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Manhunt (Star Trek)
"Manhunt" is an episode from the second season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
An important conference is to take place on the planet Pacifica, and the USS Enterprise-D is ordered to escort two Antedean ambassadors to the conference. The Antedeans, who look like fish walking on two legs, arrive in a self-induced catatonic state in order to avoid the stress from the journey. When they awake, they will be extremely hungry, which is why they brought a large can of their favourite food, vermicula, with them.
Enroute to the conference, the Enterprise-D encounters a Federation shuttlecraft, carrying the Betazoid ambassador: none other than Lwaxana Troi, daughter to the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, Heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed and last but not least, mother of Councelor Deanna Troi. Lwaxana Troi insists on coming aboard the Enterprise-D for the rest of the journey, so she and her ever-silent, unnaturally strong manservant Mr. Homn are taken aboard.
What the crew of the Enterprise-D doesn't know is that Lwaxana Troi is in "The Phase": a stage in the life of a middle-aged Betazoid woman when her sex drive quadruples. Long-since widowed, Troi is eager for a new husband. She starts her search with Captain Jean-Luc Picard, but when he tactfully escapes her into a Dixon Hill holodeck scenario, she goes on to other candidates. Commander William Riker? Already taken. Lieutenant Worf? Wrong species. Ensign Wesley Crusher? Too young. Rex, the bartender from Rex's Bar? Not real.
Right before the conference, the Antedean ambassadors awake and gobble up their entire supply of vermicula. However, when Lwaxana Troi meets them, she immediately reveals them to be assassins, intent on blowing up the entire conference with a lethal supply of ultritium . The assassins are arrested, and Troi departs to the conference, saying that if she didn't manage to find a new husband, at least she saved the conference.
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