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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This episode was an allegory to US veterans of the Vietnam War, integrating back into American society. See more
When Worf meets the turbolift supposedly carrying Danar, the door markings indicate that he's on deck 12. However, the location of the security cells that Danar had just escaped from are on deck 36. See more
And my understanding is that these men are programed to survive, is that correct?
Counselor Deanna Troi
And that they will not kill unless their survival is at stake?
Lt. Commander Data
It is against their nature to do so, Captain.
Then let us hope they do not believe their survival is at stake.
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