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The Mind's Eye 

Geordi is brainwashed by the Romulans to assassinate a Klingon governor.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (created by), René Echevarria (teleplay by) (as Rene Echevarria) | 6 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Lawrence Dobkin ... Ambassador Kell (as Larry Dobkin)
John Fleck ... Taibak
Colm Meaney ... Chief Miles O'Brien
Edward Wiley Edward Wiley ... Governor Vagh
Majel Barrett ... Enterprise Computer (voice)


Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge eagerly follows orders to travel ahead of the ship by shuttle craft to a technology conference on the planet Risa, until 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 Krios, a planet on the border of 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 plot ... Written by KGF Vissers

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47-Reference: As Geordi LaForge is rerouting the power flow from the transporter in Cargo Bay IV to the replicator system, the computer informs him that "Power has been rerouted through auxiliary power distribution system code number 44762". 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 »


[first lines]
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.
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Shades of The Manchurian Candidate
24 April 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In this TNG story Geordi LaForge is waylaid and captured by Romulans who subject him to some futuristic brainwashing techniques using his visor to give him subliminal messages.

The mission the Romulans want him to do is assassinate a Klingon governor who is on the Enterprise for a conference. Said governor is accusing the Federation of aiding rebels against the Klingon Empire.

It's a race against time with Data taking the lead in tracking down what is happening. Kudos to both Brent Spiner and Levar Burton as this is their episode.

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25 May 1991 (USA) See more »

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