10/16/13

Star Trek: Asterisk "First Contact"

Vital Information
Series: The Next Generation
Episode: S04E15
Air Date: February 18, 1991
Written by: Dennis Russell Bailey, David Bischoff, Joe Menosky, Ronald D. Moore and Michael Piller; and Marc Scott Zicree
Directed by: Cliff Bole

Premise
The Malcorians discover an alien in their midst! Riker was injured while undercover and now Picard has to get him back using his superpower of diplomacy.

Recap
Captain Picard looks into a mirror and what he sees is not himself. It's his face, but as he looks harder, a Borg implant emerges from his chee--... wait, hold on... *shuffles papers* I'm sorry, that was the movie First Contact. This is the episode... Let's start over.... A man is rushed into a hospital room unconscious. The Malcorian doctors an nurses work him over and find that he is not like them. His heart is in the wrong place, some of his ribs are missing... and his has fingers and toes! We finally get a good look at this strange alien being and find him to be familiar: it's First Officer Commander William T. Riker... with bumps on his forehead.

10/5/13

Star Trek: Asterisk "Clues"

Vital Information
Series: The Next Generation
Episode: S04S14
Air Date: Feb 11, 1991
Written By: Bruce D Arthurs and Joe Menosky
Directed By: Les Landau

Premise
After falling unconscious for what Data claims was thirty seconds, Picard finds all the clues that they were out for much longer without the help of Blue.

Recap
We start on the holodeck where Picard has a date with Guinan to show her around the Dixon Hill program. They unwittingly get involved in a holo-murder and Guinan says "this is what you call fun??" Picard insists that the hunt for clues is the fun part. Who killed him? Where's the money he was talking about? But then Data calls in with a 24th century mystery: an M-class planet in a system where it shouldn't be. When they go to investigate, the Enterprise falls into a wormhole and everyone passes out just in time for the commercial break.