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Old April 24 2009, 09:46 PM   #1
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The Mind's Eye

Plot Summary: LaForge is on his way to a scientific seminar on Risa when a Romulan warbird appears in his path. The Romulans send an impostor to the conference, tractor the shuttle and beam LaForge aboard their ship, where they use the neural interface with LaForge's VISOR to reprogram him to follow their orders. Meanwhile, the Enterprise picks up Klingon envoy Kell, who is trying to put down an uprising in the Kriosian system amidst accusations that the Federation is helping the rebels. Klingon Governor Vagh and his people intercept a cache of weapons that appear to be from Starfleet, but Data and LaForge conclude that the weapons are imperfect duplicates produced by the Romulans. Under mind control, LaForge - who has returned with false memories of the seminar on Risa - tries to transport real Starfleet weapons to Krios. When the Klingons detect the transport, Vagh send warships. Picard believes that the Romulans must be responsible for this attempt to spark a war between the Klingons and the Federation, but he cannot track down the crewmember responsible for using the transporter for the illegal transfer of weapons. Worf concludes that only a handful of officers are capable of reprogramming isolinear chips to erase a transport record, and LaForge proves to be the only one without an alibi. Kell asks Picard to invite Vagh aboard to witness the investigation into the crime; then, in secret, Kell orders LaForge to kill Vagh when the governor arrives and claim that Starfleet gave orders to support the Klingon rebels. All the while, Data is detecting inexplicable e-band emissions of the sort that might interact with a VISOR interface. Suspicious, he examines LaForge's shuttlecraft and discovers that it was subjected to a tractor beam. Just as LaForge is preparing to shoot Vagh, Data orders Worf to apprehend the engineer and stops the asssassination attempt. Only Captain Picard and Ambassador Kell were with LaForge each time the emissions were detected, so Data surmises that one of them must have a transmitter. In order to avoid being searched, Kell asks for asylum on the Enterprise, but Vagh takes him into custody. Later, Troi begins to help LaForge reconstruct his true memories.


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Old April 27 2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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Re: The Mind's Eye

I really wonder if TNG was an arc based show as we see these days with 24 and Heroes what would have happened with Geordi. While The Mind's Eye was a fantastic episode, and an underrated one in my opinion, I do agree that it's one flaw was that it ended too early and we couldn't see the after effect. It's a shame it wasn't brought up again, like in Redemption.
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Old April 27 2009, 02:28 PM   #3
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Yes, well...if, someday, Trek returns as a television series, there's a good chance (or at least we can hope) that strong character arcs will be a part of that.

Re: this particular episode: I liked it; it's intense. Even though we know from the beginning that Geordi is programmed, we don't know exactly what he has been programmed to do. Is he a saboteur and/or an assassin? That's why the scenes with O'Brien are chilling.

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