The Enterprise arrives at planet Angosha III, which wants to join the Federation. While their PM Naydor stresses pacifism and intellectualism, prisoner Roga Danar's escape from a maximal security facility is reported; the Enterprise undertakes to capture his cargo vessel, but it eludes the starship at an asteroid; after more tricks, the prisoner is beamed aboard and stunned with great difficulty. Danar has no life signs, his record is military. It is found he was in a program to turn unknowing Angoshan volunteer army recruits into perfect soldiers, by chemical and mind programming. He means it when he says he would rather die then return as prisoner, proves a master at escape and then surprises again... Written by
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, who plays the Prime Minister of Angosia, would go on to play other roles in the Star Trek universe, most notably Zephram Cochrane, the father of warp drive on earth, in Star Trek: First Contact
(1996). See more
During the episode's climax, Danar shoots at the wall past the prime minister. In a subsequent shot, the scorch mark caused by the shot vanishes. See more
In your own words, this is not our affair. We cannot interfere in the natural course of your society's development. And I'd say it's going to develop significantly in the next few minutes.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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