Sunday, May 19, 2019

Cost of Living

TNG Season 5 Episode 20
Air Date: April 20th, 1992

The Enterprise gets infected with a metal eating organism after destroying an asteroid heading to a populated planet. The organism starts turning critical systems into a gelatinous substance. They race to an asteroid field with high concentrations of the metal they are eating and barely make it before life support systems completely fail.

But this was the scifi part of the plot. The main story of the episode revolves around the difficulties between a parent and a child. Lt. Worf is having problems getting Alexander to do what he is told and Councelor Troi's mother shows up to attend a wedding, hers. In the end she shows up to her wedding naked, as is Betazoid custom but her fiance's customs strictly prohibits it and the wedding is called off.


"What would you like your father to promise, Alexander?" - Counselor Troi
"No yelling." - Alexander
"I DO NOT. I do not yell." - Lt. Worf

"I will not have that woman continuing to use this ship for her convenience simply because her daughter happens to be one of my officers!" - Captain Picard
"Apparently, Deanna being on board is only part of the reason." - Cmdr. Riker
"The other reason being?" - Captain Picard
"She thinks the honor of giving away the bride should fall on you." - Cmdr. Riker
"Permission for an on-board wedding is granted, Number One. Nothing would please me more than to give away Mrs. Troi." - Captain Picard

"And you are doing this to your own child, Mr. Woof?" - Lwaxana
"It is Worf, madam." - Lt. Worf

"Deanna, I love you, but you do make everything sound like an epitaph." - Lwaxana

"A Klingon never breaks his word." - Lt. Worf

"The boy is unreasonable." - Lt. Worf
"Well, of course he's unreasonable. He's a child!" - Lwaxana

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