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TNG Season 2, Ep# 45: "Manhunt"

WORF: Captain... we're being hailed by a small transport vessel just coming into range.

TROI: Oh, my God!

PICARD: What is the problem?

TROI: What can she be doing here?

...

TRANSPORT PILOT: Starship Enterprise, come in!

RIKER: We have you on our viewer, Pilot.

TRANSPORT PILOT: Enterprise... I have a passenger -- a V.I.P. passenger -- who I'm ordered to --

MRS. TROI: Let me talk to them, Pilot. I'm much more articulate.

TROI: Mother!

DATA: Captain, we are now receiving Starfleet orders granting a Lwaxana....

MRS. TROI: Lwaxana Troi, daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Riix, heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed.

DATA: ... full ambassadorial status, sir.

Culture: Ambassador Lwaxana Troi, daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Riix, and heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed must book passage on a transport instead of using her own personal vessel. The paucity of personal starships in the Federation is even more serious than I had previously thought. Also note that they've received Starfleet orders granting her ambassadorial status, which is curious since civilian governments normally grant ambassadorial status, rather than military organizations. This makes more sense when you consider the degree to which Starfleet controls the government.

TNG Season 2, Ep# 45: "Manhunt"

WORF: Captain... we're being hailed by a small transport vessel just coming into range.

TROI: Oh, my God!

PICARD: What is the problem?

TROI: What can she be doing here?

...

TRANSPORT PILOT: Starship Enterprise, come in!

RIKER: We have you on our viewer, Pilot.

TRANSPORT PILOT: Enterprise... I have a passenger -- a V.I.P. passenger -- who I'm ordered to --

MRS. TROI: Let me talk to them, Pilot. I'm much more articulate.

TROI: Mother!

DATA: Captain, we are now receiving Starfleet orders granting a Lwaxana....

MRS. TROI: Lwaxana Troi, daughter of the Fifth House, Holder of the Sacred Chalice of Riix, heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed.

DATA: ... full ambassadorial status, sir.

Misc: as the second most annoying person in TNG returns, we discover that Troi can detect her presence through the vacuum of space (this in itself not being a huge shock, since telepaths usually reach through space in sci-fi).

TNG Season 2, Ep# 45: "Manhunt"

LWAXANA (telepathy): He has nice legs too, Little One. Is he still yours?

TROI (telepathy): Humans no longer own each other that way, Mother.

LWAXANA (telepathy): Oh really? That's a custom we may have to introduce again.

Culture: they have families and even marriage, but humans no longer regard their spouses possessively? I'm not sure what to make of this, except to theorize that perhaps "open marriages" are the norm in the 24th century.

TNG Season 2, Ep# 45: "Manhunt"

MRS. TROI: Why are they still here?

RIKER: We thought that since you're going to the same conference, you might like to beam down with the other delegates.

MRS. TROI: They're not delegates. Those two are assassins.

ANTEDIAN FEMALE: That is... an outrage!... Lies! We demand you... transport at once!

MRS. TROI: Oh honey, don't bother to deny it. Your minds are so unsophisticated, I can read your thoughts in my sleep! (Turns to Picard) The inside of their robes are lined with ultritium. Highly explosive and virtually undetectable by your transporter.

DATA: She is correct, sir. I am detecting large amounts of ultritium.

Culture: Lwaxana Troi can and will read very specific information from the minds of people around her. In Babylon 5, this kind of intrusion was criminalized for obvious reasons of privacy and personal rights, so it led to strict laws governing the behaviour of telepaths.

In the Old Republic of Star Wars, the telepathic and telekinetic abilities that accompany Force attunement were deemed dangerous enough that any infants who displayed these abilities were taken to the monasterial Jedi Temple and raised in virtual isolation. There are also those who actively dislike the Jedi, and speak in hushed tones of how those who over-use the Force are destined to become evil (hence Luke's attempts at restraint in "Spectre of the Past").

But in Star Trek, people are apparently so accustomed to intrusions upon their private affairs that no one is remotely concerned about the presence of a telepath, even one who has demonstrated an eagerness to peek, unbidden, into the thoughts of every person in her vicinity.

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