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Another high-concept Season 1 episode examining capital punishment, " Justice " is one of The Next Generation's worst episodes ever. Its idyllic society is stuffed with soft-core blondes, whose skimpy costumes had no business being seen this side of the '70s on sci-fi television. Populated with, ahem, shimmering balls of athletic and alien origin, it's an episode only worth screening if you're stoned on campy utopias.
Performus interruptus. Despite its hard bodies, "Justice" is something of a disembodied mess. Perhaps because the California water-reclamation plant at which it was filmed was repeatedly buzzed by airplanes from the Van Nuys municipal airport, with the noise causing full scenes to be dubbed in post-production. The Next Generation's probing of sexuality included a perhaps unhealthy share of misdiagnoses, especially in its first season. The episode's overdone, draped costumes and blond male servant Trent didn't help, nor did the fact that most of the planet was lily white. Gender disorder. While the episode might be notable for its feminist ambition, which has something to do with Riker mansplaining the pitfalls of capital punishment to women, it's also fierce with fashion.
Many of its Xanadu -like costumes were eventually successfully auctioned off to fans. Belay that order! An exploration of terminal disease and mind-machine transfer, " The Schizoid Man " was inspired by an episode of the same name from '60s sci-fi television classic The Prisoner.
In fact, that show's iconoclastic creator and star, Patrick McGoohan , was supposed to star as the Star Trek episode's genius cyberneticist Dr. Ira Graves. That missed opportunity still haunts this uneven episode, especially when Graves downloads himself into Data's positronic brain and wreaks havoc on the Enterprise.
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Runtime: 46 min. Sound Mix: Stereo. Color: Color. Edit Did You Know? Trivia Even though The Borg have assimilated thousands of worlds and species, the only ones we ever see throughout the whole series are human. Goofs When Picard enters the turbolift after Gomez spilled her hot chocolate on Picard, the Turbolift doors mark he is on Deck 10, while the doors immediately to the right, denote his correct location of Deck Quotes Guinan : My people encountered them a century ago.
They destroyed our cities, scattered my people throughout the galaxy. They're called the Borg. Protect yourself, Captain, or they'll destroy you.
Crazy Credits The episode's credits begin a full minute after the theme music. Add the first question.
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Beverly Crusher : The Edo want to execute my son. Tasha Yar : What of Justice to Wesley? Does he deserve to die? Transporter Room, energize. Transporter Room, come in. Transporter Officer : We can't energize the beam, sir. Everything checks out, but we're getting no results.
First Mediator : God has prevented your escape. Beverly Crusher : Then your God is unfair. My son had no warning that his act was criminal. Second Mediator : We cannot allow ignorance of the law to become a defense. Jean-Luc Picard : I don't know how to communicate this, or even if it is possible, but the question of justice has concerned me greatly of late and I say to any creature who may be listening, there can be no justice so long as laws are absolute. Even life itself is an exercise in exceptions. William Riker : When has justice ever been as simple as a rule book?
The Battle [1. William Riker : Your shields were failing, sir. Jean-Luc Picard : Mm-hmm. With the enemy vessel coming in for the kill, I ordered a sensor bearing, and when it came into the return arc Data : You performed what Starfleet textbooks now refer to as the "Picard Maneuver. I dropped into high warp, stopped right off the enemy vessel's bow fired everything I had. William Riker : And blowing into maximum warp speed, you appeared for an instant to be in two places at once. Jean-Luc Picard : And our attacker fired on the wrong one.
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Bok : Collecting on an old debt. Bok : Die well, Captain! Kazago : First Officer Kazago to human Riker. William Riker : Not now, Kazago! Kazago : We do not wish to become involved in what is clearly a Federation matter William Riker : Fine, fine! Enterprise , out. Kazago : You should also know that DaiMon Bok no longer commands this vessel. His first officer has confined him for engaging in this unprofitable adventure. Good luck, First Officer Riker. Where is Bok?!