people on Vertax II made a pact with the Devil and in return
were rewarded with 1,000 years of peace. But now Ardra's back
and she wants the Enterprise as part of her dues...
Where is Vertex I and are it's inhabitants as stupid as this
lot? Devil's Due is mystic rubbish meets an ancient
culture that creates a moral dilemma - again. It's said that
the Devil gets all the best tunes - this episodes proves it
Clues The crew of the Enterprise are knocked out by an encounter
with a worm hole while investigating an M-Class planet. At
first it appears that the blackout lasted only seconds but
it soon becomes clear that a full day was lost. And
Data, who was unaffected, seems to have taken up lying...
has Data got to hide? And just as important, why the time
anomaly? Clues works quite well for the most part although
a little more pace would not have gone amiss. Entertaining.
Malcorians are about to discover warp drive which makes them
eligible to join the Federation, but before formal first contact
can be made Riker, who has been studying the race up close,
gets injured and unmasked as an alien.
Contact is a story about racism (again) as two factions
within the Malcorian ranks bicker about the merits of talking
to aliens. One question that remains unanswered is why having
warp drive allows membership to the Federation. Wouldn't it
better to have a more valuable criteria, like how nice someone
is? It's like picking friends for the speed of their cars.