Descent from Disaster Episode 4 Online Free Richey's journal reveals
that his crew were accidentally killed by aliens, who guiltily placed
him the only survivor - in a replica of what they believed to be Earth
society after misinterpreting a poorly-written book on board Richey's
craft. Regaining contact with the Enterprise, Riker and Co read the rest
of the novel and eventually find a loophole that should allow them to
exit: the book dictates that foreign investors buy the hotel. Riker,
Worf and Data will become those investors!
And from that point on
the plan goes off without a hitch. They win the money they need, using
Data's android cheating skills, and then leave. Er, someone probably
should've taken another pass at this screenplay. It's also a shame
Richey didn't think of this, really. Well, I guess they are Starfleet's
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WTF: Picard tells Riker to take a "minimal away team". So naturally he
takes along Worf (chief of security) and Data (chief of science).
Presumably that counts as minimal purely because the Chief Engineer and
cabin boy didn't tag along too.
TNG LOL: Riker describes the
landscape on the planet to Picard, and mentions an "antique revolving
door". Picard's reply? "Revolving door? Number One, proceed with
caution!" Yeah, those revolving doors are pretty dangerous. We can only
imagine what his response would've been if Riker had seen a paternoster.
you have to laugh at Colonel Richey's book review: "filled with endless
cliché and shallow characters... I shall welcome death, when it comes."
We'll call that a one star, then?
Mistakes and Minutiae: I may
be wrong, but the appearance of the NASA logo is possibly the first
example of a familiar, real-world brand turning up in Star Trek: TNG.
There's no room for product placement in the 24th century!
Picard tops and tails this episode with a chat about Fermat's last
theorem puzzling humanity for 800 years. Of course, since this episode
was made, a proof has been proposed. Probably not Fermat's "remarkable"
one, since it uses maths unavailable to him at the time, but even so.
Time Until Meeting: 4:49. Pretty early, even by TNG standards. I guess they wanted to get to the planet as quickly as possible.