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The Mind's Eye


Series : The Next Generation Rating : 3
Disc No : 4.5 Episode : 97
First Aired : 27 May 1991 Stardate : 44885.5
Director : David Livingston Year : 2367
Writers : Ken Schafer, Rene Echevarria Season : 4
Guest Cast :
Carl David Burks as Russell
Colm Meaney as Miles Edward O'Brien
Edward Wiley as Vagh
Guy Vardaman as Darien Wallace
John Fleck as Taibak
Larry Dobkin as Ambassador Kell
Lorine Mendell as Diana Giddings
Tracee Lee Cocco as Jae
Moral :
Brainwashing : Even the best of people can be twisted.
YATI : Geordi and Data test out a phaser rifle in this episode. In order to do this they set up the weapon in the middle of main engineering. They fire it into a small target apparatus directly in front of the master situation display, and don't even go to the trouble of putting up a warning sign or rope barrier to stop people walking into the beam. I don't know what kind of safety regulations there are for firing phaser beams aboard ship, but surely they can do better than this!

One of the things that makes Data suspicious of Geordi is the fact that a scan of Geordi's shuttle shows that it has been subjected to a tractor beam. But we've seen before that shuttles are often landed by tractor beams on the Enterprise - see Time Squared for an example. So shouldn't ALL the shuttles display signs of having been subject to a tractor beam?

Whilst we're on that subject, another thing that makes Data suspicious is that he scans the memory chips in the shuttle Geordi used, and finds anomalies in the molecular structure. The computer reports that these were caused by replication. But... isn't replication how they would usually make computer chips? I mean, if you can just push a button and replicate functional chips, why would anybody use a more primitive method of building them?
Great Moment : Geordi's last scene with Troi.
Body Count : A holographic O'Brien is killed by Geordi.


Geordie LaForge is abducted and brain washed by the mysterious Sela. Under Romulan control he attempts to end the Fereration - Klingon alliance once and for all.
Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 22,415 Last updated : 6 Jul 2018