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20th Jul '16 5:59:52 AM morenohijazo
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* DiseaseByAnyOtherName: In one episode, Data is damaged and loses his memories while recovering a piece of a Starfleet probe that had crashed on a medieval style RubberForeheadAlien World. Data, with no way of knowing the piece of the probe he had with him was radioactive, has no problem letting the local blacksmith start making trinkets and jewelry out of that odd new metal. Soon the entire village is sick (as radioactive particles have seeped into the water table from smithing) and, predictably, the villagers blame the strange newcomer for their problems.
14th Jul '16 2:51:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ThePunishmentIsTheCrime: In "The Survivors", the Enterprise crew encounter an alien entity who committed genocide against a warlike species after they killed his human wife during an attempted conquest of the couple's colony. Picard decides the only thing they can do is to leave the immortal energy being alone. The Enterprise has no way to pass sentence on him, but he's already mad with grief over his wife's death and filled with remorse for his crime. His self-imposed isolation is its own sentence.

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* ThePunishmentIsTheCrime: In "The Survivors", the Enterprise crew encounter an alien entity posing as an elderly human man who committed genocide against a warlike species after they killed his human wife during an attempted conquest of the couple's colony. Picard decides the only thing they can do is to leave the immortal energy being alone. The Enterprise has no way to pass sentence on him, but he's already mad with grief over his wife's death and filled with remorse for his crime. His self-imposed isolation is its own sentence.
30th Jun '16 4:35:22 PM DrNoPuma
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* CasinoEpisode: In ''[[Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS2E12TheRoyale The Royale]]'', the crew discover a replica of a 20th-century earth casino on an alien planet. Turns out the aliens modeled it after a badly-written novel.
23rd Jun '16 12:01:59 AM Statzkeen
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* TooAwesomeToUse: The Borg were this for the show's creators. The Borg were so awesomely powerful (and impossible to negotiate with) that they only got used four times (6 episodes, because of 2-parters) over the entire 7 seasons of the show. It was just that hard to come up with a way to defeat the Borg without making them seem less awesome. Of those 4 times the Borg show up, the crew is saved once by essentially Divine Intervention, once they are merely facing an individual drone and the challenge is to make him an individual, not to defeat him, and only twice during the run of the TV series do they actually defeat the Borg.
22nd Jun '16 5:10:24 PM Akaihiryuu
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** This was made even worse by the trial, in which noone even bothered to point out that Wesley did not intentionally step over the marker (hence violating the law). He was trying to catch a ball, and tripped and fell. One wonders what the legal system on that planet would've said if they had made this argument.
20th Jun '16 2:03:07 PM katrinahood
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%%* FountainOfYouth: "Rascals".

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%%* * FountainOfYouth: "Rascals"."Rascals", in which a transporter malfunction turns Picard, Keiko, Ro and Guinan into children, during which time the ''Enterprise'' is captured by hostile aliens. Despite the fact that they clearly keep their adult minds, they still have to save the day using childlike cleverness rather than their usual methods. As children, they would lack the strength and speed to do many of the physical actions an adult could perform.



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%%* HumanityIsInfectious* HumanityIsInfectious: Hugh from "I, Borg" seems to fit this one to a degree. And after he's returned to The Collective, his acquired humanity spreads to every drone on his ship, which is quickly severed from the rest of the hive-mind lest it cause a [[HeroicBSOD Galactic BSOD]].
20th Jun '16 2:00:14 PM katrinahood
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%%* FormerTeenRebel: Picard in "Tapestry".

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%%* * FormerTeenRebel: Captain Jean-Luc Picard was a delinquent and skirt-chaser at the Academy, culminating in "Tapestry".a bar fight with a group of {{Proud Warrior Race Guy}}s in which [[spoiler: he got stabbed in the heart]]. After that, he apparently became rather more focused.
20th Jun '16 1:58:33 PM katrinahood
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%%* FlingALightIntoTheFuture

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%%* FlingALightIntoTheFuture* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: A variation occurs in the episode "Cause and Effect"--the ''Enterprise'' is trapped in a GroundhogDayLoop where she's destined to collide with another ship and explode. Data figures out how to avoid the collision too late, so he uses TechnoBabble to send a message into the next loop, which helps the crew save themselves and the other ship.
** The [[TearJerker tearjerkingly brilliant]] "The Inner Light", commonly seen as one of the best, tells the story of an alien race doomed by instability in their sun who send out a space probe that finds Picard and [[MindRape forces]] him to hallucinate living a lifetime among their final generations before the end, and thus ensures that their species will at least be remembered. It affected ''Picard'' and no other crew member. The life he lived involved getting married, having a family, and other things he's never made time for - taking it from a disturbing experience to something he sees as a gift.
** The episode "The Chase" reveals that all humanoid life is this--a {{Precursor|s}} species that inhabited the Milky Way eons before life anywhere else was more complex than bacteria seeded planets all over the galaxy with [=DNA=] so that evolution there would result in people who resembled them after their eventual extinction. They left a message coded in [=DNA=] to explain all this. (This is ''less'' well-regarded by fans, since evolution does not work like that and it comes off as a justification for the RubberForeheadAliens.)
20th Jun '16 1:53:10 PM katrinahood
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%%* FatherIDontWantToFight: Young Alexander's issues in "Firstborn."
* FauxActionGirl: Tasha Yar had a habit of switching from regular ActionGirl to FauxActionGirl almost on a whim. The first time she meets Q, she spends much of her time scowling and hitting people. The second time she meets Q, she spends much of her time crying and apologising to the Captain for it.

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%%* * FatherIDontWantToFight: Young Alexander's issues Worf's son Alexander is adamant on not embracing the Klingon culture, having grown up in "Firstborn."
the peaceful, functional Federation one. This causes Worf much consternation, because he knows that Alexander will be eaten alive by Klingon politics the minute he inevitably tries to initiate reform. [[spoiler:A time-traveling future Alexander indicates that this is exactly what happens and Worf was killed by a rival house as a result. In the present Worf consoles him that the time-traveler's presence has already begun to change their timeline.]]
* FauxActionGirl: Tasha Yar had a habit of switching from regular ActionGirl to FauxActionGirl almost on a whim. The first time she meets Q, she spends much of her time scowling and hitting people. The second time she meets Q, she spends much of her time crying and apologising apologizing to the Captain for it.



** In "Loud as a Whisper", Picard accidentally insults Riva when he asks a question to one of his chorus, quickly apologising that he'd never encountered this form of communication and inadvertently breached protocol.[[note]]It's proper protocol that ''any'' time someone addresses a person through a translator--be it a foreign language or sign language--one is still supposed to speak to them directly and not to the translator, which Picard himself remarks on when later he tells a surprised Riker that they are translators and should be treated according to the protocol.[[/note]]

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** In "Loud as a Whisper", Picard accidentally insults Riva when he asks a question to one of his chorus, quickly apologising apologizing that he'd never encountered this form of communication and inadvertently breached protocol.[[note]]It's proper protocol that ''any'' time someone addresses a person through a translator--be it a foreign language or sign language--one is still supposed to speak to them directly and not to the translator, which Picard himself remarks on when later he tells a surprised Riker that they are translators and should be treated according to the protocol.[[/note]]
20th Jun '16 1:11:39 PM katrinahood
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%%* EyeLightsOut: The Soong androids.

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%%* * EyeLightsOut: The Soong androids.Data and his identical brother Lore have amber irises. In Lore's final episode when Data deactivates him for good his pupils shrink until they disappear, leaving his eyes blank and sightless.
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