New Mission Log: Star Trek TNG’s The Last Outpost August 21, 2014by Kayla Iacovino , Filed under: Mission Log Podcast,Review,TNG , trackback
The Enterprise is chasing a Ferengi vessel. What is a Ferengi? Exactly. Small and scheming or big and bad? Find out when John and Ken put Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “The Last Outpost” in the Mission Log.
Mission Log 100 – “The last Outpost” (Star Trek: TNG Season 1, Episode 4)
The USS Enterprise-D is in pursuit of a Ferengi vessel suspected of stealing a Federation-owned T-9 energy converter from Gamma Tauri IV. No surprise there. But, it would have been back when this episode first aired in October, 1987, since it was the first time we met the scheming Ferengi race that Harry Kim was warned about at the Academy. When the Enterprise and its Ferengi friends get trapped in a planet draining both ships of their energy, we really get to see what these big-lobed creatures are made of.
While this episode isn’t winning any Episode of the Year awards, it is notable as Armin Shimmerman’s Star Trek debut!