Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Chase

A favorite TNG show of both my wife and myself is the sixth season episode "The Chase." The episode proposes that the origin of all humanoid-type life throughout the galaxy was spawned by an original race that seeded the primordial worlds of many solar systems.

Professor Richard Galen, Captain Picard's archaeology mentor, was onto the trail of puzzling out the mystery of it all, when he was attacked and killed. Picard picks up the pieces and goes on to solve the puzzle, himself. When the last genetic piece is fit into place within the computer program, a holographic alien materializes to lay out the specifics of humanoid beginnings.

Professor Galen was portrayed by the amazing actor Norman Lloyd. The "Chase alien" was performed by Salome Jens (aka DS9's female founder). Here they are together.

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