When the Enterprise scouts a newly discovered planet, Commander William T. Riker gets barbed by a carnivorous plant, which plants a microbe in Riker's nervous system. Geordi and Data beam back down to the planet to investigate the creature as Riker's condition worsens. Finally in a coma, Dr. Polaski can only stave off the infection by forcing Riker to relive some of his best -- and worst -- memories of his first two years as the ship's first officer.
Erik and Justice try to talk about an episode with a terminal case of senioritis. Justin introduces Red Dog, the old-time Paramount stage hand. Erik suggests Dr. Polaski is Gene Roddenberry's laziest creation. Dr. McCoy's racist tendencies also get examined. The lack of standard issue hardsuits gets raised -- not that it would've helped the crew of the Prometheus. Erik recalls how much he hated Riker as a child even though he loves him now. The discussion turns into a clip show of some of Erik and Justin's favorite topics, including Riker's sexual prowess, their difficult time with anime, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and their love of Airplane II: The Sequel.
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