Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 3 Episode 6

Booby Trap

Aired Unknown Oct 30, 1989 on CBS

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  • Geordi finds his "Dream date"/ The Enterprise stumbles upon an ancient battlefield, finds a derelict spaceship that turns out to be a booby trap layed nearly 1000 years ago, and only the computer can help.

    Here we go - This tale has been told in other episodes. They get trapped and the harder they try to get out, the more they ensnare themselves. This time, they don't have to be so clever, they just need to turn control over to the computer (in the form of a back massaging Leah Brahms) to get them out.

    Yes, Geordi is a loser with women. Maybe this is a stereotype of the prototypical nerd, but whatever it is, it's just plain awkward. Worf is still his Klingon self. Data is still robotic and Picard is just starting to break through the two dimensional portrait he was originally cast as. The series is just about to hit its stride, but at this point, is still in its formative years. There's some humor, but everyone is still playing to their pre-conceived archetype, thus the classification as "character development".