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Justice
Stardate 41255.6
Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 8 (1.8)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
Patrick Stewart   IMDB   Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes   IMDB   Commander William T. Riker
Levar Burton   IMDB   Lieutenant JG Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby   IMDB   Lieutenant Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn   IMDB   Lieutenant JG Worf
Gates McFadden   IMDB   Commander Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis   IMDB   Lt. Commander Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner   IMDB   Lt. Commander Data
Wil Wheaton   IMDB   Wesley Crusher
Guest Cast:
Brenda Bakke   IMDB   Rivan
Jay Louden   IMDB   Liator
Josh Clark   IMDB   Conn
David Q. Combs   IMDB   First Mediator
Richard Lavin   IMDB   Second Mediator
Judith Jones   IMDB   Edo Girl
Eric Matthew   IMDB   First Edo Boy
David Michael Graves   IMDB   Second Edo Boy
Brad Zerbst   IMDB   Nurse
Music:
Dennis McCarthy   IMDB
Director:
James L. Conway   IMDB
Teleplay:
Worley Thorne   IMDB
Story:
John D.F. Black   IMDB
Worley Thorne   IMDB
Published
Laser Disc   ST:TNG LaserDisc Volume 04
DVD   ST:TNG DVD 1.2
VHS   ST:TNG VHS 1.3
Teaser
The Next Generation Teaser #008: Justice

When Wesley is sentenced to death for innocently violating a foreign planet's customs, Captain Picard is forced to choose between negotiating for Wesley's life or adhering to the Federation's prime directive which prohibits interfering with another civilization's way of life.
Synopsis
After delivering a party of Earth colonists to the Strnad Solar System, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise anxiously awaits a pending shore leave on the pastoral planet of Rubicam III.

The civilization, whose inhabitants are known as the Edo, is less advanced than those on Earth but is brimming with love, health and sensual pleasure.

Vacation plans are suddenly thwarted when Wesley, playing with the Edo children, innocently violates a planet law and is sentenced to death. At the same time, the crew is confronted by a mysterious vessel that appears to be existing in two dimensions simultaneously. The vessel, protesting the installation of Earth colonists in the Strnad Solar System, startles the crew by sending a powerful light object that enters Data's mind and renders him unconscious.

In order to determine the origins of the vessel, Captain Picard beams down to Edo and negotiates to save Wesley's life for a few more hours and asks for Edo assistance in determining the origins of the mysterious vessel.

Beaming aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise with a knowledgeable Edo woman, the Captain soon learns the Edo consider the vessel as "God." To make matters worse, it is learned that the inhabitants of this powerful object are observing the crew's morals and preparing to pass judgment.

Picard returns to Rubicam III and despite Edo objections and the Federation's prime directive, beams Wesley and the crew back to the U.S.S. Enterprise. Preparing to face the wrath of the mysterious vessel for violating Edo customs, Picard and crew are pleasantly surprised that the judgment passed on the starship is favorable. The alien vessel fades away.
Reviews

By Dark Materia on 13 Dec 2002 14:04:05
This Rubicon 3 place isn't a half bad, with everyone running around in skimpy underwear and all. The Edo God is nicely done and apparently they used most of their budget on that ship, because the rest of the show is substandard.. except for the underwear of course. And it gives a patronizing look on religion.

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