5/31/14

Star Trek: Asterisk "Night Terrors"

Vital Information
Series: The Next Generation
Episode: S04E16
Air Date: March 18, 1991
Written by: Pamela Douglas, Jeri Taylor, and Shari Goodhartz
Directed by: Les Landau

Premise
While the rest of the Enterprise can't dream and are stuck in a binary star system, Troi saves the day by flying through green clouds and taking care of a wedgie.

Recap
While flying through deep space, the Enterprise comes upon a binary star system in which the U.S.S. Brittain has been stuck for the past few days. They have no idea why, only that they sent out a distress signal, and when they scan the ship, there are not a whole lot in the way of life signs. Troi uses her built-in natural sensors and senses... something... so she requests to be put on the away team. When the away team gets there, they find everyone dead by what seems to have been their own hands, except for one quivering mass of a male Betazoid hiding in a closet. He's speechless, and not just because Troi's there.

5/29/14

Star Trek: Asterisk "Galaxy's Child"

Vital Information
Series: The Next Generation
Episode: S04E16
Air Date: March 11, 1991
Written by: Maurice Hurley and  Thomas Kartozian
Directed by: Winrich Kolbe

Premise
Geordi gets friend zoned while Crusher delivers a space baby.

Recap
It starts off innocently enough. Picard tells Geordi that Dr. Leah Brahms is coming on board to look at the engines, and Geordi admits he's studied her work, but he's trying to keep it on the DL that he actually fell in love with a holographic projection of her while they were in the "Booby Trap." He especially tries to keep that secret when she comes on board and says "So, you're the one who mucked up my engines." See, Brahms was the designer of the engines that the Enterprise used, but Geordi needed to make some adjustments while they were out exploring. She is not pleased. So you can imagine how she would feel if she knew Geordi was stalking her.