RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,247
Posts: 5,406,896
Members: 24,766
Currently online: 421
Newest member: l33

TrekToday headlines

Star Trek Online Adds More Voyager Actors
By: T'Bonz on Sep 2

The Wil Wheaton Project Axed
By: T'Bonz on Sep 2

Kurtzman’s Production Company Signs Deal
By: T'Bonz on Sep 2

Retro Review: Time’s Orphan
By: Michelle on Aug 30

September-October Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Aug 29

Lee Passes
By: T'Bonz on Aug 29

Trek Merchandise Sale
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Star Trek #39 Villain Revealed
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Trek Big Bang Figures
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Star Trek Seekers Cover Art
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Site Forums > TrekToday News Items

TrekToday News Items Discussion of TrekToday news items

 
 
Thread Tools
Old May 16 2008, 10:27 PM   #1
TrekToday
Rear Admiral
 
The Defector

Plot Summary: Riker interrupts Data's rehearsal of Henry V to call the android and his director - the captain - to the bridge. A Romulan scout ship is spotted crossing the Neutral Zone with a larger Romulan warbird in pursuit. The pilot of the scout ship begs for asylum and is brought aboard the Enterprise, where he warns Picard that the Romulans have established a base on Nelvana III from which they plan to launch a massive invasion in less than two days. When Picard expresses doubts that a low-ranking pilot could have so much tactical information on Romulan military buildups, the pilot admits that he lied about his rank; he is actually Admiral Jarok, the onetime leader of a vicious attack on Federation outposts. Since then, Jarok has had a child, and now he wants her to grow up in a peaceful galaxy, even if she is taught to believe that her father is a traitor for betraying Romulan secrets. Worf is extremely suspicious of this Romulan and says that the Klingon ships in the region would not blindly follow a Romulan into a trap that might make them look like the aggressors in a war. Still, Picard makes the decision to take the Enterprise into the Neutral Zone and to Nelvana III, where there is no sign of a Romulan base. While Picard wonders whether Jarok's loyalty was being tested by superiors who fed him false information, three Romulan warships arrive and decloak. Commander Tomalak from Galorndon Core demands Picard's surrender, but just as Tomalak orders his ships to fire, three Klingon ships uncloak in strategic positions to ensure a stalemate. Tomalak retreats, but Jarok commits suicide.


To read the full reviews, please click here.

TrekToday is offline  
Old May 17 2008, 12:27 AM   #2
Kail
Commodore
 
Kail's Avatar
 
Location: Ga.
Re: The Defector

Great episode. An early classic
__________________
Star Trek: The Animated Series
http://startrekanimated.com

I'm very selective about the reality I accept.
Kail is offline  
Old May 17 2008, 02:41 AM   #3
Unicron
Continuity Spackle
 
Unicron's Avatar
 
Location: Cybertron
Send a message via ICQ to Unicron
Re: The Defector

Agreed. This is one of those eps that helped TNG transition from a somewhat shaky start into some really great stories, and it demonstrates how effectively the Romulans could be used. I wish we'd seen them used more like this, since they're underused.
__________________

"My dream is to eat candy and poop emeralds. I'm halfway successful."


Catbert, Evil Director of Human Resources
Unicron is offline  
Old May 17 2008, 05:39 PM   #4
Pioneer
Captain
 
Re: The Defector

Yes, great episode. Whether Jarok was a war criminal or a hero is a matter of perspective as Jarok himself said. James Sloyan was fantastic, as always.
__________________
Looking to build Element #137 (Feynmanium)
Pioneer is offline  
Old May 18 2008, 02:21 AM   #5
Unicron
Continuity Spackle
 
Unicron's Avatar
 
Location: Cybertron
Send a message via ICQ to Unicron
Re: The Defector

My brain was tired last night. I just realized how much I included the word "used."
__________________

"My dream is to eat candy and poop emeralds. I'm halfway successful."


Catbert, Evil Director of Human Resources
Unicron is offline  
Old May 18 2008, 06:08 PM   #6
Pioneer
Captain
 
Re: The Defector

I wouldn't take all that crap they taught you in English class too seriously. You're a professional now. You have "license".
__________________
Looking to build Element #137 (Feynmanium)
Pioneer is offline  
Old May 26 2008, 10:08 PM   #7
Tralah
Wasting Time Until May 2009
 
Tralah's Avatar
 
Location: Fear the Sombrerofiant!
Re: The Defector

This is one of my favorite episodes. I always wish they could have followed up with what happened to the wife and daughter. It would have been so nice for Picard to have been able to deliver that letter to them.
Tralah is offline  
Old May 26 2008, 10:16 PM   #8
Temis the Vorta
Fleet Admiral
 
Temis the Vorta's Avatar
 
Location: Tatoinne
Re: The Defector

Along with "Balance of Terror" and "The Enemy," this is one of those episodes that really make me pine for the day when Star Trek starts to develop Romulans well, and in earnest. Hopefully Trek XI will just be the start.
Temis the Vorta is offline  
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.