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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This takes place in 2365. See more »

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The back story for WWIII and the formation of the United Earth government is inconsistent with other references throughout the Trek universe. Here these events are said to have happened in the 22nd century, most other Star Trek references place them in the 21st. See more »

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Doctor Pulaski: Tell me, is your entire population made up of clones, Prime Minister?
Lieutenant Worf: Clones?
Commander William T. Riker: Clones?
Prime Minister Granger: Clones.
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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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