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11001001
Stardate 41365.9
Star Trek: The Next Generation, episode 15 (1.15)

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:
Carolyn McCormick   IMDB   Minuet
Gene Dynarski   IMDB   Commander Quinteros
Katy Boyer   IMDB   Zero One
Alexandra Johnson   IMDB   One Zero
Iva Lane   IMDB   Zero Zero
Kelli Ann McNally   IMDB   One One
Jack Sheldon   IMDB   Piano Player
Abdul Salaam el Razzac   IMDB   Bass Player
Ron Brown   IMDB   Drummer
Music:
Ron Jones   IMDB
Director:
Paul Lynch   IMDB
Author:
Maurice Hurley   IMDB
Robert Lewin   IMDB
Published
Laser Disc   ST:TNG LaserDisc Volume 08
DVD   ST:TNG DVD 1.4
VHS   ST:TNG VHS 1.5
Teaser
The Next Generation Teaser #015: 11001001

The Enterprise is hijacked by an alien species who need the ship's computer to regenerate the one damaged on their own planet.
Synopsis
The U.S.S. Enterprise docks at Starbase 74 where the Bynars, a species interdependent on computers, are scheduled to upgrade the ship's computer system.

Instead of enhancing the starship's facilities, however, the Bynars program the ship's computer to read that the magnetic containment field is deteriorating and that the entire U.S.S. Enterprise will shortly be destroyed. Unable to locate Captain Picard and Commander Riker, Data evacuates the ship and launches the U.S.S. Enterprise back into space to avoid damaging the Starbase.

Unbeknownst to Data, the Bynars have used a computer-generated woman to lure Riker and Picard into the holodeck, where they don't hear the alert to abandon the ship. Upon exiting the holodeck, the Captain and his First Officer realize that the ship is completely empty except for the Bynars, who have taken control of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Determined not to leave the ship in hostile hands, Picard and Riker program the starship to self-destruct in five minutes. But when they beam onto the bridge, they find that the Bynars are dying. After turning off the self-destruct mechanism, Picard and Riker soon discover that the ship is orbiting the Bynars' home planet. They also learn that the aliens hijacked the U.S.S. Enterprise in order to use its computer as a replacement for their own, which was their only life-support device and was destroyed in an explosion.

Sympathetic to their cause, Picard and Riker use the U.S.S. Enterprise's computer to regenerate the one lost by the Bynars, thus saving the planet's inhabitants.
Reviews

By Dark Materia on 13 Dec 2002 14:07:30
Not bad. The Bynars are a good idea but vastly annoying, they could have been cool if they didn't have to speak like that. That Commander Riker could fall for that Minuet tramp is beyond me. The ending is a bit disappointing.

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