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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In a meeting with Prime Minister Granger, Dr. Pulaski asks how they overcame replicative fading. This is explained as a problem when making a copy of a copy. To get around this problem, they could have just kept making clones from the DNA of the 5 original colonists. 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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Lieutenant Worf: I am fine.
Doctor Pulaski: You're not fine, you fainted.
Lieutenant Worf: I did not faint. Klingons do not faint.
Doctor Pulaski: Excuse me, I'll rephrase: this Klingon suffered a dramatic drop in blood pressure; his blood glucose level dropped. There was deficient blood flow resulting from circulatory failure. In other words, he curled up his toes and lay unconscious on the floor.
Lieutenant Worf: Doctor, there is no need to insult me.
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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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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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