TNG Episode Information
Season 3
Episode Number 4
Title Who Watches the Watchers
Abhijeet's Rating

(out of 5)

Is Picard a god? Some people certainly think so.

A Federation team of anthropologists is studying a culture that isn't as scientifically advanced as the Federation. An accident causes them to reveal themselves to the locals. When the Enterprise goes in to help, through a series of incidents the locals start to believe that Picard is a god!

This episode explores the idea of how superstition and blind belief can be dangerous, an idea that has always fascinated me. It's also an examination of the Federation "Prime Directive" of not interfering in the development of any relatively primitive culture. Good stuff all around.