveal to Gordi her childhood paranoia and theory the local Klingon commander made frequent visit to abuse her, while she also feared her male only 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? Crusher continues the DNA identification with spooky results... Written by KGF Vissers

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Producer Jeri Taylor felt Renee Jones didn't fit the feel of the series. And that the chemistry between her and LeVar Burton "never clicked". See more »

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Reflection visible on the video screen as Geordi reviews Aquiel's personal logs. See more »

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[in a personal letter to her sister, Aquiel is talking about the threat from a Klingon]
Lt. Aquiel Uhnari: I don't... think there'll be any trouble. It just... brings up those feelings of... panic, of wanting to run, wanting to get away from danger. Shianna, I couldn't say this to anyone but you. But the panic... It's the same thing I used to feel whenever Father got angry. When I knew he was going to punish me. Only now, I'm out here in space - and there's nowhere to run.
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Hitchcock murder mystery
20 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a well written and original TNG episode. Don't understand why it receives low rating on IMDb but it rings of Hithcock's TV show. A must see episode for Trekkies and Hitchcock fans. The plot is thick and it leaves the viewer guessing right up until the end. The suspense is masterfully shot by the director. It is an all around winner.

Also its nice to see Klingon's written into an episode that isn't about the empire or war.

I think if people look at this episode in that light then it is a justifiable 8 out of 10. It definitely does not deserve the 5.9 it has received so far.


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