Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 26, 1987
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
Syndicated TV Network

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Star Trek: The Next Generation » Season 4
Star Trek: The Next Generation - 04x24 The Mind's Eye

4x24 The Mind's Eye

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4/5 (3 votes)
First Aired: May. 27, 1991 on Syndicated
Summary: Stardate: 44885.5

The Romulans capture Geordi.

They program him to become an assassin.

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Main Characters in this Episode



Guest Stars

Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge played by LeVar Burton
Dr. Beverly Crusher played by Gates McFadden
Lt. Commander Data played by Brent Spiner
Ambassador Kell played by Lawrence Dobkin
Taibak played by John Fleck
Chief Miles O'Brien played by Colm Meaney
Governor Vagh played by Edward Wiley
Enterprise Computer voiced by Majel Barrett

Episode Quotes

Lt. Commander Data: It is fortunate we were able to coordinate your return on the Teldarian cruiser.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: Yeah. When I heard the Enterprise had been ordered to the Krios system, I thought I might be forced to endure another couple of weeks on Risa.
Lt. Commander Data: I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy yourself.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: I was joking.
Lt. Commander Data: Joking? Ah! "Forced to endure" Risa. Your actual intent was to emphasize that you *did* enjoy yourself. Yes. I see how that could be considered quite amusing.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge: [laughs] I missed you, Data!
Ambassador Kell: [on the E-band emissions] Who sent these signals? A cloaked Romulan ship?
Lt. Commander Data: No, sir. That is not possible. The signals had to be transmitted within close proximity to the VISOR.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Are you suggesting that there was a Romulan accomplice in close proximity to Mr. La Forge when he was receiving the signals?
Lt. Commander Data: Yes, sir, I am.
Governor Vagh: This Romulan accomplice - who is he?
Lt. Commander Data: I have narrowed the list of possibilities to two people - the only two people who were with Commander La Forge all three times a transmission was recorded: Captain Picard, and Ambassador Kell. One of them may be concealing an E-band transmitter. If they would agree to be searched...
Ambassador Kell: I am a Klingon! An emissary of the High Council. I will not submit to being searched by you or anyone else on this ship.
Governor Vagh: I am forced to agree, Captain. We will take the Ambassador with us, and search him ourselves.
Ambassador Kell: [slightly panicking] Captain, I believe it to be in all our best interests if I remain aboard. I formally request asylum.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I will certainly grant you asylum - when you have been absolved of this crime.
Ambassador Kell: There are some members of the High Council who would thank you, Worf.
Lieutenant Worf: Thank me?
Ambassador Kell: For killing Duras. No doubt that, had he lived, one day he would ascend to head the Council. Many were not looking forward to that.
Lieutenant Worf: My motives were personal, not political.
Ambassador Kell: Motives? Who cares for motives? Humans, perhaps. What matters is, you acted on that day as a true Klingon.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (plot holes): When it was revealed that someone had tampered with the isolinear chips, no one suggested either DNA testing or fingerprint testing to verify who had altered the chips. Geordi changed the chips without wearing any form of protection to cover his fingerprints or to prevent leaving DNA.
  • Goof (errors in geography): When Geordi and Data left the shuttlebay, they walked by a door showing they were on Deck 12, whereas the shuttlebay is on Deck 13.
  • Goof (factual errors): The title of the episode, as displayed within the episode itself, is missing the apostrophe, making it grammatically incorrect.
  • Goof (plot holes): Why do the shields of the shuttle fail? The Romulan warbird didn't even fire.
  • Goof (plot holes): The computer tells Geordi that Risa is "climate controlled for optimum tourist comfort." As Risa hosts multiple species this would be impossible. For example, Vulcans would consider the comfort zone for humans to be quite cold, while Andorians would find it too hot.

Trivia

  • SPOILER: The Romulan woman standing in the shadows is later revealed in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) {Redemption (#4.26)} to be Sela, played by Denise Crosby. However, the shadowed Sela in The Mind's Eye was stand-in Dee Giffin Scott, with Crosby providing the voice in post-production.
  • This takes place in 2367.
  • First Star Trek appearance of John Fleck, best known as recurring villain Silik the Suliban in Star Trek: Enterprise.
  • Lawrence Dobkin (Ambassador Kell) previously directed "Star Trek" (1966) {Charlie X (#1.2)}.
  • The classical music heard at the beginning of the episode is a selection from the first movement of Beethoven's Sixth.
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