Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 2, Episode 18

Up the Long Ladder (20 May 1989)

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When Starfleet receives an Earth-like distress signal from deep in space, the Enterprise is sent to investigate. Picard suspects the Earthlings in question may have originated with SS ... See full summary »

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When Starfleet receives an Earth-like distress signal from deep in space, the Enterprise is sent to investigate. Picard suspects the Earthlings in question may have originated with SS Mariposa which carried a group of Utopians hundreds of years before. He is intrigued at the odd mix of equipment they carry. When they arrive, they realize that solar flares from the planet's sun will kill them and the Captain orders the colonists removed to the Enterprise for their safety. When the refugees mention there is another group from which they've separated for hundreds of years, the ship travels to the Mariposa colony which is made up entirely of clones of the original inhabitants. Meanwhile, Worf collapses at his station on the bridge and Dr. Pulaski tries to diagnose what may be wrong with him. He's less than pleased when she tells him that he has the Klingon version of the measles. Written by garykmcd

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The title is part of the traditional Irish expression "Up the long ladder and down the short rope", i.e. being executed by hanging. See more »

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When transporting several Bringloidi and their animals and livestock from the planet surface, they appear on the transporter pad on the Enterprise standing atop a layer of hay. This is clearly a goof, in that when crew members transport up from the surface of a planet, they do not bring with them dirt, grass or the like that they were standing on during the transporter process. See more »

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Captain Jean-Luc Picard: They started out together. It seems only... fitting they should end up together.
Doctor Pulaski: It's a match made in heaven.
Commander William T. Riker: Unfortunately, it will have to be a shotgun wedding.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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interesting but dull episode
18 November 2009 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Starting with a distress beacon call which was used by "European Hegemony" after WWIII, a series of events happen and under the carpet we see the true messages the episode tries to impose us:

"European Hegemony is a loose alliance on Earth at the 22nd Century ... and the first of stirrings of World Government" -Picard says

Whether you get this as a condescending declaration about European Economic Community (European Union after 1993 - 4 years after the episode)from the victor nation of Cold War or you get this as an insightful sign from Gene Roddenbery consistent with actual history and "The Venus Project".

What ever you believe, I believe Rosalyn Landor is the sexiest English woman with those eyebrows, chin and breathtaking naked neck&shoulder composition...

And I must say, forget about Riker, she has a belly that can even seduce his holiness The Pope.


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