Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 5, Episode 13

The Masterpiece Society (8 Feb. 1992)

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The Enterprise is on a mission to warn the human colony of an artificial paradisiac biosphere on planet Moab 4's southern colony of the approach of a massive stellar fragment, which will ... See full summary »

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The Enterprise is on a mission to warn the human colony of an artificial paradisiac biosphere on planet Moab 4's southern colony of the approach of a massive stellar fragment, which will impact with seismic force causing a tectonic disaster. However its competent, considerate leader Aaron Conor refuses to evacuate, confident their biosphere can withstand earthquakes. He does allow a small Enterprise party to visit their society, which they believe far superior after eight generations of selective breeding which nearly eliminated the remaining human risk factors. Despite their rigid rule never to leave, scientist Hannah Bates is allowed to come aboard to work out a method to deflect the approaching fragment jointly with Geordi, who as blind man would not even have been born in their society, by a tractor beam and updates to the biosphere itself. Picard disapproves of genetic 'predisposition' on principle, Troi becomes platonic intimate with Conor, who would be prepared to accept her ... Written by KGF Vissers

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The idea for this story passed through six writers altogether. They couldn't figure out how to define a genetically engineered society. See more »

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As the landing party enters the lab to meet Dr. Hannah Bates for the first time, Will Riker is walking very fast with his head down, not watching where he's going, and almost walks into the wall to the left of the doorway. He looks up at the last moment and avoids bumping into the wall, jumping through the doorway just in time. Although his character could be smiling at the occasion of meeting Dr. Bates, it sure looks like he's trying to suppress a laugh at his near miss with the wall. See more »

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Martin Benbeck: This is in direct violation of the intentions of our founders, Aaron.
Aaron Conor: I don't think they intended us to die, Martin.
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Picard and crew seemed okay with this society...I thought they seemed a bit scary.
23 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A giant piece of space whatever is hurtling towards a planet, Moab IV. Being intergalactic nice-guys, the Enterprise offers to help the folks living on a colony there. However, inexplicably, the folks on the colony are difficult and only eventually respond to the ship's calls. The reason they were hesitant, is that the colony is some sort of weird eugenics experiment--where children are bred to be 'perfect' and no imperfections are allowed. This reminded me of the Nazi ideals, but the Enterprise showed surprising respect for these jerks. However, contact with these folks ends up changing their society, as some of the members decided it just isn't worth staying on their isolated little enclave.

This is an okay episode. What surprised me was the non-judgmental attitude everyone seemed to have for these elitist folks who breed much like cattle! Odd but not especially exciting.


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