Approaching the space station on planet Tanaga 4, the Enterprise gets a message from local Dr. Nel Apgar, but before she can speak it explodes. The ship is visited by the planet's chief investigator, who wants to arrest Commander William T. Riker for murder after he was overheard threatening Apgar, the accuser being his present widow, Manua Apgar. The captain refuses to extradite Riker to a legal system which operates on the presumption of guilt until proven innocent, so he allows only an investigation on board, for which Data provides ample technological assistance, reproducing the station on the holodeck. Riker had a secret mission there concerning the development of a low energy converter, and was seduced by his host's wife Manua Apgar, with whom the scientist 'cought' him. According to data from the planet, the fatal energy burst, of an unidentified nature, started from the spot Riker stood just at the time of his transporting to the Enterprise. After energy strikes on board, the ...
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In Manua's version of events, Riker paraphrases the story of Rapunzel. There is no reason to think she would know an Earth fairy tale. See more
I must apologize for my husband's lack of social graces. He may be one of the great scientific minds in the galaxy, but... he does come up a bit short in other areas.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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