Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Outrageous Okona

TNG Season 2 Episode 4
Air Date: December 12th, 1988


The Enterprise discovers a freighter that was experiencing navigation issues. They contact the ship and offer to help the captain, Okana, to repair the part. Okana beams aboard the Enterprise while the part is being repaired. Throughout the episode it is mentioned that he was in three different quarters of female crew members.

The two planets in the system both send a ship to the Enterprise and demand that Okana be turned over to them. The first claims that he impregnated the leaders daughter and must marry her while the other claimed that Okana stole the planets prized jewel. Okana forces a confrontation between the two leaders where it is revealed that the son of the second leader was the father and Okana was delivering the jewel as an engagement present.


This episode was memorable for one reason. When the two ships were demanding that Okana be turned over, they were threatening the ship with lasers. Riker makes a point that lasers wouldn't even get through the deflector screen. The captain then orders that they lower their shields.

This viewing of the episode I realized that Tari Hatcher played the transporter chief in the Episode.


"What about love?" - Okana
"The act or the emotion?" - Data
"They're both the same." - Okana
"I believe that statement to be inaccurate, sir." - Data
"Maybe. Life is like loading twice your cargo weight onto your spacecraft. If it's canaries and you can keep half of them flying all the time, you're all right." - Okana
"I doubt that statement is entirely accurate either, sir." - Data

"Data, you spoiled the joke. But it could have been your timing." - Guinan
"My timing is digital." - Data

"Look, it's just you and I here. We're talking, we're having an intimate conversation. Why? Because you're a droid and I'm a noid." - Guinan

"Captain! They're now locking lasers on us." - Worf
"Lasers?" - Riker
"Yes, sir." - Worf
"Lasers can't even penetrate our navigation shields, don't they know that?" - Picard
"Regulations do call for yellow alert." - Riker
"Very old regulation. Well, make it so, Number One. And reduce speed. Drop main shields as well." - Picard
"May I ask why, sir?" - Riker
"In case we decide to surrender to them, Number One." - Picard

"Say goodbye, Data." - Wesley
"Goodbye, Data." - Data

"Then there was the one about the girl in the nudist colony, that nothing looked good on?"
 - Data
"We're ready to get under way, sir." - Worf
"Take my Worf, please." - Data

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