Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge eagerly follows orders to enjoy traveling ahead of the ship by shuttle craft to a technology conference on the planet Risa, till an unexpected Romulan war vessel beams him aboard to be brainwashed with fake holiday memories before returning to the Enterprise with a mission including sabotage and the murder of Chief Miles O'Brien with a spy and mental control e-band device fitted into his visor. Meanwhile the Enterprise is hosting Klingon special ambassador Kell, who doesn't enjoy his mission from the High Council to Kreos, a planet on the border with Federation space territory, which seeks independence at a time the Klingon Empire needs its resources elsewhere and therefore prefers to settle, and investigate if they get any illegal Federation help. The Klingon Governor Vagh claims the rebels got Federation issue weapons, but Data and Geordi find it's a replica, probably Romulan solely to estrange the Klingons from their enemy, the Federation. The ... Written by
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The classical music heard at the beginning of the episode is a selection from the first movement of Beethoven's Sixth. See more
The computer tells Geordi that Risa is "climate controlled for optimum tourist comfort." As Risa hosts multiple species this would be impossible. For example, Vulcans would consider the comfort zone for humans to be quite cold, while Andorians would find it too hot. See more
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Personal log, Chief Engineer Geordi La Forge, stardate 44885.5 - I'm en route to the planet Risa to attend an artificial intelligence seminar. Captain Picard has ordered me to arrive a few days early to have some fun and relax. I intend to follow his orders to the very best of my ability.
References The Manchurian Candidate
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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