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Gene Roddenberry (S1E21. 04/09/88)

Star Trek - The Next Generation

41798.2 The Arsenal of Freedom

The Enterprise arrives at Minos, where the U.S.S. Drake recently disappeared. Minos was renowned during the long-past Ersalrope wars as a prominent weapons manufacturer for both sides. The ship is hailed by an automated salesman, who invites them to beam down. Riker, Yar and Data do so.


Riker, on the surface, sees an image of the Drake's captain, his old friend Paul Rice, but is quickly informed by the Enterprise that there are no life signs apart from himself in the area. He tricks "Rice" into revealing it is only an image. It then turns itself into a small hovering device, and encases Riker in a force-field, and it is then destroyed by Yar. ...


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Gene Roddenberry (S1E22. 04/16/88)

Star Trek - The Next Generation

N/A Symbiosis

The Enterprise is in the Delos system, examining a sun with very strong magnetic-field fluctuations, when they intercept a distress call from a freighter, the Sanction. The freighter, captained by T'Jon, is in some kind of trouble, but T'Jon is a bit vague about what the actual problem is, except that they're about to burn up in the atmosphere of the nearby planet, Brekka.


The intense solar flares prevent a tractor beam, or any positive transporter lock. Using the power of both transporters, Yar manages to beam over the ship's cargo, which they put in the chamber first. She then manages to save four of the ship's six inhabitants. Strangely, the four do not exhibit any sadness over their comrades, but insist on seeing their cargo.


When they see it, it becomes clear that there are two factions here, each insisting the cargo belongs to them. They fight, using their own natural electric charge ("a difficult weapon to confiscate", as Yar observes) until broken up by Security. Picard meets with all four, where the two Ornarans, T'Jon and Romas, say that the cargo, a shipment of Felissium, is a medicine for a plague on Ornara. The two Brekkians, Sobi and Langor, acknowledge this, but claim they can't simply give it away without being paid for it.

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Gene Roddenberry (04/23/88)

Star Trek - The Next Generation

41601.3 Skin of Evil

Counselor Troi is returning from a conference in a shuttle, but while passing Vagra II, the shuttle is suddenly sent out of control and crash-lands on the planet, injuring both Troi and the pilot.


When the Enterprise arrives at Vagra, Worf locates the shuttle, but cannot beam the two up- some sort of interference is not allowing the sensors to fully penetrate the debris. Riker, Yar, Data, and Beverly beam down to help. They find what looks like an oil slick, but one that follows them, constantly blocking their path from the shuttle. When Data theorizes that it could be alive, the slick responds to them, and assumes a vaguely humanoid shape.


It introduces itself as Armus, and claims not to share the Federation's ideals that all life has a right to exist. Yar tries to cross, and is instantly killed. Although she is immediately brought back to Sickbay and put on life support, it's too late. Armus, meanwhile, coats the shuttle and taunts Troi with what he has done. ...

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Gene Roddenberry (04/30/88)

Star Trek - The Next Generation

41697.9 We'll Always Have Paris

Highlight Listing:

"We'll Always Have Paris" - Captain Picard is unexpectedly reunited with his first love in the midst of an investigation into lethal time warp experiments.

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Gene Roddenberry (05/07/88)

Star Trek - The Next Generation

41775.5 Conspiracy

Highlight Listing:

"Conspiracy" - Captain Picard and Commander Riker travel to Earth to investigate a conspiracy in the highest ranks of Starfleet command.

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Gene Roddenberry (05/14/88)

Star Trek - The Next Generation

41986.0 The Neutral Zone

Highlight Listing:

"The Neutral Zone" - While traveling to a meeting with hostile Romulans, the crew discovers a ship containing three frozen Americans from the 20th century.

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Gene Roddenberry (S2E1. 11/19/88)

Star Trek - The Next Generation

42073.1 The Child

Highlight Listing:

"The Child" - While preparing to transport a deadly plague to a research lab, the crew is stunned by the announcement of Counselor Troi's pregnancy.

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Gene Roddenberry (11/26/88)

Star Trek - The Next Generation

42193.6 Where Silence Has Lease

While exploring the Morgana quadrant, the Enterprise happens upon a void, resembling nothing they've ever seen before. Troi detects nothing from it, and sensors insist that literally nothing is there. They stop to inspect it. First, they launch two probes into it, but both vanish without a trace. Then, as they inch slightly closer to the "hole's" event horizon, the hole reaches out and sucks them in. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Where Silence Has Lease" - The crew is held hostage in a mysterious void by a being who wishes to observe the many ways in which humans die.

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Gene Roddenberry (12/03/88)

Star Trek - The Next Generation

42286.3 Elementary, Dear Data

With three days left to wait for a rendezvous, Geordi invites Data to play Sherlock Holmes to his John Watson in the holodeck. Both enjoy the trappings of their respective roles, but Geordi is quickly nonplussed when Data solves the Holmes mystery effortlessly, due to having read and memorized it. In Ten-Forward, Geordi tries to explain to Data that the fun is in trying to solve the mystery, but doesn't seem to be getting through. When Pulaski adds her two cents, and claims that human understanding of that type is beyond Data, Geordi suggests programming the computer to create an original Holmes mystery, and Data invites Pulaski along. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Elementary, Dear Data" - Pretending to be Sherlock Holmes, Data uses the holodeck to solve a mystery that threatens Dr. Pulaski's life.


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Gene Roddenberry (01/28/89)

Star Trek - The Next Generation

42494.8 Unnatural Selection

The Enterprise receives a distress call from the cargo ship U.S.S. Lantree. They ask for help, and say something about "dying", then cease responding at all. When the Enterprise finds it, they find no life signs, but no sign of battle damage. Picard accesses the Lantree's computer remotely and calls up their viewscreen, where they see evidence that the crew died of extreme old age (which is impossible, as Captain Talacca is only Riker's age).


When they download the Lantree's logs, they find that no one on board that ship knew what was going on either. Pulaski checks their medical histories: they were all fine eight weeks ago, and five days ago, the only illness on board was a mild case of Thalusian flu, which could never have done something like this. The Enterprise sets quarantine beacons on the Lantree and departs for its last port of call, the Darwin Genetic Research Station, both to find out if they know anything about what's happened, and to warn them if they do not.


At Darwin Station, they find the same process occurring, although more slowly. Furthermore, they believe the Lantree infected them. The head of the station, Dr. Kingsley, asks the Enterprise (and Dr. Pulaski in particular) to help their children, who have been in protective isolation and are harmless. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Unnatural Selection" - The crew grapples with a mysterious disease which accelerates the aging process, causing humans to die of old age within a matter of days.

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Gene Roddenberry 04/22/89

42686.4 The Icarus Factor

While the Enterprise is docked at Starbase Montgomery for "engineering consultations", Riker discovers he's been offered command of the U.S.S. Aries, a small exploration ship on the frontier. He has 24 hours to decide whether to take the post, and Starfleet sends a civilian advisor to brief Riker on the mission. To Riker's chagrin, the advisor is his long-estranged father, Kyle.


Kyle is something of a Starfleet legend-he knows everyone, and everyone knows him (including Dr. Pulaski, who apparently was once in love with him). Several times, Kyle tries to talk with Will, but is always coldly rebuffed. Even at the briefing, when Kyle says he's "here with my hand out, son", Will leaves in a huff. Pulaski engineers a meeting between Kyle and Troi, which ends with Troi sternly telling Kyle he should consider "why you're so competitive with your own son."...


Highlight Listing:

"The Icarus Factor" - Riker's long-lost father reappears on the eve of his departure to become captain on a new starship.

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Gene Roddenberry 04/29/89

42695.3 Pen Pals

The Enterprise is investigating unusual geologic activity in several planetary systems. Riker, wanting to give Wes a taste of command, puts him in charge of the planetary mineral surveys and tells him to assemble his team. Wes quickly becomes intimidated by how much older and more experienced all of his team are. Meanwhile, while Data conducts an experiment to boost sensor output, he picks up a faint RF signal, which translates to "Is anybody out there?"


Eight weeks later, Wes is having problems with Ensign Davies, one of his team members. Davies thinks running an icospectrogram on the samples they've obtained would be a waste of effort, and badgers Wes into agreeing with him. Then, we see Data talking to Picard on the holodeck. He tells Picard that he answered the call, that it was from a young child, and that her species does not yet know of extraterrestrial cultures. Picard, understandably, quietly says, "Oops." Data is worried that Sarjenka is in trouble from the increasing geologic instability of her planet, but realizes that saving her is a flagrant violation of the Prime Directive. Picard decides to call a conference to decide what to do, but orders Data in the meantime to cease all conversation with her.


The next day, after a pep talk from Riker, Wes loses some of his uncertainty, and simply orders Davies to run the icogram. Then, at the staff meeting, opinions on what's to be done run the gamut of possibilities. Picard eventually orders Data to sever all contact with Sarjenka, but when Data calls up her voice one last time (ostensibly to isolate the signal), Picard changes his mind, saying that the "voice from the darkness" has now become a plea. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Pen Pals" - Data races against time to save the life a little alien girl on a planet doomed for destruction.

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42761.3 Q Who

When Picard enters a turbolift to go clean his uniform after a young Ensign spills hot chocolate all over it, he finds upon leaving that he's in a shuttle, with Q piloting. When Picard reminds Q of his promise never to trouble the Enterprise again, Q shows Picard that they're nowhere near his ship.


Guinan, visibly jumpy, asks the bridge if everything is all right. Unsettled, Riker and company quickly discover Picard is missing, and begin the search, which proves unsuccessful. When Picard tells Q that if he is returned, he will at least give Q's request a fair hearing, they immediately reappear in Ten-Forward, clear of all personnel but Guinan, who claims to have had "dealings" with Q two centuries ago. After a brief argument with Guinan, Q tells Picard and Riker that he's been asked to leave the Q- continuum, and he wishes to become a member of the crew. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Q Who" - The crew is hurled into the future by the malevolent Q, who sets them up for destruction by a race of half-human, half-robot aliens known as the Borg.

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Gene Roddenberry 05/13/89

42779.1 Samaritan Snare

When Pulaski orders Picard to go to Starbase 515 for an as-yet unspecified medical procedure, he joins Wesley, who is going to the base for Starfleet exams, in a shuttle. Just as they go out of range, the Enterprise picks up a distress signal in the nearby Rhomboid-Dranagar sector and answer it.


They find the Pakleds, a seemingly slow race who are lucky to have space travel in the first place. When they say their ship is "broken", Geordi, amused, beams over to help (over the objections of Worf, who does not want to risk the Chief Engineer). Meanwhile, Picard starts talking to Wes, and begins by complaining about his upcoming cardiac replacement, which he considers a waste of time.


Geordi finds repairs are not as easy as he thought, since as soon as one system is fixed, another dies. Eventually, he has everything fixed-but then, the Pakleds take his own phaser, stun him, and take him hostage. ...


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Gene Roddenberry 05/20/89

42823.2 Up The Long Ladder

Picard tells Riker of a distress beacon Starfleet found about a month ago, from the Ficus sector, but with Terran origins. After a little research, they discover the beacon was used by the European Hegemony (a mid-22nd century organization), but find no record of a ship leaving for that sector. Then, unexpectedly, Worf passes out. Pulaski tells Worf that she's found he has the Klingon equivalent to measles, but tells Picard something else, to save Worf's reputation.


Data suggests to Picard that he look for a manifest of whatever's on that ship, and he then finds a record of the S.S.Mariposa, carrying a strange mixture of technology and back-to- nature supplies. When they enter the Ficus sector, they see that the sun is flaring up, and Riker is beamed down to one planet in the system, where life readings have been detected. Later, when the people start beaming up, O'Brien finds they've brought cattle, chickens, and so forth with them.


The Bringloidi leader, Danilo O'Dell, complains to Picard about decisions being made for him. Picard, grumpy, orders the whole lot beamed to a cargo bay to establish themselves there. Problems quickly ensue, ...


Highlight Listing:

"Up The Long Ladder" - The crew's rescue of a missing earth colony leads to the discovery of a civilization composed entirely of clones.

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42859.2 Manhunt

The Enterprise beams up two Antedians, fishlike aliens, to transport to a conference on Pacifica. After O'Brien decides to keep the delegates, who are in stasis, "out of the way" until Pulaski takes them to sickbay, a shuttle intercepts the Enterprise, carrying another delegate: Lwaxana Troi.


Lwaxana comes on board and quickly annoys everyone. When Riker decides to carry her bags, she telepathically asks Deanna, "is he still yours?", and remarks that perhaps the custom of men being owned should be started again. She invites Picard to dinner, and he accepts, believing the entire bridge crew are invited. As he quickly discovers upon entering, however, Lwaxana intends this to be an "intimate" dinner for two.


She flirts outrageously with Picard, who manages to save himself by calling to the bridge to invite Data down for dessert, telling Lwaxana that Data's after-dinner conversation is "legendary". Data's utterly tedious anecdotes bring a quick end to the dinner, and Picard extends his gratitude to Data. ...


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Gene Roddenberry 06/24/89

42901.3 The Emissary

The Enterprise is ordered to divert from their current course to just outside a recently colonized system. When they arrive, Admiral Gromek tells Picard that a special emissary will be arriving shortly, who will give them the mission briefing, but says no more. When the emissary arrives (in a Class-8 probe, of all things, so as to arrive quickly), the crew revives K'Ehleyr, a half-human, half-Klingon female. As she enters to begin the briefing, she recognizes and greets Worf, saying "so this is where you've been hiding-I told you we'd meet again."


At the briefing, she tells them of a Klingon ship, the T'Ong, which set out on a mission with the crew in suspended animation 75 years ago, while the Klingons and Federation were still at war, and that the nearest Klingon ship is 48 hours behind them, which may be too late. Their task is to prevent the crew from awakening, if possible, and to destroy the ship, if not. Picard, not willing to simply destroy them out of hand, puts K'Ehleyr and Worf to work on finding other options. Unfortunately, the two don't interact very well. K'Ehleyr is anxious to discuss their aborted love affair of six years earlier, but Worf is all business. ...


Highlight Listing:

"The Emissary" - An official mission becomes a personal matter when Worf's former love is sent to the Enterprise to mediate a dispute between Klingons and the Federation.

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Gene Roddenberry 07/08/89

42923.4 Peak Performance

Due to the Borg threat, the Enterprise is taking part in Federation wargames, overseen by the Zakdorn strategist Sirna Kolrami, who is unpleasant, to say the least. Kolrami tells Riker he will be commanding the 80-year-old U.S.S. Hathaway, and putting her in simulated combat against the Enterprise. Riker selects his complement of 40, including Worf, Geordi and Wesley.


Before Riker leaves, he invites Kolrami to play a game of strategema, a game at which Kolrami is a grandmaster. Kolrami easily defeats Riker (who did not expect to win, but merely played for the privilege of playing him), and Pulaski suggests to Data that he play Kolrami, to knock Kolrami down a few pegs. Riker and company arrive at the Hathaway and are given 48 hours to get her into shape. This may prove difficult, ...


Highlight Listing:

"Peak Performance" - A simulated war game turns deadly when the crew is ambushed by a Ferengi battleship.

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42976.1 Shades Of Gray

While exploring a then-unexplored planet, Surata Four, Riker gets jabbed in the calf, and is infected by mysterious microbes which attach themselves to nerve endings and prevent neural activity. Riker's leg soon goes dead, and Pulaski finds that the infection is spreading, and when it reaches the brain, Riker will die.


A few hours later, Riker slips into a coma, and Pulaski decides to temporize by externally inducing neural activity. She finds he is reliving old memories, and with Troi's help, figures out exactly which emotion he's feeling at the time. Furthermore, each emotion is releasing different brain endorphins, some of which may well be poisonous to the organism.


After determining that sexual arousal merely stimulates the organism's growth, she and Troi find that strong negative emotions drive the organism off. By tightening the focus of the beam, she induces the most basic, primal, "survival emotions", and Riker recovers, weak but intact.




43125.8 Evolution

The Enterprise is in a binary star system with astrophysicist Paul Stubbs, who is preparing to test his theories with a burst of energy that the system releases once every 196 years. They prepare to launch Stubbs's "Egg", but then the ship suddenly shakes, shields go down, and the Enterprise is sent hurtling straight toward the accretion bridge between the giant and the pulsar.


They recover shields and engines in time to avoid all but minimal damage, but are perplexed when the computer claims there was no malfunction. Further confusion results when Beverly (returned from Starfleet Med), after fixing up Dr. Stubbs, finds a malfunctioning food dispenser. After reporting it, she talks to Picard about her concern that Wesley's almost too polite, and says he really should be getting into more trouble. Stubbs, friendly with Wesley, talks to him about fulfilling his potential, but then the sensors indicate a Borg ship approaching and the ship is put on full alert. The ship then vanishes, and all the computer can do is talk chess. Picard calls Riker and Data to his ready room to discuss the fate of this mission.


Stubbs intrudes on the meeting and objects strenuously to any suggestion of leaving, claiming he would rather die than leave. Wes, having nasty suspicions, checks his lab and realizes the problem is probably all his fault. He talks to Guinan about it, saying he accidentally let two Nanites (tiny robots designed to work in living cells) escape in tandem, and they may be responsible. After several more problems with the ship, Beverly confronts Wesley in his lab, hinting that perhaps he's taken on more than he can handle. Wes argues with her, saying "How can you know? You haven't even been here!", and the two decide to work together on the problem. They find the problem is worse than they thought: the Nanites are evolving, and are now working with a collective intelligence.


Stubbs, caring only for his experiment, tries to kill the Nanites with gamma radiation, but only manages to kill some, angering the Nanites, who then try to kill him later. Picard, grudgingly, agrees that the time has come to kill them all for the sake of the ship, but as he's about to, Data's attempts at communication succeed.


Data offers the Nanites his body as a conduit for face-to-face contact, and they accept. Stubbs apologizes for his actions, and throws himself on the mercy of the creatures. They agree to end the conflict, and say the ship has gotten too small for their needs. Picard relocates them to a nearby planet, and Stubbs's experiment goes as planned. Finally, Bev notices Wesley come into Ten-Forward with a girl while she talks to Guinan, and while happy to see him having fun for a change, immediately asks, "What do you know about this girl?"



N/A The Ensigns of Command

The Enterprise receives a call from the Sheliak Corporate, which they haven't heard from in 111 years. The Sheliak insist Tau Cygna Five is theirs, due to an old treaty, and they want the humans there gone- despite the fact that, due to hyperonic radiation, the crew doesn't think any humans could possibly be there.


When they reach the system, they find the radiation interferes with the sensors, along with phasers and transporters. Data, as the only crewmember immune to the radiation, is sent down via shuttlecraft to begin evacuation procedures. To everyone's surprise, however, Data finds, not a crashed ship with a few dozen people on it, but a thriving civilization of over 15,000 people, descended from the occupants of a 92-year old lost colony ship. Further, their leader, Gosheven, boasts of the colony's accomplishments, scorns the Sheliak claim, and refuses to leave. While Data meets and befriends Ard'rian McKenzie, a woman very interested in androids, Picard tries to ask the Sheliak for more time. ...


Highlight Listing:

"The Ensigns of Command" - Data races against time to save a human colony that's been marked for death by aliens.

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43930.7 Menage a Troi

When Deanna's mother spurns advances made by a Ferengi Daimon, he takes it upon himself to kidnap the two of them, along with Commander Riker and steal them away aboard his ship.

Highlight Listing:

"Ménage á Troi." The Enterprise is thrown into chaos when Counsellor Troi and her mother are kidnapped by the Ferengi.


43989.1 The Best of Both Worlds

The Enterprise comes to take a look at the Jure Four colony, one of the outermost colonies of the Federation, with about 900 residents- all contact was recently lost. Riker takes an away team down to the "middle o' town," as O'Brien tells them, but finds himself on the edge of a crater. The entire town has been scooped away.


Stardate 43992.6: Admiral Hansen and Lt. Cmdr. Shelby have come to view the evidence, very worried that this might be the beginning of the Borg invasion. Shelby has been in charge of Borg tactical analysis over the last six months, and although she's done her job well, no defenses are as yet beyond the drawing board. After Shelby accepts Riker's invitation to the poker game that night, the two leave Picard and Hansen alone to talk.


Hansen tells Picard that Shelby really knows her stuff, and says she'd "make one hell of a first officer." When Picard replies that he already has one hell of a first officer, he's informed that Riker was offered the U.S.S. Melbourne (his third chance at command) recently, but hasn't yet responded. He urges Picard to kick Riker in the pants a little "for his own good," and get his career moving again.


Meanwhile, Riker and Shelby discuss traces the Borg leave behind- special magnetic resonances that were found both on the Enterprise after the slice of hull was taken out, and from the Neutral Zone outposts- a Borg "footprint," if you will.


Highlight Listing:

"The Best of Both Worlds." The evil Borg capture Picard in an attempt to conquer the human race.


44001.4 Best of Both Worlds Part II

After a brief recap of part one, we see the weapon charge up, and fire. It hits dead-on-and nothing happens to the Borg ship. After the Enterprise is forced to cease fire before the engines burn out, the surprised bridge crew is informed by Locutus that everything Picard ever knew is now part of the Borg: "Your resistance is hopeless...Number One."


Stardate 44001.4: The Borg resume course, with the Enterprise powerless to pursue: as expected, their main deflector is out, as are shields and the reactor core. It's going to be 8-12 hours for repair, as they tell Admiral Hanson.


Riker, however, reassures Hanson that, even if late, the Enterprise will be at Wolf-359. Hanson tells them that they bought the Federation valuable time: they've got 40 starships massed, the Klingons are sending ships, and they even considered opening communications with the Romulans. Hanson bristles when Shelby says Picard is working with the Borg, and says to all concerned that Picard, their captain and his longtime friend, is a casualty of war. He field- promotes Riker to Captain, and wishes everyone good luck.


Highlight Listing:

"The Best of Both Worlds, PT. II" (Season Premiere). Riker must choose between saving Picard and saving humanity when the Borg use the kidnapped captain as part of their plan to destroy Earth.

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44012.3 Family

With the Enterprise still undergoing repairs, many family reunions take place. Worf is surprised, and a bit distressed, to find that his parents are coming to visit, as Jean-Luc, insisting to Deanna that he's "fine" following his abduction (to wit: his physical injuries have healed, and at least his nightmares are gone) prepares to visit his brother Robert, who still lives in Jean-Luc's home village, and whom he hasn't seen in almost twenty years. Meanwhile, Beverly looks through some old keepsakes- including a message that Jack recorded for Wesley not long after Wes was born.


While Worf deals with his parents (his mother's just like any mother who hasn't seen a son in a long time, and his father's an old Starfleet man who has all the specs and diagrams to the Enterprise at home, as he tells everyone), ...


Highlight Listing:

"Family" - While the Enterprise undergoes repairs on Earth, crew members reunite with family as Picard comes face to face with his jealous brother.

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44085.7 Brothers

The Enterprise is en route to a starbase due to a medical emergency. Due indirectly to a practical joke that Jake Potts played on his little brother Willie, Willie urgently needs medical attention. Data begins taking Jake to sickbay to see Willie (who's under strict quarantine, and also not particularly amenable to seeing Jake right now), but suddenly starts behaving strangely.


He quickly assumes control of the Enterprise by cutting off life support to the bridge. He establishes force-fields in enough locations that the others can't even get to the bridge, let alone recover it from him. They block site-to-site transport ability (meaning he can't beam directly off the bridge)-and Data, through a complicated series of force-fields, walks past entire security teams to Transporter Room 1, puts Riker and O'Brien behind a force-field, reactivates site-to-site ability, and beams off- ship...


Highlight Listing:

"Brothers" - After being summoned home by his elderly creator, Data clashes with his evil brother, Lore.


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44143.7 Suddenly Human

The Enterprise responds to a distress call, and finds a Talarian training ship, with radiation leaks. They rescue five of the ship's crew, all teenagers-four are Talarian, but one is human. The human youth, named Jono, refuses to talk to anyone until he hears Picard's title of Captain-then, he shows strict obedience to Picard's wishes. Beverly takes Picard aside and mentions that she found signs of rather severe injury some time ago-possibly abuse.


Shortly thereafter, the crew find out that Jono's real name is Jeremiah Rossa-he's the grandson of an admiral, and his parents were killed ten years ago by the Talarians in a border skirmish. Troi tells Picard that Jono needs a father figure right now-and as the only person to whom Jono's shown the slightest positive response, Picard's the lucky candidate.


Picard, attempts to strike up friendly conversations with the boy, even bringing Jono into his quarters. However, when he brings up Jono's human heritage, Jono gets angry and storms out. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Suddenly Human" - Picard risks war when he refuses to return a human boy to the alien father who raised him, and may have abused him.

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44161.2 Remember Me 

The Enterprise is docked at Starbase 133, and Bev greets her old friend Dr. Dalen Quaice, who's departing the base after his wife's death (the Enterprise will be taking him home when they depart). After getting him settled, Bev thinks about his comment that "the worst thing about getting older" is finding that everyone around you is gone, and goes to see Wesley. Wes is in Engineering, working on some warpfield experiments, and Geordi's telling him to finish sooner than possible, because he needs his engines back. As Bev watches, Wes hurriedly tinkers a little, and then there's a bright, completely unexpected flash. There doesn't seem to be any lasting effect, however (though Wes looks up not long after and seems puzzled not to see Beverly there), and the ship leaves.


The next morning, Bev goes to Quaice's quarters to invite him to breakfast, but after he doesn't answer the ring, she enters-and finds neither him nor his belongings. Further, the computer claims that no such person is on board. She calls Worf, who is apparently not aware of Quaice's presence either, but he agrees to start a search. Stranger still, Picard doesn't remember seeing any mention of his visit, despite Bev's insistence that she sent the electronic paperwork about it to him weeks ago. When Bev becomes confused about why anyone might have intercepted her request and approved it, Picard suggests looking into whether Quaice had any enemies on the starbase.


However, things get worse. The starbase claims to have no record of Quaice's existence-and he worked on the base for six years. Then, as if that weren't enough, O'Brien, whom we saw beam Quaice on board, doesn't remember doing so\ but does remember Bev coming in alone, looking around, saying "Thank you" and leaving. And, of course, there's no transporter trace of Quaice's existence, either.


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Then, not much later, Bev's in sickbay, when suddenly a bright vortex appears out of nowhere, blowing papers and books everywhere, and nearly sucking Bev in. Geordi, however, looks for it after it disappears and finds no trace of it-or any evidence that it ever existed. ... No one other than Bev finds the ship's emptiness unusual-the space is necessary for transport of colonists, ferrying diplomats, emergency evacuations, and so on.


Worse yet, when Bev suggests working with Worf on something, she finds that no one knows whom she's talking about. She asks Deanna if she's going mad, and Deanna comforts her ...


Bev goes to find Wes in Engineering-fortunately, he's still there. ... The two of them head up to talk to Picard-but only Bev gets as far as the turbolift. Now truly panicked, she runs to the lift and goes to the bridge, finding a sole occupant-Picard.


Picard, despite Bev's vivid descriptions, has no memory of any of the people she mentions (Riker, Data, Troi, O'Brien, Worf, and Wesley), insists that the ship's "never needed a crew before", and doesn't remember the Traveller. To make her feel better, he agrees to have his vital signs continually monitored, and the computer starts talking about them continuously in the background. Bev apologizes for her outburst, but Picard says that if she's right, and he has forgotten people who were once his closest friends and associates, then he deserved every bit of it.


She promises not to forget any of them, and to try to get them back. She tells Picard that she's got something to say to him-but his seat is suddenly empty, and the computer is silent. ... Wes gives up, saying they'll never get Bev back now. But a voice says "It's not over, Wesley...", and the Traveller phases in. "There's still a way."


The Traveller, on board the real Enterprise, says that Bev is still alive, for as long as she thinks she is.


Meanwhile, Bev tries to reason things out, but gets nowhere, despite managing to catch the computer in a contradiction (namely, that she's the only member of the crew, but alone she is incapable of fulfilling the Enterprise's primary mission). She tries to contact the Traveller's race, and then orders a course to Tau Alpha C, that race's homeworld-despite it being 123 days away at Warp 9.5. But as she says "Engage", she finds that the planet has vanished from the computer's starfield.


...

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44215.2 Legacy

The Enterprise intercepts a distress call from the freighter Arcos, and heads to rescue it. However, it blows up just as they reach it. Data detects traces of an escape pod, heading straight for the lone city on Turkana Four-Tasha's birthplace, and an extraordinarily violent place.


Riker, Worf, Data, and Beverly beam down and are almost immediately accosted by members of the Coalition, one of the two factions controlling the city. The Coalition leader, Hayne, tells them that the other faction, the Alliance, is holding the two surviving crewmen of the Arcos, and will probably want weapons as an exchange for them. He, on the other hand, wants weapons for his help-"to keep the peace." Riker temporizes, and as the team leaves, Hayne starts researching the Enterprise, having heard them say that a dead comrade was born on Turkana Four. Not long afterward, Hayne hails Picard, and presents to him a liaison/guide to help with the rescue-Tasha's sister, Ishara Yar.


Despite great suspicion, Picard accepts Hayne's offering, and Ishara comes on board. She seems possessed of great strength, but she's initially quite bitter of what she saw as Tasha's cowardice in leaving the planet to join Starfleet....


Highlight Listing:

"Legacy" - A rescue mission leads the crew to the birthplace of their late comrade Tasha Yar, where they encounter her mysterious sister.

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44246.3 Reunion

While on a routine mission, the Enterprise meets a Klingon attack cruiser. Aboard is K'Ehleyr, on an urgent mission. She beams aboard-with her and Worf's son, Alexander. Despite the fact that K'Ehleyr couldn't care less about Worf's discommendation, he does; and he refuses to even discuss the child at first.


K'Ehleyr informs Picard that the Klingon Empire is on the verge of civil war. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Reunion" - When Picard is chosen to mediate a Klingon power struggle, Worf confronts the Klingon who disgraced him.

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Gene Roddenberry 02/10/90

43610.4 A Matter of Perspective

As Commander Riker returns from the Botanica Four Research Station after talking with Dr. Apgar, a scientist working on Kreeger waves, the station suddenly explodes, killing Apgar. Then, Chief Investigator Krag of Tanuga Four beams aboard and demands Riker be extradited to face trial for murder. When Picard talks to Krag in private, he finds that the Tanugan justice system operates under the premise "guilty until proven innocent". Unwilling to extradite Riker, Picard says that the incident will be recreated on the Enterprise, via the holodeck. ...


Highlight Listing:

"A Matter of Perspective." Riker is suspected of murdering a respected scientist who had accused the Enterprise officer of seducing his wife.

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Gene Roddenberry 02/17/90

43625.2 Yesterday's Enterprise

The Enterprise happens upon a time-rift, and when the U.S.S. Enterprise-C (the last ship to bear the name) comes through it, everything changes, and one immediately noticeable change is that Lieutenant Yar is back at Tactical! She finds life signs on the Ent-C, and they hear a distress call from Capt. Garrett, who says the ship has been attacked by Romulan Warbirds. Riker, Geordi, Crusher and Yar beam over (with strict instructions from Picard not to say anything about where or when they are), rescue the survivors, and commence repairs. After initial repairs are underway, Guinan comes up to talk to Picard.


She seems to have a unique sense of time, for she realizes things have changed. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Yesterday's Enterprise." The course of history is altered when a time rift brings a starship Enterprise from the past into the present with a crew which includes Tasha Yar.

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Gene Roddenberry 03/10/90

43657.0 The Offspring

When Geordi, Deanna, and Wes come to Data's lab a few weeks after a cybernetics conference, he introduces them to Lal, his child. When Picard hears of this, he becomes concerned about what Starfleet will think. When he reminds Data of the awesome responsibility he's taken on, Data replies that it's no different than the responsibility anyone takes on when becoming a parent. Later, Lal selects a sex and appearance from the holodeck, which its body is then built into. When Lal returns, resembling a human female (with realistic skin and eyes), Deanna says, "Congratulations, Data- it's a girl."


As Data begins teaching Lal about humanity and the world, he finds he is often relearning the experience himself. ...

Highlight Listing:

"The Offspring." Data becomes a father when he creates an android using a transfer of his own neural programming.

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43685.2 Sins of the Father

In return for Riker visiting the Pagh, the Enterprise takes on a Klingon first officer, Commander Kurn. Kurn is in many ways a typical Klingon, placing heavy emphasis on discipline and running just about everyone ragged- except for Worf, who later comes to Kurn's quarters to ask if he has given offense. When Kurn claims Worf's Klingon blood has thinned, Worf attacks him, and Kurn says that that is "The response I would expect from my older brother."


Kurn says he was left behind when Worf and his parents went to Khitomer, and was unofficially adopted by their father's friend and not told of his true heritage until recently. Now, their father has been accused of betraying the Khitomer outpost, and as the oldest son, Worf must challenge the accusation if any are to do so. When Worf tells Picard this, and says that if his challenge fails, he too will die as a traitor, Picard refuses to grant leave, saying instead the ship will accompany them to the homeworld of the Klingon Empire. Later, Worf invites Kurn to be his cha'DIch (or second), but tells him not to reveal his heritage....


Highlight Listing:

"Sins of The Father." When his long-lost brother appears on the Enterprise, Worf is thrust into a life-or-death battle for his family's honor.

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Gene Roddenberry 03/24/90

43714.1 Allegiance

After the Enterprise has helped eradicate a plague, Picard is resting in his quarters, and when he falls asleep, a strange device appears, scans him and vanishes with him. As he wakes in what could be either a prison or a lab, Worf goes to investigate the strange reading in his quarters, only to find that "Picard" is still there.


Picard finds the other two captives there with him: Haro, a Starfleet cadet from Boleas Five, and Kovar Tholl, a philosopher from Mizar Two. Neither can explain how they arrived, and neither has seen their captors. Meanwhile, "Picard" diverts the ship to a nearby pulsar, at only Warp 2 (thus delaying an upcoming rendezvous) and tells Riker privately that he'll be a bit more close-mouthed than usual for the time being. As Picard analyzes the door in the lab, trying to get out, and theorizes as to why they specifically might have been taken, the fourth captive appears: Esogg, a bloodthirsty alien from the planet Chalnoth. Picard manages to convince him they are only captives like him, but they quickly find Esogg and Tholl do not get along- and further, Esogg cannot eat the food that's been provided. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Allegiance." Without the crew's knowledge, Captain Picard is kidnapped and replaced by an evil imposter.

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Gene Roddenberry 03/31/90

43745.2 Captain's Holiday

While two aliens on the planet Risa appear out of nowhere and wait for Picard, Troi suggests that Picard, who just finished weeks of grueling negotiations to iron out a trade agreement, needs a holiday. After half the major bridge crew tries to persuade him, Picard finally agrees to go (realizing he won't get a moment's peace if he refuses). As Picard leaves, Riker asks him to pick up a horgon. Upon his arrival, a girl crashes into him, and then when she sees a Ferengi, kisses him soundly hello.


Picard tries to relax by the pool, but keeps getting interrupted by women who ask if they can make his stay more pleasant. Eventually, he discovers the horgon is a symbol of sexuality, and puts the thing away. A short time after that, Sovak, the Ferengi, orders him to keep away from the woman and that the disk (whatever that may be) belongs to him. Picard, however, is none too impressed, and orders him off. Then, Vash, the woman who kissed him earlier, shows up again, and when he realizes that she is the woman Sovak spoke of, he leaves in a huff, but not before Vash slips the disk into his pocket. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Captain's Holiday." While on vacation, Picard becomes entangled in the search for a missing weapon from the future..

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Gene Roddenberry 04/21/90

43779.3 Tin Man

While the Enterprise is on a routine mission, the Hood shows up unexpectedly. Capt. DeSoto tells Picard about new orders- they will be told about them when they take on their passenger, Tam Elbrun ("of the Garushta disaster"). Troi tells Picard she knew Tam at the University of Betazed...when he was a patient.


Tam's a first-contact expert, and an extraordinary telepath, but also something of a maverick, annoying people by telling them their thoughts. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Tin Man." The crew is thrust into a deadly showdown with the Romulans over a newly discovered life-form in a remote star system..

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Gene Roddenberry 04/28/90

43807.4 Hollow Pursuits

After we see Lt. Reg Barclay beating up Riker and Geordi in 10-Forward, he is called to Cargo Bay 5, and exits the holodeck, saving the program he just ran. At Cargo Bay 5, Geordi and Riker discuss Barclay as a problem (always late, doesn't work well with others, eternally nervous, etc.), and then dress him down as he comes in. After dealing with a broken canister of tissue samples, the team gets to work analyzing a broken antigrav- and despite all of Barclay's assurances, it continues to malfunction.


Later, Picard tells Geordi in private that he should try harder to get to know Barclay, leave his prejudices in his cabin, and above all, forget Wes's nickname for Barclay, "Broccoli". Geordi immediately gets on that, inviting Reg to take part in the next morning's briefing. Unfortunately, he's a little late then, too- and most of his suggestions are shot down by Wesley as unworkable. While Barclay unwinds in the holodeck with another fantasy (this one involving Troi as "the goddess of empathy"), Wes, Geordi, Data, and Duffy (another engineer) discuss Barclay in 10-Forward. Then, inexplicably, Duffy's glass starts leaking.


...


Highlight Listing:

"Hollow Pursuits." The crew struggles to help a young engineer whose obsession with the fantasy world Holodeck is endangering the ship.

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Gene Roddenberry 05/05/90

43872.2 The Most Toys

To neutralize a contaminated water supply in a nearby system, the Enterprise is taking on board the highly volatile hytritium, sold to them by the trader Kivas Fajo. Data flies the shuttle to make the back-and-forth trips, but is seized by Fajo on the last trip, who then sends his shuttle back empty and blows it up, to make it look as though Data's been destroyed. Seeing no evidence to the contrary, the Enterprise is forced to leave for the Beta Agni system (fortunately, they now have just enough hytritium to complete their mission).


When Data awakes, he is told that he is the "crown jewel" in Fajo's collection of rare and unique things. ...


Highlight Listing:

"The Most Toys." The crew leave Data for dead when his shuttle craft explodes during a dangerous mission.

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Gene Roddenberry 05/12/90

43917.4 Sarek

Ambassador Sarek comes on board with his staff and his new (also human) wife, Perrin, to complete a treaty with the Legarans (his last mission before retiring). Although his aides seem overly concerned with his health (Sarek himself says they're overprotective and seems fine), and Sarek is slightly cranky (as cranky as a Vulcan ever gets), all seems well. (We do, however, see a bit later that Sarek is currently unable to meditate to attain peace.)


Then, not long after he comes on board, tempers start flaring up on board the ship: Wesley and Geordi start arguing with each other heatedly while setting up the conference room and are broken up by Riker. Then, after a Mozart recital which Sarek attends (and at which Picard actually sees Sarek cry), tempers get worse: Bev slaps Wesley for no reason, and Ten-Forward becomes the site of a bar brawl.


Bev and Troi eventually advance a theory: Sarek himself may be the cause, due to a very rare malady contracted by aged Vulcans known as Bendai's syndrome, in which all emotional control is gradually eroded away. ...

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43930.7 Menage a Troi


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43957.2 Transfigurations

The Enterprise finds a crashed escape pod in an unexplored system, with one critically injured passenger. Bev manages to stabilize him on the planet (with Geordi's help) enough to beam him aboard. Before leaving orbit, they find evidence that there was a larger ship in orbit, which was completely destroyed. While Data gets to work on the one small piece of equipment they salvaged from the wreck, Bev finds her patient will live, but she can't take credit for it.


Apparently, his recuperative powers are incredible, and even more interestingly, even his healthy cells are mutating in some way. A couple of days later, "John Doe" awakes, but cannot remember who he is.


Weeks later, he's almost completely recovered, though still unaware of who he is. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Transfigurations." The Enterprise rescues a mysterious humanoid whose remarkable powers affect the entire crew.

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Gene Roddenberry 11/10/90

44286.5 Future Imperfect

Riker's birthday party is interrupted when he has to lead an away team down to Alfa Onias Three. He, Worf, and Geordi find nothing of consequence, but a sudden gas buildup knocks Riker out before beam-up. He revives in sickbay, where a strangely altered Bev tells him that sixteen years have passed, and he is now captain of the Enterprise. (Apparently, he picked up a disease on the planet which only recently became active, and caused the memory loss, which may or may not be permanent.)


Riker encounters one surprise after another. ...Deanna takes Will to his quarters, where he finds another surprise-a teenage son named Jean-Luc. (He finds out from Deanna that Jean-Luc's mother was killed two years ago in a shuttle accident, and was ship's counselor after Deanna left.) He doesn't remember Jean-Luc at all, but he soon starts to warm to the boy.

...

Riker and Ethan (who claims to have been taken from a nearby research station on a planet Riker thought was deserted) join forces, and manage to escape from their cell. Ethan leads Riker to a forgotten storeroom, but there slips himself when he says that only Ambassador Tomalak can activate the Romulan communications. Riker deduces that this scene is fake as well, and refuses to play the game any more. The Romulans dissolve, and Ethan tells him that he was left there by his mother when his planet was invaded so that he'd be safe from his enemies. The neural scanners let him enact anything he wants, and he took Riker because he wanted to see someone real. Riker, touched, takes Ethan (now revealed as a vaguely insectlike alien named Barash) with him when he leaves.

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44307.3 Final Mission

As Picard prepares to leave to arbitrate a miners' dispute on Pentarus Five, he informs Wes that he's just gotten into the Academy-and he'd like Wes to accompany him to the mediation as a final mission. An emergency call comes in to the ship from Songi, head of Gamilon Five-a ship has entered orbit, hasn't answered hails, and has increased radiation levels planetwide. The Enterprise warps off to help them, as Picard and Wes leave with Captain Dirgo in his mining shuttle.


However, before they reach the planet, one of the shuttle thrusters blows off, and the ship careens out of control. With no other workable options, they crash-land on a moon of Pentarus Three which can support life (just). The three of them are all right, but the communications system is destroyed, along with the replicator-and Dirgo has no emergency food or water.


... Picard, Wes, and Dirgo head for the mountains, despite signs from Wes's tricorder of strange energy readings, possibly life, and eventually find a cave. ..., a fountain of water-but are repelled from getting to it by a force-field. Dirgo tries to shoot through it, but a mysterious energy-shape knocks away his phaser and causes a rockslide. Picard manages to push Wes clear of the slide, but is caught in it himself.


He's hurt badly, but despite Dirgo's insistence that Picard will never survive, Wes tries to keep him alive. ...

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Gene Roddenberry 12/29/90

44356.9 The Loss

After we see Troi counseling Ensign Janet Brooks about dealing with the grief caused by her husband's death a few months ago, the Enterprise sensors pick up an array of plane- polarized objects...but only for a moment. As they flick in and out of sensor "view", Troi starts shuddering and whimpering with pain (Ens. Brooks has since gone). A diagnostic is run, but sensors are fine-but then, suddenly, the ship can't get into warp, and starts being pulled somewhere at one-tenth impulse.


While the bridge crew tries various alternatives in speed and direction to break free of whatever's holding them (to no avail), Bev finally answers Troi's call for help. While Troi now seems fine, she quickly discovers in the bridge conference that her empathic abilities have completely vanished!


...


Highlight Listing:

"The Loss" - Counselor Troi resigns her post after experiencing a mysterious loss of her empathetic powers.

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44390.1 Data's Day

Data begins his "typical day" (one which he is recording commentary on throughout for Bruce Maddox) with a conversation with Keiko Ishikawa, fiancee to one Miles Edward O'Brien (and the wedding's today!). As Data is one of Keiko's longtime friends (he introduced the two of them, in fact, and is also serving as the father of the bride for the wedding), she asks him to tell O'Brien of her decision to call off the wedding. O'Brien, to no one's surprise but Data's, is not pleased.


...

Later, Data apologizes to Keiko, but Keiko just tells him to hurry up and get dressed for the wedding, which confuses Data to no end. The wedding and dancing go smoothly, and Data ends the day resolving "to continue learning, changing, growing, and trying to become more than what I am."


Highlight Listing:

"Data's Day" - A friend's impending wedding compounds Data's confusion about the nuances of human feelings.

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44429.6 The Wounded

The Enterprise is conducting a mapping survey near the Cardassian border. The Federation and the Cardassians made peace less than a year ago, after a long war. Their mission is interrupted, however, when they are attacked by a Cardassian ship. They manage to disable it without too much difficulty, and are told by its captain, Gul Macet, that a Federation starship has destroyed an unarmed science station.


Picard contacts Admiral Haden, who says that the news is true. ...


Highlight Listing:

"The Wounded" - Picard must stop a renegade Federation starship which is making unprovoked attacks on a former enemy's ship.

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44474.5 Devil's Due

The Enterprise rushes to Ventax Two after Dr. Howard Clarke, head of a science station there, reports that the station is under attack by panicking Ventaxians. As they reach the planet, however, the mob breaks in. The Enterprise crew manages to beam up Clarke, but only Clarke. He tells Picard that the Ventaxians are panicking because the next day, they expect the mythical "Ardra" (the devil, more or less) to arrive and claim their world.


After communications are reestablished, Picard beams down to talk to Jared, the Ventaxians' leader. However, he, like the others, firmly believes in the contract their ancestors made with Ardra (a thousand years of peace and prosperity in exchange for their servitude thereafter), and expects her to come. Their conversation is interrupted, however, by an earthquake (one of the prophesied signs of Ardra's return), and Ardra's arrival. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Devil's Due" - Picard fights to save a terrorized planet from a powerful woman who claims to be the devil.

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44502.7 Clues

During a rather uneventful period, the Enterprise picks up a T Tauri star, with a class- M planet orbiting, which is unheard-of. They go to investigate, but apparently pass through a wormhole and are knocked unconscious. When Picard and the crew revive, Data (who was immune) tells them it's been about thirty seconds. They were only thrown about a day's journey away, there are no serious injuries, and no damage, so all seems well. On Data's advice, Picard sends a probe to check out the planet in question rather than risk the wormhole again. The probe beams back images of a non-class-M planet, and Data suggests that the first reading was simply a wormhole-induced glitch. The ship goes back to its old course.


However, this neat appearance begins to unravel. Bev finds that some samples of moss she had incubating show roughly 24 hours' growth, not 30 seconds. Data, when asked, suggests a rather ridiculous hypothesis which Geordi rejects (once Picard has sent Data down to help in engineering). Picard is concerned, and orders various other checks to begin. ..,



Highlight Listing:

"Clues" - Picard and the crew are shocked to discover that Data is lying to them.

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44614.6 Galaxy's Child

The Enterprise stops at Starbase 313 to pick up some scientific equipment, and Geordi has the pleasure of welcoming on board Dr. Leah Brahms, whose image he fell in love with on the holodeck, and who is coming on board specifically to talk to him. He's ecstatic about finally meeting "his dream", but the ecstasy sours when Leah greets him as "the one who's fouled up my engine designs."


As the Enterprise diverts to investigate some interesting radiation readings, Geordi and Leah's relationship goes further downhill. His justifications of his many modifications (that theory doesn't equal reality, mainly) are met with a cold shoulder, and Geordi's repeated slips about things he assumes Leah knows and things he does know about her make her rather uneasy. This comes to a head when Geordi sets the stage for a textbook seduction in his quarters, but Leah is still mostly business and doesn't stay long.


Meanwhile, the Enterprise encounters the source of the strange radiation-a space-born lifeform. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Galaxy's Child" - The Enterprise becomes surrogate mother to a huge alien creature after Picard is forced to destroy its real mother.

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44631.2 Night Terrors

The Enterprise enters an uncharted binary star system in search of a science vessel, the U.S.S. Brittain, which has been missing for about a month. It finds the Brittain, intact but adrift...and all the crew are dead of extremely unnatural causes.


All but one, that is. The scientific advisor, Hagan, a Betazoid, is alive, although catatonic and withdrawn. While Troi tries to get through to him, Geordi and Data try to restart the Brittain's engines-but although everything's working fine, there's no motion. Before long, Beverly tells Jean-Luc of her findings-the crew of the Brittain, with no apparent outside influences, killed each other. Meanwhile, Troi has a nightmare, of floating adrift in a fog with a voice saying only "eyes in the dark, one moon circles..."


Four days later, with no answers in sight, and tempers mounting (O'Brien gets paranoid about Keiko's alleged "affair" with another man, for example, and Picard hears his ready room door buzz many times with no one there), Picard decides to leave the area. Unfortunately, the engines suddenly fizzle out and stop working, leaving the ship adrift. Data's analysis (six days later...) shows that they're caught in a "Tychon rift", and need a large explosion (greater than even the photon torpedoes can generate) to break free.


Picard, realizing that one of the two top officers needs to keep hold of his sanity, sends Riker off to a nap. Unfortunately, neither one gets any rest: Picard hallucinates in the lift and comes to the bridge screaming like a baby, and Riker feels snakes on his leg moments after getting into bed. After a brief conversation with Data in which Data suggests the deflector burst (a\*` la "The Best of Both Worlds") as a possibility, Picard tells Data that he'll need to help Picard out more and more as this continues.


After Bev has a brief hallucination, she figures out what's wrong: except for Troi, no one has had any dreams since this began, and the dream- deprivation is driving them all slowly insane. As unrest builds in Ten-Forward (with a crewman, Gillespie, deciding he'd rather go down fighting than quietly in his room), the deflector burst is tried, and fails miserably. After this, Worf, feeling that his fear makes him no longer a warrior, tries to commit suicide, but Troi stops him and takes him to sickbay.


Finally, after Data's been appointed Acting Captain, Troi figures out that her nightmares are not dreams, but messages. There's another ship on the other side of the rift, and its beings are trying to communicate telepathically on Troi's mental frequency (thus jamming out all humanoid REM frequencies at the same time). After some study and a bit of good fortune, Troi and Data realize that the other crew needs hydrogen from the Enterprise in order to create the necessary explosion. As Data does this, Troi communicates to the aliens that they should release the catalyst, and both ships are freed.



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44664.5 Identity Crisis

A friend and former shipmate of Geordi's, Lt. Comm. Susanna Leijten, has come on board the Enterprise...and she's got a problem. About five years earlier, she led a team down to Tartiannen Three to investigate a lost colony, and found no traces of any abductions, or anything wrong at all beyond the fact that the colony had vanished. But now, three of the five members of the team have just independently stolen shuttles and headed back to Tartiannen Three for no apparent reason. The only two left are Susanna...and Geordi.

...


With time running out for Geordi, a much recovered Susanna joins the away team to search for him. Using UV light, they manage to find Geordi (along with several other similar creatures), and Susanna manages to break through the pure instinct of the "creature" to find Geordi's remaining scrap of humanity and bring him back. With Geordi returned and recovering, Picard orders warning beacons on and around the planet, both to protect the Federation and the planet's creatures, and the ship continues on.


Highlight Listing:

"Identity Crisis" - Dr. Crusher races against time to locate a parasite that threatens to transform Geordi into an alien creature.

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44704.2 The Nth Degree

The Enterprise has come to fix the Argus Array, a cluster of subspace telescopes at the edge of Federation territory. After they find a small probe that is presumably responsible for the Array's computer shutdown, Geordi and a much improved Barclay head out in a shuttle to check it over. While they're doing this, it flares up: Geordi is unharmed, but Reg is knocked unconscious.


He seems to be fine once they get back to sickbay. The situation, however, is not: the probe starts moving towards them, ...The day ends up being saved by Barclay, who channels warp power into shields in a previously unknown way, and strengthens the shields enough for the ship to be able to fire photon torpedoes safely and destroy the probe.


But Barclay's intuition, intelligence and confidence don't stop there. A short time later, he proposes reprogramming the Argus central computer virtually singlehandedly in two days, rather than fixing each reactor individually ...Finally, Geordi finds him arguing grand unification theories with Albert Einstein in the holodeck. This is enough to set him worrying, and he takes Barclay to sickbay, where Beverly finds that his brainpower has increased incredibly, making him "the most advanced human being who has ever lived."


Since Barclay's hardly done anything that could be considered menacing, Picard decides to let him do his work. This only changes when Barclay decides the normal computer interface is too slow to let him stabilize the array properly, and hastily constructs in the holodeck a device which allows him to directly patch into the computer. In effect, he becomes the Enterprise computer-and by the time it's clear what has happened, his mind has expanded enough that forcing him back into his own body would be fatal.


Geordi, after hurried consultations with the bridge crew, gets to work on rigging a bypass that would at least let them move the ship to a starbase. Barclay, however, decides to use his newfound knowledge of speed and distance to manipulate subspace, creating a never before seen disturbance. He ignores Deanna's pleas to stop, and blocks Geordi's attempts just in time. He then manages to repel the attempt by Worf and a security team to forcibly remove him, and sends the Enterprise hurtling smack into the center of the disturbance he's created.


After a major shake-up, the Enterprise emerges right by the center of the Galaxy. The face of an alien appears, babbling nonsense, but a reconstituted Barclay explains: their race, the Cytherians, also explore the Galaxy, but they do it by bringing other civilizations to them, rather than traveling themselves. In effect, they "reprogrammed" Barclay in such a manner as to let him bring the Enterprise here-but they're benevolent, and only want to exchange information for a while. Several days later, the Enterprise returns to its own space intact, and Barclay settles down to being "plain old Barclay again," with Deanna's and Geordi's help.

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44741.9 Qpid

After working for hours on a keynote address to the Federation Archaeology Council symposium that he must deliver, Picard goes to his quarters to get some rest, but finds a surprise waiting for him-flowers, a card, a horgon, and Vash.


Everything seems fine at first, but Vash soon discovers that Picard plans to keep his public dealings with her strictly platonic, and further finds that he has never mentioned her or their adventures together to any of the bridge crew. Eventually, at the pre-conference reception, she confronts him about this. When he tells her that he feels it would have been "inappropriate" to mention her, she nastily apologizes for causing him so much embarrassment, and stalks off. Picard, already in a lousy mood, goes to his ready room-where he finds Q sitting in his chair, and grinning from ear to ear.


Highlight Listing:

"Qpid" - The mischievous Q turns Picard into Robin Hood and sends him on a quest designed to force him to prove his love for an old flame.



44769.2 The Drumhead

An investigation is underway: there's been a security breach, followed by an explosion in engineering which may well have been the result of sabotage. A Klingon exobiologist, J'Ddan, is under investigation for the security breach, and lots of circumstantial evidence points to him. He denies any involvement.


Showing up to help the investigation is retired Admiral Nora Satie, who's smoked out many a conspiracy in the past. Her investigations, combined with some of Worf's findings, quickly point to obvious guilt for J'Ddan, who confesses to his crime. However, when Sabin, a Betazoid aide to Satie, says that he appears to be telling the truth in denying the apparent sabotage, Satie concludes that there's a conspiracy on board.


...


Picard becomes more and more upset at the turn of events, and reminds Worf that Tarses has committed no crime. (Worf, however, is by now convinced that he must seek out the enemies of the Federation.) ... Picard vows to fight, and quickly finds himself ordered to testify at the next set of hearings.


At Picard's hearing, Satie shows little mercy. She questions his devotion to the Prime Directive, claiming he's broken it nine times since taking command of the Enterprise. She asks how he can sleep at night after all the destruction and loss of life he caused as part of the Borg. The final straw, however, comes when Picard quotes her father's old warnings of curtailing freedom: she begins to rant that Picard dirties her father's memory by speaking of him, and vows to bring down Picard at any cost. Admiral Henry, in response, merely gets up-and walks out without a word.


Later, the hearings over and the matter settled, Picard tells Worf that although Satie is now discredited, others like her will always exist, waiting for the right moment to surface. "Vigilance, Mr. Worf. That is the price we have to continually pay."

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44805.3 Half a Life

Lwaxana Troi is on board, and quickly takes a shine to Timicin, a scientist from Kaelon Two who's on board to conduct tests critical to revitalizing his planet's aged sun. Timicin, surprisingly, takes a shine to her as well, although not quite as strong as Lwaxana's.


Unfortunately, the test proves a failure, and he will not get another chance at one, for a few days later, he is to turn 60; and on Kaelon Two, everyone who reaches the age of 60 kills him or herself in the Resolution. Lwaxana is outraged by this fact...

After Lwaxana and Timicin end up spending an evening together, he tries to explain the custom of the Resolution to her. Unfortunately, she considers the custom barbaric, pure and simple, and despite valiant attempts by both sides, neither will change their views. However, when Timicin's analysis of the failed test turns up some promising options, he suddenly realizes that no one else has the knowledge to carry on his work and possibly save his world, and requests asylum on the Enterprise.

...

Timicin realizes that he is not the man to forge a cultural revolution, and agrees to return to Kaelon Two. Lwaxana, however, as a loved one, beams down with him to take part.

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Gene Roddenberry 05/11/91

44821.3 The Host

Beverly's life has taken a turn for the better- she's in love with Ambassador Odan, a negotiator of the Trill race, who's on board to get to a dispute between two moons of the world Peliar. However, Odan isn't quite what he seems... the Trill are a joint species, and the parasite within the host body is the true Odan.


The body dies, ...Beverly manages to accept that the man she loves is still there, inside another body. ...The change of hosts, however, becomes too much for Beverly, especially when she finds that the new Trill host is a woman. Saying "I can't keep up," she tells Odan that although she still loves him and will never forget him, it's over.


Highlight Listing:

"The Host" - Dr. Crusher's love is put to the test when she falls for an alien who exists in different "host bodies" in order to survive.

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Gene Roddenberry S5E1. 09/21/91

45020.4 Redemption II

Kurn's ship, the Hegh'ta, is heavily damaged and running from two attacking Klingon cruisers. Worf, tactical officer, is advising a complete retreat-Kurn has other ideas. He orders the ship dangerously close to a nearby star, and goes into warp just shy of the photosphere; the resulting distortion causes a wall of superheated plasma to form, which destroys both pursuers.


Meanwhile, Captain Picard is briefing Fleet Admiral Shanti, and points out that the Klingon civil war has had three major engagements in the past two weeks, all won by the Duras clan. He argues that although the war may technically not be Federation concern, the Romulan involvement in it most definitely makes it Federation concern. ...


Highlight Listing:

"Redemption II" - Picard risks all-out war with the Romulans when he involves Starfleet in a Klingon civil war.

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Gene Roddenberry S5E2. 09/28/91

45047.2 Darmok

The Enterprise is in the El'A'Drel system to meet with the Tamarians, a race which seems peaceful, but have been described as "incomprehensible" in past encounters. Both sides try to converse, but no progress seems to be made; although the words are understandable, their meaning is not. The Tamarian captain, after a brief and heated discussion with his first officer about "Darmok and Jilad at Tanagra," beams off his bridge-and Picard is beamed off the Enterprise at the same time.... Data and Troi get to work on establishing a communication of some sort.


They find very little at first-"Darmok", used as a name of some sort, has 47 different meanings in nearby systems. After Troi expresses... Dathon ... frantically tries to give Picard a knife, saying "Darmok and Jilad at Tanagra!" repeatedly. Picard refuses-but then a loud growl is heard from not very far away. "Darmok, and Jilad..." says Dathon with resignation, "at Tanagra."


Picard then takes the knife, realizing that the problem is not with Dathon. ... Picard makes an intuitive breakthrough, and finally realizes that the Tamarians communicate via metaphor, by citing examples from their own culture. "Sucat, his eyes uncovered!" exclaims Dathon in elation. However, an alien creature's attack easily breaks through the defenses of both men, and Dathon is sorely battered.

...

Picard "talks" with a wounded Dathon. Eventually, he pieces together the puzzle-Dathon intended for the two of them to come down to the planet and fight a common enemy to form a bond between them, just as Darmok and Jilad did against the beast of Tanagra. Picard, in return, tells Dathon a tale of Gilgamesh and Enkidu- just before Dathon succumbs to his wounds and dies.


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Gene Roddenberry 10/05/91

45076.3 Ensign Ro

After the Solarion Four settlement is destroyed, and a race called the Bajora claims responsibility, Picard meets with Admiral Kennelly, who tells him that the Bajoran responsible is a terrorist leader named Orta. (The Bajorans' homeworld was annexed by the Cardassians generations ago-they've been refugees ever since.) Picard's mission is to find Orta, and to get him back to the Bajoran settlement camps "any way he can." Kennelly offers amnesty to Orta, but nothing more than promises beyond it.


A possible snag in this mission is the very thing Kennelly proposed to help it: the presence of one Ensign Ro Laren, a Bajoran. Her past record is such that virtually no one on board wants her there (including Picard), but Kennelly insists she can be of help. She comes on board, with a sour disposition light-years across.


Despite her attitude, she manages to be of some help. ... Guinan takes an interest in Ro (despite Ro's opposition, and to the extent of calling her a friend), however, Ro receives a private communication from Admiral Kennelly. Everything is "going as [he] predicted," she tells him...


The next morning, the away team (Picard, Troi, Worf, and Data) prepare to beam down, and find that Ro did so six hours ago. They follow her, and are promptly captured by Orta and his people. Orta, horribly disfigured as a result of Cardassian torture, tells them that he felt abducting them was necessary, and says that the Bajora were not responsible for the attack. (Ro had beamed down early to try to stop the bloodshed she was convinced the mission will eventually come to.)


Picard is somewhat inclined to believe Orta, especially since Troi sensed no deception from him. However, he confines Ro to quarters for her unauthorized beam-down. ...


Ro reveals that she was given a different mission by Kennelly: to offer Orta Federation weapons in exchange for returning to the camps. (He also gave her authorization for her beam-down.) However, with Orta's revelation, she no longer knows what to do or whom to trust. Picard decides that the best course might be to actually take Orta back to the camps, and then "see what happens"...


As the Enterprise escorts a Bajoran cruiser [at half impulse, the cruiser's top speed] to the camp, however, two Cardassian ships cross the border and forcefully "request" that the Enterprise leave this "terrorist" ship to them. Picard initially refuses, and is given an hour. Kennelly, far from helping, insists that the Cardassian treaty is the more important issue, and orders Picard to withdraw-even after Picard openly states his belief that Kennelly was working with the Cardassians to draw Orta out so that they could destroy him.


... Picard challenges Ro to stay in Starfleet.

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Gene Roddenberry 10/12/91

45122.3 Silicon Avatar

While Riker, Data, and Bev are visiting the Melona Four colony, the Crystalline Entity appears and utterly destroys it, although all but two of the colonists are saved. The Enterprise is sent to track the Entity down, with the help of xenologist Kyla Marr-a woman who, although capable, has no trust for Data, due to Lore's previous assistance given to the Entity in the past. ...


As the Enterprise follows the Entity (which is apparently headed for the Brechtian cluster), Picard has to point out to Marr that the intent is not to kill the Entity unless they absolutely have to-he'd prefer to find a way to communicate with it, and see if its needs can be supplied in some other way. Marr is understandably skeptical, but agrees to work with Data to find a method of communication.


They find one-and Marr further finds that through Data's programmed memories and experiences of the Omicron Theta colony, she can, in some respects, hear her son again. (After the Entity captures and "consumes" the inhabitants of another ship, Data reads one of her son's journal entries aloud in his voice, bringing tears to Marr's eyes.)


They eventually find the Entity and begin broadcasting a series of graviton pulses to it. It appears to respond, and emits a pattern which is almost undoubtedly a sign of intelligence, although they cannot yet decipher what the pattern of pulses means. Picard is elated-but then Marr, who wrote most of the program, alters it to emit a continuous pulse of gravitons with rapidly increasing amplitude, and locks the program in such a way that neither Data nor Geordi can stop the emission before the Entity is shattered.


Data takes Marr back to her quarters, her mind virtually snapped. She asks "Rennie," through Data, to tell her that he understands she did it for him. Data demurs: from what he knows of her son through his journals and vivid memories, he believes Rennie would be very sad at the loss of both the Entity and of his mother's brilliant career.

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Gene Roddenberry 10/19/91

45156.1 Disaster

The Enterprise is between missions and is struck by a quantum filament, trapping everyone more or less where they are, killing intraship communications, and knocking out primary life support and the warp engines. Picard, trapped in a turbolift with three elementary school children, is injured when the lift first falls. Meanwhile, on the bridge, the three relevant characters are O'Brien, Ensign Ro, and Troi, who as the senior officer is placed in command. ...

Riker and Data's head reach Engineering and manage to restore the containment field just before it collapses, Picard and the kids make it to an open deck, and a very inexperienced Worf manages to successfully deliver Keiko's daughter. Later, once everything is running smoothly again, the children give Picard a commemorative plaque to thank him for all his help.

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Gene Roddenberry 10/26/91

45208.2 The Game

Highlight Listing:

"The Game" - The fate of the Federation is in Wesley Crusher's hands when he returns to find the crew of the Enterprise addicted to a dangerous new game.

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Gene Roddenberry 11/02/91

45233.1 Unification: Part I

Highlight Listing:

"Unification I" - Picard and Data travel to Romulus to investigate an unauthorized mission undertaken by the Federation's legendary Mr. Spock


They're taken to some deep caverns, where Pardek greets Picard by name. He regrets the deception, but says that he had to get Picard and Data off the streets as soon as he could, since the *real* Romulan Security knows of their presence. Picard, relieved to be among friends, tells them of his mission. "I'm looking for Ambassador Spock."


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Gene Roddenberry 11/09/91

45245.8 Unification: Part II

Highlight Listing:

"Unification II" - Picard and Mr. Spock clash over a proposed reunification of the Romulans and the Vulcans.

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Gene Roddenberry 11/16/91

45349.1 A Matter of Time

Highlight Listing:

"A Matter Of Time" - Picard's quest to save an endangered planet leads him to violate a Prime Directive when he seeks advice from a visitor from the future.

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Gene Roddenberry 01/04/92

45376.3 New Ground

Highlight Listing:

"New Ground" - Worf learns some painful lessons about parenting when his son Alexander arrives to join his father on the Enterprise.

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45397.3 Hero Worship

Highlight Listing:

"Hero Worship" - A young boy who is the sole survivor of a devastated ship becomes obsessed with simulating Data.

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47225.7 Phantasms

Data walks down a corridor, his steps in perfect time. He stops to speak with Geordi about a plasma conduit needing to be installed, then moves on. He hears what sounds like a telephone ringing, then muffled clangs and shouts. Moving on, he sees three workmen breaking through a corridor wall and attempting to dismantle what's behind it. He tries to stop them, but finds himself emitting a high-pitched squeal. "Be QUIET!" snarls the head of the workmen, and all three approach. They overwhelm him, ripping off limbs. Data's head comes off -

...

The scene around them changes - to Freud's office. Freud speculates that he symbolizes Data's unconscious mind, warning Data (and now them) about the dangers they face. When Picard asks how to kill the creatures, the phone rings again. "Answer it." Picard moves to do so.


"Nein, nein, NEIN. Do not be so literal. When I say answer it, I mean respond to it. To zem."


Suddenly, the workmen burst in, shouting at Freud to "be QUIET!", and shoot him, a mortal wound. They move Data and the couch on which he lies away from the wall and take down a curtain, revealing the plasma conduit Data and Geordi installed with the new core. Picard realizes that the "to zem" might mean the workmen, and asks who they are. "We are your enemies," they respond, approaching menacingly.


Highlight Listing:

"Phantasms" - Data's first bad dream turns into a real-life nightmare for the rest of the Enterprise crew.

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Gene Roddenberry 10/30/93

47254.1 Dark Page

The Enterprise has taken on a delegation from a species called the Cairn, which is just learning a spoken language after communicating only via image-oriented telepathy. Lwaxana is on board to help train the Cairn to master verbal communication, and although her presence is as irritating as ever at first, it also becomes clear that she is feeling a fair amount of pain about something.

...

Highlight Listing:

"Dark Page" - Troi must probe her mother's psyche when a traumatic secret causes a psychic breakdown that threatens Lwaxana's life.

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Gene Roddenberry 11/06/93

47304.2 Attached

Highlight Listing:

"Attached" - Imprisoned and telepathically joined by an alien race, Picard and Beverly are forced to face the feelings they have always had for each other..

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Gene Roddenberry 11/13/93

47310.2 Force of Nature

Highlight Listing:

"Force of Nature" - An alien brother and sister resort to desperate measures to prove their theory that warp drive is destroying the universe.

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Gene Roddenberry 11/20/93

47410.2 Inheritance

.... "The truth is," he emphasizes, "in every way that matters, she IS Juliana Soong."

... Data asks his crewmates for advice on what to tell Juliana, but in the end faces the choice himself.


Highlight Listing:

"Inheritance" - A routine mission to save an endangered planet brings Data face-to-face with a woman who claims to be his mother..

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Gene Roddenberry 11/27/93

47391.2 Parallels

Highlight Listing:

"Parallels" - Returning to the Enterprise from a competition, Worf finds reality changing, and is troubled when no one else seems to notice.

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Gene Roddenberry 01/15/94

47423.9 Homeward

Highlight Listing:

"Homeward" - Worf's foster brother violates the Prime Directive in an effort to save a doomed alien race.

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N/A Sub Rosa

Highlight Listing:

"Sub Rosa" - Shortly after her grandmother's death, Beverly falls under the spell of a ghost lover who has been in her family for generations.

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47566.7 Lower Decks

Riker and Troi, in Ten-Forward, are bulling through the oh-so-riveting task of crew evaluations in preparation for promotion decisions. Meanwhile, at a nearby table, four ensigns - Lavelle, Sito (a Bajoran), Taurik (a Vulcan), and Nurse Ogawa - are sitting before going on duty. Lavelle in particular is very concerned about these evaluations, hoping like crazy for a promotion. Riker and Troi begin discussing candidates for one shift's Ops position, and both Sito's and Lavelle's names come up - and a waiter, Ben, passes this information along to both ensigns, who are somewhat nonplussed.

...

In his ready room, however, he takes a very different tone. He refers to her candidacy for the Ops position, but says that he has some serious questions about her record. At the Academy, she took part in a dangerous, daredevil stunt that took the life of a cadet - and though he is certain she would not do that again, he takes great umbrage to her participation in the coverup afterwards. He tells her that her unwillingness to come forward with the truth raises profound questions about her character - and when she protests that sticking with the unpleasant aftermath of being found out also says something about her character, he tells her rather brutally that she's made her bed. "As far as I'm concerned," he adds, "you should have been expelled for what you did. Frankly, I don't know how you made it on board this ship." Sito is dismissed, and leaves as fast as she can.

...

The next morning, Worf stops Sito at the end of his mok'bara class to give her an unscheduled test for the advanced-level class. The test, however, is blatantly unfair, and Sito realizes it after three falls. She refuses to continue, and Worf congratulates her for passing by having the courage to note that the test was unfair. In fact, he adds, there is no such challenge, "but perhaps next time you are judged unfairly, it will not take so many bruises for you to protest."


Sito heads for the ready room, there to confront Picard about his actions the previous day. She tells him that, with respect, it is not his place to punish her for the Academy incident, and that he should either judge her on her record now or let her transfer off the ship. Picard is impressed by her courage, and tells her that he was interested in getting her reactions, not for Ops qualification, but for an upcoming mission. He asks her to join the senior officers at 0900 for a briefing, and adds that he does know why she's on the Enterprise: he asked for her.


... Sito attends that meeting, only to meet Joret Dal, a Cardassian officer who is also a Federation mole. He has given them vital information that will help the security of countless planets, and now needs to be able to get home. He points out that the border is heavily guarded, and that alone he would be unlikely to convince them that he's legitimate, even in an apparently-stolen, damaged Federation shuttlecraft. However, he might be able to pass as a bounty hunter - if he had a prisoner, particularly a Bajoran terrorist. Although the mission is extremely dangerous, Sito volunteers. She leaves for sickbay, and Joret observes, "I didn't realize she would be so young."


Shortly thereafter, Sito boards the shuttle, cosmetically altered to appear brutalized by Joret. She thanks Worf for his confidence in her, and tells him she'll see him soon. The shuttle leaves, and Worf stays in the bay, watching, for a long time.


As the shuttle approaches the border and the pair make preparations, Joret tells Sito that he's doing this, not to be a traitor, but to dissuade the Cardassian government from pointless wars. "My people need peace," he adds, surprising Sito. A patrol ship approaches......


The Enterprise reaches the rendezvous point and waits for hours, with no sign of the escape pod carrying Sito back home. Despite it being a treaty violation, they send a probe in to search for the pod. What it finds, however, is debris - and debris consistent with the remains of a pod. When they later intercept a Cardassian message reporting the death of a terrorist, the truth becomes all too clear. Picard announces the death to the crew, lamenting the loss of "the finest example of a Starfleet officer."

...

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Gene Roddenberry 02/12/94

47611.2 Thine Own Self

Highlight Listing:

"Thine Own Self" - Having completely lost his memory, Data is stranded on a primitive planet where the inhabitants fear he is carrying a deadly plague.

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Gene Roddenberry 02/19/94

47618.4 Masks

Highlight Listing:

"Masks" - While an alien archive transforms the Enterprise into its ancient society, Data is taken over by several different personalities from the extinct civilization. Picard manages to communicate with the gods of this civilization through Data.

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47622.1 Eye of the Beholder

"Eye of the Beholder" - While experiencing empathic visions after an officer's mysterious suicide, Troi imagines becoming romantically involved with Worf, getting jealous and eventually killing him in a fit.


Gene Roddenberry 04/30/94

47829.1 Bloodlines

Highlight Listing:

"Bloodlines" - Picard learns that he has a son, and that the young man has been targeted for murder by an old enemy in search of revenge.

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Gene Roddenberry 05/07/94

47869.2 Emergence

Highlight Listing:

"Emergence" - The lives of the Enterprise crew are endangered when the ship suddenly develops its own intelligence.


Details:

Data's practice as Prospero in "The Tempest" is interrupted when a holodeck version of the Orient Express roars through his program, nearly causing Picard serious injury. The holodecks are shut down as a safety precaution, and Picard talks to Beverly about the Express, as it's her program. Bev says that she's not interested in the train for its own sake, but more for the experience: "you never know who you'll meet on the Orient Express."

...

As Geordi works on a way to generate vertion particles, Data and company convince the conductor and passengers that they know a shorter route to New Vertiform City, and they allow Data access to the engine room. He brings the ship to a nearby nebula, which Geordi then detonates with a modified torpedo to produce vast amounts of vertions. The train passengers celebrate their arrival at New Vertiform City, the nodes deactivate all over the ship (deactivating the Express as well), and the lifeform, complete at last, leaves the ship on its merry way. Everything is restored, and Picard explains to Data that he took the risk of letting the ship complete its task because if the intelligence created was built out of their experiences with it, he trusted it would behave as honorably as they do.

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47941.7 Preemptive Strike

Highlight Listing:

"Preemptive Strike" - Ro Laren is forced to choose between her loyalty to Picard and her hatred toward Cardassia when she accepts an assignment to infiltrate the Maquis.


Details:

Newly-promoted Lieutenant Ro returns to the Enterprise after a stint in Advanced Tactical Training (a grueling course that she is passing nicely, and for which a recommendation from Picard was instrumental in her even being accepted). ...


Ro meets with Picard in the same bar where she joined the Maquis, under the cover of Picard trying to buy her "services". She tells him that the mission must be canceled, that the Maquis haven't taken the bait - but when he presses her, her lies become less convincing, and he wants to know what's going on. Ro says she's no longer sure where she stands; she doesn't want to disappoint Picard, but also doesn't want to betray these people. Picard is adamant, however; at this point, everyone's already committed, and backing out now would ruin everything Ro has worked for. Picard is calm, but unrelenting: "I could put you before a Board of Inquiry for lying to me about this mission; I will certainly have you court-martialed if you sabotage it." With no choice, Ro agrees to do her part, but Picard insists on sending Riker along (posing as a relative) as extra insurance.


Later, the Maquis attack is imminent, and the Enterprise is waiting with a strike force in a nearby nebula for the Maquis to cross the border. Ro and Riker are in one ship of the Maquis force, about to cross the border themselves - but then suddenly, she stops the ship, holds Riker at bay with a phaser, and fires a particle beam into the nebula, exposing the Federation ships. As the Maquis abort the attack without crossing the border, Ro lets her ship cross over and head for the Enterprise.


As Picard and Worf prepare to take her into custody, Ro tells Kalita on another ship to prepare to beam her aboard. She tells Riker that she's joining the Maquis; "It's been a long time since I really felt like I belonged somewhere." She asks Riker to do her one favor: tell Picard that she's sorry for letting him down. With that, the two bid farewell, as Ro is beamed away.


When Riker returns to the Enterprise, he tells Picard of what happened, and hands him the report - but Picard won't take it. Riker leaves Picard's ready room, and Picard sits, devastated and shocked by Ro's final betrayal.

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Gene Roddenberry 05/23/94

47988.1 All Good Things... Part I of 2 and II of 2

Highlight Listing:

"All Good Things..." - Picard finds himself travelling between the past, present, and future while attempting to prevent the destruction of humanity... by his own actions.

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43142.4 The Survivors

Highlight Listing:

"The Survivors" - The crew travels to Rana IV, a remote colony where just two of its 11,000 inhabitants have miraculously survived a devastating attack.

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43173.5 Who Watches The Watchers

Highlight Listing:

"Who Watches The Watchers?" - Mistakenly believing Captain Picard to be a god, the members of a primitive culture seize Troi and prepare to sacrifice her to him.


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43198.7 The Bonding

Highlight Listing:

When the ship's archeologist is killed on a mission led by Worf, the Klingon feel responsible for the son she left behind.

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43205.6 Booby Trap

Highlight Listing:

"Booby Trap." The Enterprise is caught in a booby trap that captures the ship and converts its energy into lethal levels of radiation.

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43349.2 The Enemy

Highlight Listing:

After Geordi is stranded on a storm-ravaged planet, the crew's attempts to rescue him are hindered by an aggressive Romulan warship.

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Gene Roddenberry 11/11/89

43385.6 The Price

Highlight Listing:

"The Price." Counselor Troi is swept off her feet by a dashing delegate who uses unethical methods to conduct his business on board the U.S.S. Enterprise.

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43421.9 The Vengeance Factor

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - "The Vengeance Factor." The crew's attempts to mediate a violent dispute between warring clans is sabotaged by a mysterious assassin.

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43462.5 The Defector

The Enterprise intercepts a distress call from a Romulan scoutship, where the pilot hails them and requests asylum- and if that weren't enough, they see a Warbird right behind it in pursuit. After the scoutship enters Federation space, heavily damaged, Picard orders the Enterprise shields extended around it, and is then surprised to see the Warbird head back into the Neutral Zone without an argument. They take the ship in tow and beam over the defector, Sub-Lt. Setal, who claims to have vital information about a new Romulan offensive, and wants to stop a war before it starts.


Everyone is understandably skeptical of both Setal's claims and his status as a defector, particularly when faced with evidence such as his scoutship self-destructing. Data scans the Nelvana system (Setal claims there's a base on Nelvana Three, in the Zone), and finds nothing. Picard, after receiving a message from Starfleet Command saying it's his decision, calls in Worf. Later, as the ship reaches the closest point to Nelvana Three that's still in Federation space, Data launches a Class-1 probe.


While Picard asks Worf to take a communication from a Klingon ship, Setal's interrogation proceeds, ending with Riker convinced Setal's simply a spy. Then, after the probe finds unusual subspace emissions in the area, but nothing on the surface (could the entire base be cloaked?), Data shows Setal Romulus on the holodeck. He sadly says his home is now denied him, then tells Data to arrange a meeting with Picard, giving his true identity- as Admiral Jarok.


Picard, still not convinced, reminds Jarok of his past deeds (considered "butchery" by the Federation, but heroism by the Romulans) and demands proof. Even when Jarok tells him that he is doing this to save both sides and to let his baby daughter grow up, Picard only drives home that Jarok has crossed over, and demands proof again. Jarok, beaten, gives all the information he can, including the location of the Romulan fleet and information about cloaking technology. Picard informs his staff of this, and orders the ship to Nelvana Three.


At the Zone border, Riker is uneasy to find no "greeting party", and becomes still more uneasy when the ship reaches Nelvana Three and finds absolutely nothing. When Jarok is visibly shaken by this, Picard deduces that he was being fed disinformation, both to test Jarok's loyalty and to lure the Enterprise into a trap. As they try to withdraw, they are caught by two Warbirds, led by Commander Tomalak, who gloatingly addresses Picard as the aggressor and demands surrender. When Picard refuses and Tomalak says he expected "more than an empty threat", Picard says he shall then have it, and the three Klingon Birds of Prey who came with them decloak. Tomalak withdraws with as much grace as he can, but Jarok commits suicide, leaving only a letter to his daughter.

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43489.2 The Hunted

Highlight Listing:

"The Hunted." The Enterprise is bombarded by a soldier who is the victim of government mind control which turns him into a violent killer.

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Gene Roddenberry 01/27/90

43510.7 The High Ground

Highlight Listing:

"The High Ground." Doctor Crusher's abduction by a radical terrorist group thrusts the crew into an explosive civil war on Rutia Four.

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Gene Roddenberry 02/03/90

43539.1 Deja Q

The Enterprise is attempting to save Bre'el Four from its moon, which is falling out of orbit. After one failed attempt, the crew are surprised to see Q appear, stark naked. After being clothed (and grousing about the colors), Q tells them he's been turned mortal by the Q-Continuum (and denies having anything to do with the moon). When he asks for sanctuary, then says he wants to be treated like any other mortal, Picard throws him in the brig. Shortly thereafter, a bright probe appears out of nowhere, and settles on the sleeping Q.


When Picard asks Q what happened, Q is too concerned about human frailties such as sleep, and says he needs guidance for being human, and offers his experience and knowledge with moons to assist. Picard assigns Data to Q, and the two go to Engineering, after Data observes that Q has "achieved in disgrace what I have always aspired to be."


Q tries to help, but only suggests impossible things like changing the gravitational constant of the universe. Geordi jumps on that idea as nonsense, but then considers doing its equivalent by tossing a low-level warpfield around the moon, changing its effective mass. Q, hungry, goes to Ten-Forward and encounters Guinan. When Guinan hears that the crew is not convinced Q is human, she stabs him with a fork to see if he can bleed, then tells him he should get used to begging for help. Suddenly, a plasma cloud shows up and tries to communicate, then sends a probe in which seizes Q. When shields are strengthened, the probe leaves, leaving Q free, but scared out of his wits.


Q tells them this cloud is part of the Calamarain, a race he once tormented, and that they want revenge. Riker suggests simply turning him over to them, but Data argues for Q, and Q and Data go to Engineering to help Geordi implement his plan. Q tries to take over and is quickly put in his place, then sulkingly helps out. However, as the process begins, the Calamarain move in and grab Q. Data holds Q safe in Engineering until shields can be put up, but then both fall to the floor, unconscious. When Q finds that Data is now heavily damaged, he begins to feel ashamed. He decides he'd rather not go on, and steals a shuttle, going out to meet the Calamarain.


Picard, claiming "it's a perfectly good shuttle", tries to beam the shuttle back, but cannot. On the shuttle, a second Q pops in. He says Q's a lost cause, but claims Q's selfless act would raise all sorts of questions back in the Continuum if he then died, and gives Q back his powers. Q literally blows the Calamarain away, and returns to the Enterprise to celebrate. He eventually leaves, but gives Data the parting gift of one really good laugh, and returns the moon to its orbit as he departs, leaving Picard to wonder if some residual humanity is still in him.

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Gene Roddenberry 05/01/93

46778.1 Frame of Mind

Making use of Gerlad Edelman's Neural Darwinism ("Theory of Neuronal Group Selection") this episode lets reality and imagination become almost entirely indistinguishable. This episode demonstrates vividly the way our consciousness works.

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Gene Roddenberry 05/08/93

46830.1 Suspicions

Highlight Listing:

"Suspicions" - A pioneering Ferengi scientist is found dead, and Beverly risks her career to prove he was murdered.

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Gene Roddenberry 05/15/93

46852.2 Rightful Heir

Highlight Listing:

"Rightful Heir" - Worf finds his faith sorely tested when it appears that the greatest Klingon warrior of all time has returned from the dead to reclaim the empire.

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Gene Roddenberry 05/22/93

46915.2 Second Chances

The Enterprise comes to Nervala Four in an attempt to retrieve data abandoned eight years ago when the planet needed evacuation. Riker leads an away team down through a window in the planet's distortion field (which caused the initial evacuation, which he also led), and when the team arrives on the planet he is surprised to meet himself there!


The second Riker is just as surprised to see his double, and claims that he is Will Riker, left behind when he couldn't beam through the distortion field eight years ago. ... Picard urges that this second Riker (still a lieutenant) be made to feel welcome, and suggests that he might be able to help them retrieve the database. Troi offers to evaluate him to make sure he's psychologically fit - but when she goes to find him, he greets her as though they're still lovers.


They talk of the last time Riker-2 remembers seeing her, just weeks before the Nervala Four incident. She remarks that Riker never met her at their scheduled rendezvous six weeks after that meeting, and that their careers took them on different paths until they met on the Enterprise, by which time their feelings had changed. Riker-2 is less philosophical, saying that he kept himself sane by thinking of her, and that his feelings haven't changed. Regardless, he agrees to help with the retrieval.


... Some time later, Riker talks to Picard, who has heard from Riker-2 about his more risky (but more likely to succeed) plan to retrieve the data from the station core directly and approves of it. The two Rikers talk, with Riker making quite sure Riker-2 has "no confusion" about the chain of command. Riker-2 finds Troi exercising and joins in - and before long, their exercises take on a decidedly different turn.


Riker, realizing what's going on, warns Troi to be careful - after all, he points out, if Riker-2 had made it off the planet instead of him, he'd have made exactly the same choices. The two Rikers meet again in a game of poker with Worf and Data, and their charges and countercharges result in Riker-2 leaving the game in a huff.


Riker-2 later talks to Troi, saying he's gotten an appointment on the Gandhi that will begin in about a week. He proposes to her, offering to bring her on board later, but she bitterly reminds him that he made the same offer before leaving on the Potemkin eight years ago. Besides, she adds, she's built herself a rather happy life on the Enterprise, and is loath to leave. She suggests that they both need time.

...

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Gene Roddenberry 06/12/93

46944.2 Timescape

Highlight Listing:

"Timescape" - The Enterprise is frozen in time on the brink of total annihilation, and Picard must figure out how to rescue it without destroying it.

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Gene Roddenberry 06/19/93

46982.1 Descent I

Highlight Listing:

"Descent" - When the Borg return to do battle with the Federation, they boast a new individuality - and tempt Data when they help him feel his first emotion.

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Gene Roddenberry 09/18/93

47025.4 Descent, Part II

Highlight Listing:

"Descent, Part II" - Picard, Troi, and Geordi are held prisoner by Data, who has left the Enterprise to join his evil brother Lore as leaders of the Borg.

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Gene Roddenberry 09/25/93

N/A Liaisons

Highlight Listing:

"Liaisons" - While the crew plays host to ambassadors from an alien race, Picard is stranded on a barren planet with a woman who falls depserately in love with him.

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Gene Roddenberry 01/30/93

46461.3 Aquiel

Highlight Listing:

"Aquiel" - Geordi is enamored with a beautiful and mysterious Starfleet lieutenant accused of murder.

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Gene Roddenberry 02/06/93

46519.1 Face Of The Enemy

Highlight Listing:

"Face Of The Enemy" - Forced to impersonate a Romulan Intelligence officer, Counselor Troi becomes a pivotal part of an elaborate defection scheme.

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Gene Roddenberry 02/13/93

46519.1 Tapestry

Highlight Listing:

"Tapestry" - After Picard loses his life in a surprise attack, Q gives him the chance to change his destiny.

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46578.4 Birthright, Part I

Highlight Listing:

"Birthright, Part I" - Worf and Data embark on unusual journeys to seek out their fathers.

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02/27/93

46579.2 Birthright, Part II

"Birthright, Part II" - Imprisioned in a society of peaceful Klingons and Romulans, Worf risks his life to show the younger Klingons their lost heritage and inspire them to claim their honor."

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46682.4 Starship Mine

Highlight Listing:

"Starship Mine" - While the Enterprise is bombarded with lethal rays, Picard is trapped on board with a band of interstellar thieves.

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Gene Roddenberry 04/03/93

46693.1 Lessons

Highlight Listing:

"Lessons" - Picard is torn between love and duty when he is forced to send the woman he loves on a potentially deadly mission.

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Gene Roddenberry 04/24/93

46731.5 The Chase

Highlight Listing:

"The Chase" - Picard finds himself in a race with Cardassians, Klingons, and Romulans to solve a four-billion-year old genetic puzzle.

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10/02/93

47215.5 Interface

Highlight Listing:

"Interface" - Geordi defies Picard's commands and risks his life in what appears to be a futile attempt to rescue his missing mother.

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10/09/93

47135.2 Gambit, Part I

Picard has been missing for weeks, and the search for him leads to a seedy bar on Dessica Two. A combination of reward and intimidation finds them someone who tells them what they need to know - but that fact is bittersweet, as they find that Picard was apparently vaporized in a bar brawl by mercenaries! The mercenaries' base may be located in the Barradas system, and Riker orders the Enterprise there quickly.


Riker is shocked to find Picard, who has been missing and presumed dead, posing as a mercenary on an alien ship.

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10/16/93

47160.1 Gambit, Part II

Picard and Riker masquerade as mercenaries in order to retrieve a potentially lethal Vulcan artifact.

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10/23/93

47225.7 Phantasms

Data's first bad dream turns into a real-life nightmare for the rest of the Enterprise crew.


Later, Data describes his dreams, both sleeping and waking. All of the staff are taken aback by the nature and intensity of the imagery, and concerned by Data's uncontrollable urge to eliminate the image of a mouth he saw on Troi's shoulder. Data is temporarily relieved of duty and confined to quarters.


In sickbay, Troi wakes in a panic. Beverly reassures her that everything will be all right, but then becomes concerned herself when the wound appears to have left a rash. She calls for an interphasic scanner and begins to investigate, as Data asks Worf to take care of Spot for him.


Shortly thereafter, Picard comes to sickbay to hear grim news. Beverly has discovered that the cells in Troi's shoulder are breaking down - and an interphasic scanner shows an insectlike creature on her shoulder, feeding in some way. However, it doesn't end there - there is a similar creature on Bev's sleeve, and Riker's head, and Picard's neck ... in fact, on nearly everyone on the ship; and they're spreading...


The creatures are draining cellular peptides, threatening the cohesion of their bodies. Given the interphasic state in which they exist, there is no known way to affect them. However, the correlation between Data's dream-perceptions and the locations of the creatures is enough that they think Data might hold the key to what's going on, and they decide to investigate his dreams. Data agrees to hook himself into the holodeck, in effect putting Picard and Geordi into his dream. Data is connected up and begins to dream...

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10/30/93

47254.1 Dark Page

Dark Pages of Lwaxana: ... Deanna finds Lwaxana, alone and pitiful. Lwaxana tells Deanna to leave, but Deanna refuses, telling Lwaxana to let them face the truth together. Deanna sees a scene play itself out: a scene of herself as an infant, with her mother, her father, and an older sister, Kestra, whom Deanna never knew. Lwaxana finally tells Deanna of the tragic accident in which Kestra died, and with Deanna's help comes to terms with her own role in it. Lwaxana "says" goodbye to Kestra, and she and Deanna both wake, fully recovered. With Lwaxana returned to health, she and Deanna begin to talk about Kestra.

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11/06/93

47304.2 Attached

... As Picard and Bev continue their escape (narrowly avoiding plumes of flaming gas), Riker manages to establish a link with the Prytt. However, the connection is immediately broken, because the contact was not authorized. Loren, representing the Prytt Security Ministry immediately calls back, livid, and threatens the ship if they don't stop their hails. Mauric, hearing about this from Riker, attempts to cheer him up by saying that his agents have freed Picard and Bev. They adjourn to his quarters to discuss the details, which involve quite a bit of cloak-and-dagger intrigue. Picard and Bev, meanwhile, discover while traveling that the neural implants are allowing them to read each others thoughts and emotions, at least on a surface level. The experience is unsettling for both of them: stray, uncontrolled thoughts lead to tension until they each realize that the other cannot be held responsible for stray thoughts. What's more, when they attempt to separate and weaken the psychic link, they find that they become uncontrollably nauseous when too far apart. They continue their travels, and the connection between them strengthens as they begin to find out more about each other's hidden thoughts and fears. The situation changes, however, when they spot a Prytt guard standing watch by the path they mean to take. They decide to take an alternate route to the Kes border.

Riker and Worf go to talk to Mauric, who is very upset that Picard and Bev have not shown up on schedule to the rendezvous. He accuses the Federation of secretly allying itself with the Prytt, and insists on leaving the ship.


Some time later, after the implants have been removed, Picard asks Beverly what they should do about their new understanding of each other. Now that they've realized these feelings, he suggests, perhaps they should "not be afraid" to explore them. Beverly leans in and gently kisses him, but then responds, "Or perhaps we should be afraid. [...] I think I should be going now." They part, and Jean-Luc broods over the wash of empty space.

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11/13/93

47310.2 Force of Nature

An alien brother and sister resort to desperate measures to prove their theory that warp drive is destroying the universe.


... a small ship approaches, and its two inhabitants, Drs. Rabal and Serova, beam aboard. They say that Serova's research has discovered that warp-fields are very hazardous in that region of space, and will in mere decades cause the formation of many subspace rifts, threatening the habitability of Hekaras Two. In exchange for their assistance in repairing the Enterprise, Picard agrees to have Data re-examine their findings, but sternly cautions that the remainder of the mines are to be deactivated at once. Rabal agrees, over Serova's objections.

... although both Rabal and Serova say that their planet is willing to give up warp travel altogether (thus isolating themselves from all other worlds), Data's analysis merely leads to a recommendation of more study. Rabal takes this as a positive first step, but Serova is appalled. As the engines are repaired and the Enterprise nears the Fleming, Serova takes her spacecraft and deliberately causes a warp-core breach, destroying herself and creating a rift in the process.


The Fleming is now inside the rift, and Geordi and company must find a way to get the crew out safely without using warp engines in or near the rift. As Geordi, Data and Rabal devise a way to "coast" in and out of the rift using a short-duration warp pulse well outside it, Geordi ponders his resistance to Serova's claims, wondering if he was truly as open-minded as he claimed to be. Rabal reassures him that his reactions were not overly hostile, but also points out that everyone will soon have to reexamine the way they look at space travel.


... The mission into the rift begins, but is quickly complicated when the Fleming tries to use its own warp engines to escape. The ensuing distortions damage both ships, the Fleming seriously, and also enlarge the rift enough to make the "coasting" solution impossible. In the end, the Enterprise escapes by "surfing" a distortion wave out of the rift. With studies showing that the entire corridor may become one massive subspace rift within forty years if something is not done, the Federation announces restrictions on warp travel in that region - and the crew of the Enterprise becomes grimly determined not to become part of destroying the things they are so keen to explore.

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11/20/93

47410.2 Inheritance

... The Enterprise crew is assisting in re-liquefying the core of Atrea Four by drilling holes to "magma pockets" near the core and injecting hot plasma into the core from there. However, Data soon finds he has more concerns than this one project, because one of the scientists, Dr. Juliana Tainer, claims to have been Data's co-creator - and Noonian Soong's wife! Her story is, in many ways, quite convincing. She says that she married Soong in secret owing to parental pressure, and that Data has no memory of her because his early experiences were erased after a difficult "childhood". Juliana is very surprised to hear that Data and Soong have actually met, and finds herself hit very hard by the news of Soong's death, despite the fact that she left him years and years ago. Even with all these details, however, Data is initially very skeptical of her claims, in part because Soong never mentioned her. He searches for as much corroborative detail as he can, and finds enough to convince him that she's telling the truth. They continue to get to know each other, discussing things such as the choice of Data's gender, and the programming of both manners and modesty into Data's personality after some childhood difficulties. The initial drilling to the magma pocket is successful, and with a few hours to kill, Data shows Juliana his quarters.


There, Juliana is swept away by the "beauty" of Data's violin playing, and asks to accompany him in an upcoming recital. Her mood worsens, however, after she sees a painting of Lal and hears of her tragic story. Later, after they practice, she asks Data if he intends to create another android, and worries about whether it's right to create something with such little chance of survival. She speaks from experience; apparently, she and Soong had three android "miscarriages" before a successful creation - and that creation was Lore. Eventually, she reveals that she was initially opposed to Data's creation, and admits that she forced Soong to leave Data behind when the Crystalline Entity attacked, worried that otherwise she might have to deactivate him as she did Lore. She leaves, in tears. ...

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11/27/93

47391.2 Parallels

Worf is returning from a bat'leth tournament on Forgus Three, in which he won top prize. He is looking forward to rejoining the Enterprise, but also somewhat jumpy.


This is because it's his birthday, and as Riker briefs Worf it becomes more and more clear that Worf is expecting Riker to have arranged some sort of celebration. "A surprise party?" says Riker, aghast. "I hate surprise parties; I would never do that to you." Worf, relieved, bids Riker farewell. He heads into the second room of his quarters, only to be surprised by a number of his friends. Riker comes back in, grinning. "I love surprise parties." At the party, everyone is present except for Picard, who sends his regards via Riker. Worf grudgingly puts up with happy songs and having to cut the (chocolate) birthday cake. He receives his gifts, including an expressionist painting from Data that Troi insists on hanging prominently in the front room.


Geordi comes in, compliments the painting, and extends his own best wishes to Worf. Worf staggers very briefly, but insists it's only because Data's painting is making him dizzy. "Cake?" Worf and Data accept the pieces offered, but Worf seems surprised to notice that the cake is yellow. "The cake was chocolate..." "Oh, don't I wish," chimes in Troi helpfully. Worf receives more gifts, then hears Picard ask him how old he is. Worf again seems surprised, this time because he didn't think Picard could attend - but Picard says he wouldn't have missed it for anything.

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47457.1 The Pegasus

The Enterprise takes on board one Admiral Eric Pressman. Pressman, as well as being high up in Starfleet Intelligence, is also Riker's first commanding officer from the Pegasus - and it's the Pegasus that is at issue right now. She was apparently carrying sensitive prototype equipment that would be dangerous in enemy hands; and the ship, thought lost with nearly all hands in an explosion twelve years ago, is apparently in the Devolin system, where the Romulans are intensely searching for it. The Enterprise is to proceed to that system and find the Pegasus - "salvage it if possible, destroy it if necessary."

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01/15/94

47423.9 Homeward

The Enterprise reaches Boraal Two after Worf's foster brother Nikolai sends a distress signal. They find that the atmosphere is being wiped out by plasmonic reactions, and that the planet will be dead in less than 38 hours. Worf, seeing possible signs of a deflector shield in caverns near Nikolai's observation post, beams down (after alteration to look like a Boraalan) to look for Nikolai - but he finds not only Nikolai, but a group of Boraalans looking for Nikolai and Worf to save them as well! Worf and Nikolai, pretending to return to the surface, return to the Enterprise, where Nikolai argues in favor of saving one Boraalan village, despite the gross violation of the Prime Directive everyone else believes it to be. Picard refuses outright to approve Nikolai's request to create an atmospheric shield, and orders Nikolai to stay off the planet, retrieving his research only via Enterprise comm-link.

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01/29/94

N/A Sub Rosa

Highlight Listing:

"Sub Rosa" - Shortly after her grandmother's death, Beverly falls under the spell of a ghost lover who has been in her family for generations.

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02/05/94

47566.7 Lower Decks

While enduring the Enterprise's promotion evaluation process, four junior officers find themselves involved in a top-secret mission, Sito is one of them.


... Picard gives Sito a long, probing look as he proceeds to sickbay. Later, when he leaves, he takes Sito with him, much to the chagrin of Lavelle, who exits the turbolift they enter. En route to the bridge, Picard confirms that Sito is, in fact, a qualified pilot.


In his ready room, however, he takes a very different tone. He refers to her candidacy for the Ops position, but says that he has some serious questions about her record. At the Academy, she took part in a dangerous, daredevil stunt that took the life of a cadet - and though he is certain she would not do that again, he takes great umbrage to her participation in the coverup afterwards. He tells her that her unwillingness to come forward with the truth raises profound questions about her character - and when she protests that sticking with the unpleasant aftermath of being found out also says something about her character, he tells her rather brutally that she's made her bed. "As far as I'm concerned," he adds, "you should have been expelled for what you did. Frankly, I don't know how you made it on board this ship." Sito is dismissed, and leaves as fast as she can.


The next morning, Worf stops Sito at the end of his mok'bara class to give her an unscheduled test for the advanced-level class. The test, however, is blatantly unfair, and Sito realizes it after three falls. She refuses to continue, and Worf congratulates her for passing by having the courage to note that the test was unfair. In fact, he adds, there is no such challenge, "but perhaps next time you are judged unfairly, it will not take so many bruises for you to protest."


Thereafter, Sito heads for the ready room, there to confront Picard about his actions the previous day. She tells him that, with respect, it is not his place to punish her for the Academy incident, and that he should either judge her on her record now or let her transfer off the ship. Picard is impressed by her courage, and tells her that he was interested in getting her reactions, not for Ops qualification, but for an upcoming mission. He asks her to join the senior officers at 0900 for a briefing, and adds that he does know why she's on the Enterprise: he asked for her.


After Ogawa tells Bev that Powell has asked her to marry him (making Bev relieved beyond measure), Sito attends that meeting, only to meet Joret Dal, a Cardassian officer who is also a Federation mole. He has given them vital information that will help the security of countless planets, and now needs to be able to get home. He points out that the border is heavily guarded, and that alone he would be unlikely to convince them that he's legitimate, even in an apparently-stolen, damaged Federation shuttlecraft. However, he might be able to pass as a bounty hunter - if he had a prisoner, particularly a Bajoran terrorist. Although the mission is extremely dangerous, Sito volunteers. She leaves for sickbay, and Joret observes, "I didn't realize she would be so young."


Shortly thereafter, Sito boards the shuttle, cosmetically altered to appear brutalized by Joret. She thanks Worf for his confidence in her, and tells him she'll see him soon. The shuttle leaves, and Worf stays in the bay, watching, for a long time.


As the shuttle approaches the border and the pair make preparations, Joret tells Sito that he's doing this, not to be a traitor, but to dissuade the Cardassian government from pointless wars. "My people need peace," he adds, surprising Sito. A patrol ship approaches...


Meanwhile, Lavelle and the others wonder in Ten-Forward if Sito is on the shuttle that left. Lavelle, knowing nothing, speculates as much as he can about the occupant and the condition of the shuttle - but Ogawa and Taurik, concerned by what they do know, ask him to change the subject.


The Enterprise reaches the rendezvous point and waits for hours, with no sign of the escape pod carrying Sito back home. Despite it being a treaty violation, they send a probe in to search for the pod. What it finds, however, is debris - and debris consistent with the remains of a pod. When they later intercept a Cardassian message reporting the death of a terrorist, the truth becomes all too clear. Picard announces the death to the crew, lamenting the loss of "the finest example of a Starfleet officer."


In Ten-Forward some time later, Lavelle enters, glum. He's been promoted to the Ops position, but now has to wonder if Sito would have gotten it had she lived. The others reassure him that he should simply do his best in his new assignment, and Ben manages to convince a solitary Worf to join Sito's other friends in remembering her as she was.

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02/12/94

47611.2 Thine Own Self

Highlight Listing:

"Thine Own Self" - Having completely lost his memory, Data is stranded on a primitive planet where the inhabitants fear he is carrying a deadly plague.


On Barkon, home to a pre-industrial society, a villager, Garvin, is talking to his daughter Gia, when suddenly both see Data walk into the village, dazed. His clothes and hair appear singed, and when he opens his mouth to speak, only a machinelike humming is heard.


... Talur, the village's resident scientist, examines Data and pronounces him fit in all respects save his memory loss. (His heartbeat, in particular, is "very regular.") As far as his odd appearance is concerned, she grants that "my grandmother would have called our friend here a demon, or a spirit, or some sort of monster - but current scientific methodology allows us to dismiss such ridiculous superstitions and concentrate on scientific reality." What is he, then? An "iceman", or so she says - from a race that lives in the mountains under very harsh conditions. As Talur leaves, Gia enters and helps Garvin pick a name for Data: "Jayden."


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Picket Fences: Die Taubstumme

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02/19/94

47618.4 Masks

The Enterprise has come across a rogue comet that has been traveling for 87 million years to get to its current location. A sensor scan creates a temporary but giant sensor echo, and suddenly strange things start happening: Troi finds a pedestal in her quarters, Data is inspired to sculpt a mask with a similar design, and symbols start appearing on terminals all over the ship. As Geordi discovers that the symbols have leaked in via the sensors, Data somehow intuitively recognizes many of them, and suspects his systems have also been corrupted.

The Enterprise uses main phasers to melt the icy shell off the comet, and discover a city-like structure lurking within. It is of unknown composition, and is even older than the comet itself. Data theorizes that it is a type of cultural archive, and becomes concerned enough about his own systems to have Geordi run a diagnostic. As he leaves, Picard notes the frequent occurrence of two symbols all over the ship: a compass symbol possibly denoting movement, and a small sliver of unknown meaning.

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David E. Kelley (bis 1996)

Picket Fences (Guide)

From award winning producer David E. Kelley ("Ally McBeal", "The Practice" and "Boston Legal") comes Picket Fences, a story of a small town sherrif trying to maintain the town & his family.


Sherrif James Brock (Tom Skerrit) is trying to maintain the small town of Rome, Wisconin. His wife Jill (Kathy Baker) is the doctor of the town, daughter Kimberley (Holly Marie Combs), from a previous marriage of Jimmy, is the level headed student growing up in Rome. Jimmy and Jill have two other children, Matthew (Justin Shenkarow) and Zach (Adam Wylie).


Trying his best to keep the town in order, Judge Henry Bone (Ray Walston) rules the court room and while he doesn't always stick to the law, he does what is best for the town. Making Judge Bone's job harder is lawer Douglas Wambaugh (Fyvush Finkel), a friend of Judge Bone but an enemy in the court room. Wambaugh goes to extreme lengths to win the case, but he is after all a character!


Also around in the town of Rome are D.A John Littelon (Don Cheadle), a straight man for the antics of Wambaugh, the strange Medical Examinor Carter Pike (Kelly Connel) and deputy's Max and Kenny an on & off couple.


The town of Rome never ran smoothly though, with a revolving door of mayors along with cows giving birth to humans and an array of people found dead in freezers.


While the show was adored by critics, it never quite found great ratings on CBS and was cancelled after 4 seasons. Creator David E. Kelley left his post as Executive Producer after season 3, which brought a different style of show during season 4 - returning only to write 2 stand out episodes that year. Some have suggested this is why the show met its demise when Kelley left. Also the show does reach a fitting conclusion but it comes rather rushed as it was believed the show would be coming back for season 5. Picket Fences remains a classic show and now with the first season recently released on DVD you can enjoy it all over again!LESS

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06/13/92

45959.1 Time's Arrow

Highlight Listing:

"Time's Arrow" - After Data learns of his own death in late- 19th-century San Francisco, a freak accident transports him back to that period.


The Enterprise has been called back to Earth to investigate evidence of extraterrestrial visitations to San Francisco in the late 19th century, the most shocking piece of which is Data's head! As the head is inspected, everyone is very edgy to be seeing this apparent sign of Data's death. Everyone, that is, except Data himself, who sees it as a sign that he may not have to worry about outliving all of his friends. It's hypothesized that the aliens visiting Earth might been shape-changers, appearing human. The trail leads them to the planet Devidia Two; no life signs are found, but temporal anomalies are sensed, and triolic waves identical to those on Earth are also picked up. Riker takes down an away team which specifically excludes Data (a bit of "protection" Data finds irrational, but accepts), and there Deanna senses traces of terrified life-forms; human ones....

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S6E1. 09/19/92

46001.3 Time's Arrow, Part II

Highlight Listing:

"Time's Arrow, Part II" - The Enterprise crew travels between the 19th and 24th centuries in an attempt to prevent Data's death in the 19th century San Francisco.



S6E2. 09/26/92

46041.1 Realm Of Fear

Highlight Listing:

"Realm Of Fear" - A young Enterprise engineer is forced to confront his paralyzing fear of being transported.


Barclay, with little option, accepts the risk, and as the suspension begins, he once again encounters the lifeform in the matter stream. As Geordi, O'Brien and Beverly work frantically to screen out the microbes, the lifeform approaches Barclay. They discover the right patterns just in the nick of time, but as the beam-in commences, Barclay spies a second lifeform and grabs onto the first, playing a hunch. He rematerializes intact on board the Enterprise, holding on to one of the missing four Yosemite crewmembers. Apparently, they had also been infected with the microbes, but the limits were pushed too far in the same attempt to cure them, thus losing them to the pattern buffer. Worf and a security team, using the same technique, manage to recover the other three missing crewmembers; and having returned the microbes to their proper homes, the Enterprise moves on.

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10/03/92

46071.6 Man Of The People

Highlight Listing:

- Troi is drastically transformed when a visiting ambassador secretly uses her to achieve his aims.


After the ship he originally traveled on is damaged in an attack, the respected Lumerian ambassador Ramid Ves Alkar comes on board to journey to a dispute in the Rekag-Cironi system. Also with him is a very aged woman, Sev Maylor, whom Alkar refers to as his mother, and who is by all appearances a mean- spirited, nasty-tempered woman.


As the Enterprise journeys to Cironia, Troi and Alkar hit it off rather nicely. Their friendship is hindered, however, by Maylor, who persistently keeps after Troi, threatening that she will always regret any attachment she forms with Alkar.

VHS 762q

10/10/92

46125.3 Relics

Highlight Listing:

Trapped in limbo for 75 years, "Star Trek's" Scotty awakens to join the "Next Generation" in the 24th century.


The Enterprise picks up a long-running distress call from the USS Jenolan, a ship that disappeared 75 years ago. They drop out of warp to help, and are immediately shaken by an enormous gravitational field. Although the source is not immediately visible, they trace the field to its center, and find a large metallic shell, 200 million kilometers in diameter, completely surrounding a star. In other words, they've discovered the first known Dyson sphere, used to harness the entire radiant energy output of a star for inhabitants of the sphere's huge inner surface. The Jenolan is located on the surface of the sphere a short distance away, and they head for it....

VHS 762q

10/17/92

46154.2 Schisms

Highlight Listing:

The Enterprise crew suffers bizarre consequences following a secret, unwelcome alien visit.


As the Enterprise enters a very dense globular cluster to begin a charting mission, Riker struggles with chronic oversleeping, causing him to arrive late at a meeting with Geordi and Data in which they decide to start an experiment with the warp engines to try to increase their charting speed. Later that day, (after falling asleep at a poetry reading by Data), Riker checks with Dr. Crusher about his sleep problems, but with no physical signs of problems, all she can do is suggest some warm milk.

VHS 762q

10/24/92

46192.3 True Q

Highlight Listing:

A gifted young intern learns of her true heritage and must face the question, "To Q or not to Q?"


The Enterprise is busy picking up relief supplies for the pollution-stricken planet of Tagra Four, and also picks up Amanda Rogers, an honor student interning on board. She is put to work in all departments, but primarily for Dr. Crusher, with whom she strikes up a fast friendship. However, strange occurrences seem to center on Amanda very quickly; her pet dogs (which she didn't bring on board) mysteriously appear and disappear in her quarters, and a large container nearly falls on Riker before suddenly being deflected (with no visible cause for either). Finally, things fly completely out of control when Amanda single-handedly contains and reverses a warp-core breach explosion.

VHS 762q

02/08/92

45470.1 The Masterpiece Society

Highlight Listing:

"The Masterpiece Society" - Picard's efforts to save a genetically engineered society from a natural disaster threaten to destroy it.


The Enterprise is investigating the effect of a runaway "stellar core fragment" on nearby planetary systems when it finds out one of them is, unfortunately, inhabited. The leader, Aaron Conor, only consents to talk to them after Picard makes it clear just how much danger they're in. He allows them to come down to their sealed biosphere (initially intrigued by their transporter) to talk over alternatives to evacuation.


The problem soon becomes apparent. The colony here on Moab Four is a genetically engineered one, apparently superior to normal humanity. It is completely in tune with its surroundings, and to uproot it would be disastrous for the social fabric of the colony. [Conor was bred to be the leader of the colony, and has never been anything but contented in his role-everyone is perfectly content there.] Geordi gets to work with Hannah Bates, a brilliant theoretical physicist, while Troi stays to visit the colony, fascinated by this culture. Geordi and Hannah hit upon a possibility (a multi-phase, much strengthened tractor beam), but need to adjourn to the Enterprise to work further. With much concern over Hannah's temporary departure, Aaron allows her to leave.

VHS 762r

02/15/92

45494.2 Conundrum

The Enterprise is tracking some odd signals which could be a sign of intelligent life. Troi and Data are in Ten-Forward: Troi manages to beat Data at three-D chess and then coaxes Data into paying off his bet. Beverly, meanwhile, is examining a diver who missed a dive by a little too much. Riker and Ro, en route to the bridge, are arguing over innovative techniques and proper procedure.


Once they arrive, a ship comes into range, and appears to be the origin of the signals. It's a one-man craft with minimal armament, so they hail it and keep shields down. The craft's scans then mimic an optical data reader and increase more than tenfold in power, so the shields go up. Data, behind the bar, offers Troi her winnings: a Samarian Sunset [a drink], traditionally made. Suddenly, a green flash washes over Data, and then the rest of the crew in rapid succession.


On the bridge, everyone seems oddly confused...and rightly so, for all have suddenly lost all memory of who they are! They quickly realize that they're on a starship, and Ro (at helm..."Looks like I'm the pilot") finds that the helm is down. Riker and Worf examine tactical, which is also inoperative. Everyone's ability to do these things makes it clear that while their identities have vanished, their basic skills have not. Riker notes that Picard, with four pips, is probably the starship's leader, although Worf (also decorated, with the sash) points out that there are other possibilities. Picard, however, points out that who leads is unimportant right at the moment; the important thing is to find out their identities and mission. And, as an unidentified person in a commander's uniform points out, they need to know what happened to them, and how....

VHS 762r

02/22/92

45571.2 Power Play

Highlight Listing:

"Power Play" - Inhabited by alien spirits, Data and Troi overthrow the Bridge of the Enterprise.


The Enterprise follows a distress signal to a deserted moon. The signal turns out to be from a 200-year-old starship, the USS Essex; and although the surface is so unpleasant that no one's likely to be alive, Troi feels the presence of something alive down there. Since transporters can't cut through the electromagnetic storms on the surface, Riker, Troi and Data take a shuttle down. The shuttle crashes, however, leaving all shaken and Riker with a broken arm. As Troi senses the life-forms coming toward them with a storm front, O'Brien boosts the transporter enough to beam down with a pattern enhancer; but while there, all are struck down by lightning, and all but Riker are entered by strange energy. Once they're back aboard, Beverly makes short work of their injuries and returns them to duty.

VHS 762r

02/29/92

45587.3 Ethics

Highlight Listing:

"Ethics" - Loyalty and ethics clash when a paralyzed Worf asks Riker to help him commit suicide.

VHS 762r

03/14/92

.45614.6 The Outcast

The Enterprise has teamed up with members of an androgynous race called the J'naii, in a joint attempt to find and rescue the crew of a missing J'naii shuttle. They quickly find that the shuttle has, in all probability, fallen into a pocket of "null space", where their electromagnetic energy is slowly being drained and signals cannot get out. Riker teams up with one of the J'naii, Soren, to work on charting the pocket. Soren and Riker are each puzzled and fascinated by the differences in each other's culture: the concept of gender is so deeply ingrained to Riker, and so foreign to the J'naii, that it's an incredibly confusing gulf. Nevertheless, the two quickly become friends.

The charting mission is successful, and preparations ensue to modify the shuttle in such a way that it can enter the pocket long enough to rescue the crew. However, the night before the shuttle is to be launched, Soren confesses to Riker that she finds him attractive. She tells him that this can never be made public, however; the J'naii find the concept of gender repugnant and deviant, and those who demonstrate tendencies toward one gender or another are labeled deviant and "cured" through brainwashing. Soren, and those like her, live lives filled with secrecy, pretense, and fear. Riker is stunned....

VHS 762r

03/21/92

45652.1 Cause And Effect

Highlight Listing:

"Cause And Effect" - The Enterprise is trapped in a time warp that forces the crew to endlessly repeat the same experiences.


Disaster has struck. Casualties are mounting. The starboard nacelle has taken a direct impact and is leaking drive plasma. Geordi attempts to shut down the warp core as Riker orders the crew to the escape pods. The shutdown is unsuccessful, and the ejection mechanism for the core is not off-line. Picard gives his final orders. "All hands abandon ship! Repeat, ALL HANDS ABAN-" And the Enterprise goes up in a fiery explosion- this very sequence happens several times, but the last loop comes to its end not before Data hurriedly makes a decyon transmission...

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03/28/92


45703.9 The First Duty

Highlight Listing:

"The First Duty" - Caught between loyalty to his friends and the need to tell the truth, Wesley becomes involved in a cover-up when his Starfleet Academy squadron suffers a deadly collision.

VHS 762s

04/18/92


45733.6 Cost Of Living

Highlight Listing:

"Cost of Living" - Preparing for her wedding aboard the Enterprise, Troi's free-thinking mother causes trouble between Worf and his son.


Deanna counsels Worf and Alexander, suggesting they settle their dispute over rules by drawing up a contract that both sides would then adhere to. She reassures Alexander that one day he'll come to respect his father-and just then receives word that her mother is on board.


Lwaxana, it turns out, is getting married while on board, although to a man of some stature that she's not yet met. She quickly takes a shine to Alexander and rails against the contract they've been discussing, calling it a sign of distrust. ... She consoles him, and takes him to a fantasy world on the holodeck where his every pleasure can be attended to. Both enjoy themselves a great deal-at least, until a very annoyed Worf and Deanna search them out.


VHS 762s

04/25/92


45761.3 The Perfect Mate

Highlight Listing:

"The Perfect Mate" - A beautiful woman, chosen by her people to serve as a peace offering to end a centuries-long war, falls in love with Picard.

VHS 762s

05/02/92


45852.1 Imaginary Friend

Troi is busy talking to Clara Sutter, a young girl who's essentially a "Starfleet brat"; she's been on one ship after another following her somewhat remote father's career, and has never stayed in one place too long. Clara has an imaginary friend named Isabella; but although her father is worried that "Isabella" is keeping Clara away from making any real friends, Troi reassures him that it's perfectly normal.

Meanwhile, the Enterprise enters a mysterious nebula, only to have a small glowing object enter the ship. It inspects things for a bit, then finds Clara working in the arboretum. It reads her thoughts, and then reforms; and "Isabella", now very real, greets Clara. Clara's very puzzled, but happy to see Isabella turn real, and Isabella quickly talks her into leaving the arboretum and roaming the ship....

VHS 762s

05/09/92


45854.2 I Borg

As the Enterprise begins exploring a system that is a possible site for colonization, it comes across a signal of unknown origins. Reasoning that it might be a distress call, and seeing that it comes from a habitable moon, Picard sends an away team down, consisting of Riker, Dr. Crusher, and Worf. They find a crashed ship, and under the debris: an alive, but still functioning, Borg ("I am Hugh").

Riker informs Picard of the situation, who stiffens and prepares to bring the team back at once. Bev, however, demurs; the Borg is badly injured, and would not survive to rejoin its superiors if left unattended. Although the danger would be great, and Worf quickly suggests simply killing it at once, Picard agrees to bring it on board for a short time. A detention cell is prepared and a subspace damping field placed around it (to prevent the Borg from sending any signals out to its fellows). As the team and the Borg are transported up, Picard retires to his ready room. Troi follows, concerned that Picard is reliving old feelings from his capture by the Borg, but Picard reassures her that he's doing just fine, and that he is perfectly comfortable with the decision he's made...

VHS 762s

05/16/92


N/A The Next Phase

The Enterprise assists a critically damaged Romulan vessel, but when Geordi and Ro beam back with some damaged equipment, something strange happens in transit. They fail to rematerialize, and no sensors can locate them. The Romulan ship manages to save itself by ejecting its engine core (with some help from Riker, Worf and Data), but they continue to need power from the Enterprise while conducting repairs....

VHS 762s

S5E25. 05/16/92


45944.1 The Inner Light

Highlight Listing:

"The Inner Light" - After a mysterious accident, Picard awakes up living the life of another person on a faraway planet.


The Enterprise encounters an object: a probe of unknown and fairly primitive design, which quickly begins matching their course and speed. It initially seems nonthreatening, but soon emits a beam of nucleons. The shields go up, but it manages to break through the shields in a very narrow region, and Picard suddenly faints. He blearily sees Riker holding him...and then Riker dissolves into a youngish woman with a careworn look on her face, who asks Picard if he's feeling better, referring to him as "Kamin". Picard initially believes he's stuck in a holodeck program and attempts to leave, but to no avail. Feeling trapped, he paces. "What is this place?" "This...is your home, of course."


...and Picard wakes up on the bridge of the Enterprise as the probe breaks contact and shuts down. He's initially very disoriented, but quickly reacquires at least a cursory knowledge of the situation. He discovers that he's only been unconscious for 20 or 25 minutes, and accompanies Bev to sickbay.


Some time later, Riker visits Picard in his ready room. As Picard gets used to the fact that this is once again his home, Riker hands him a small box they found inside the probe after they examined it. He leaves, and Picard opens the box, to find his flute. He cradles it to his breast, then softly plays it, as we see the ship fading off towards the stars.

VHS 762s

10/31/92

46235.7 Rascals

Highlight Listing:

A bizarre transporter mishap transform Picard and three other staff members into children just as Ferengis invade and disable the ship.

VHS 762t

11/07/92

46271.5 A Fistful of Datas

Highlight Listing:

"A Fistful of Datas" - A holodeck fantasy goes awry, sending Worf and his son into a Wild West showdown with a villain who's a dead ringer for Data.

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11/14/92

46307.2 The Quality of Life

Highlight Listing:

"The Quality of Life" - Data risks Picard and Geordi's lives in order to protect another "living" machine.


The Enterprise arrives at the planet of Tyra 7A, where Geordi is inspecting the completion of a "particle fountain," a possible new mining technique. The scheduling and implementation problems of the fountain, however, quickly prove overwhelming, and a disaster is averted only with the help of an exocomp, a tool invented by the station's Dr. Farallon. The exocomp is designed to be a problem solver, and it not only replicates the tools it needs to do its jobs, but adds on new circuits in its own brain when encountering an unfamiliar task. It's a great breakthrough, and Picard agrees to Farallon's request for a 48-hour delay to use her exocomps to finish bringing the particle fountain up to full strength.


Unfortunately, this also falls prey to problems.

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12/12/92

46357.4 Chain of Command, Part I

Highlight Listing:

After resigning his command to participate in a dangerous secret mission, Captain Picard is taken hostage by the Cardassians.

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12/19/92

46360.8 Chain of Command, Part II

Highlight Listing:

While under the command of an unfeeling new captain, the Enterprise attempts to rescue Picard from the Cardassians.

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01/23/93

46424.1 Ship In A Bottle (on youtube)

Moriarty managed to "leave" the holodeck because it was a holodeck within a holodeck. Moriarty is in a huge holodeck program of his own making - and so are they. ... Picard then steps in, shutting down the holodeck program that Moriarty had entered ever since Picard's conversation with the Countess and saving Moriarty and the Countess in an isolated memory cube. He then shuts down the program Moriarty created and leaves the holodeck. As the Enterprise retreats to observe the planetary collision from a safe distance, Picard explains this to everyone, pointing out that Moriarty's perceived "reality" right now may be no different from their own - and perhaps they are just a fiction playing itself out on a box on someone's table.

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David E. Kelley (bis 1996)

Picket Fences (Tatort Gartenzaun)

SA 1992–1996 (Picket Fences)

89 Episoden in 4 Staffeln

Deutsche Erstausstrahlung: 05.01.1995 Sat.1

Alternativtitel: Rome – Stadt im Zwielicht

Der kauzige Sheriff Jimmy Brock (Tom Skerritt) und seine beiden Mitarbeiter Kenny (Costas Mandylor) und Maxine (Lauren Holly) lösen in ihrer Heimatstadt Rome, Wisconsin, die skurrilsten Fälle, angefangen vom Mord in der Spülmaschine bis hin zu den nassen Attacken des Badewannenfetischisten. Für Hilfe und Wirbel sorgt immer wieder Brocks Familie, vor allem Ehefrau Jill (Kathy Baker). (Text: Sat.1)

VHS 762t


02/26/94

47622.1 Eye of the Beholder

"Eye of the Beholder" - While experiencing empathic visions after an officer's mysterious suicide, Troi imagines becoming romantically involved with Worf, getting jealous and eventually killing him in a fit.

VHS 762u

03/19/94

47653.2 Genesis

Highlight Listing:

Picard and Data return to the Enterprise to discover that the entire crew has de-evolved into prehistoric beings.


... Days later, Picard and Data return to find the Enterprise adrift and without power. They manage to enter the shuttle bay and begin exploring. After hearing a number of animal-like noises and finding what appears to be a layer of skin someone shed, they reach Troi's quarters. Entering, they find Troi in the bathtub - completely submerged, and with gills as well as lungs. Data's scans suggest that her genetic codes are being rewritten on the spot, and that she has mutated - in effect, she is now amphibian rather than human.

VHS 762u

03/26/94

47751.2 Journey's End

Highlight Listing:

While Picard is forced to relocate a group of American Indians from a planet they have settled, one of the colonists causes Wesley to re-examine his future.

...

Wes returns to the surface, only to find that two of the Cardassians have been taken prisoner by the colonists. With the situation growing more volatile by the minute, Evek (on the Enterprise meeting with Picard) prepares to order troops to beam down, rescue the colonists, and "occupy" the village. Picard protests, threatening a response that would lead to war. A Cardassian tries to break free, and a struggle ensues. Wes screams "NO!" and rushes to help -


- and finds that everything around him is frozen. He stands confused, until Lakanta (very much unfrozen) reassures him that Wes has simply stepped out of time for a moment, beginning a journey very few humans can take. Lakanta now reveals himself to be the Traveller, offering Wesley the chance to explore this new side of himself, with the Traveller as guide. Wes accepts, and the Traveller urges him not to interfere in this current fight, trusting them to work out their own problems. The two walk off, as the fight continues.


At the last moment, Picard manages to convince Evek to avoid a confrontation by beaming up his officers (an action which Picard then repeats for the Enterprise crewmembers). The issue is settled: the tribe renounces its Federation citizenship, allowing them to stay where they are but putting them at risk for Cardassian interference. Evek, however, says that he believes they will be left alone, providing the tribe does the same. Evek leaves, satisfied, and Anthwara thanks Picard for his help, assuring him that he has erased the "stain of blood" that has been on his family for centuries. The Enterprise departs, but not before Picard and Beverly bid fond farewells to Wesley, who has decided to remain behind to learn what he can from these people before continuing his training with the Traveller.


VHS 762u

04/23/94

47779.4 Firstborn

Highlight Listing:

A mysterious family friend arrives to help transform Worf's reluctant son Alexander into a warrior.


VHS 762u

04/30/94

47829.1 Bloodlines

Highlight Listing:

Picard learns that he has a son, and that the young man has been targeted for murder by an old enemy in search of revenge.


VHS 762u

05/07/94

47869.2 Emergence

Highlight Listing:

The lives of the Enterprise crew are endangered when the ship suddenly develops its own intelligence.


VHS 762u

05/14/94

47941.7 Preemptive Strike

Highlight Listing:

Ro Laren is forced to choose between her loyalty to Picard and her hatred toward Cardassia when she accepts an assignment to infiltrate the Maquis.


... Later, the Maquis attack is imminent, and the Enterprise is waiting with a strike force in a nearby nebula for the Maquis to cross the border. Ro and Riker are in one ship of the Maquis force, about to cross the border themselves - but then suddenly, she stops the ship, holds Riker at bay with a phaser, and fires a particle beam into the nebula, exposing the Federation ships. As the Maquis abort the attack without crossing the border, Ro lets her ship cross over and head for the Enterprise.

As Picard and Worf prepare to take her into custody, Ro tells Kalita on another ship to prepare to beam her aboard. She tells Riker that she's joining the Maquis; "It's been a long time since I really felt like I belonged somewhere." She asks Riker to do her one favor: tell Picard that she's sorry for letting him down. With that, the two bid farewell, as Ro is beamed away.


When Riker returns to the Enterprise, he tells Picard of what happened, and hands him the report - but Picard won't take it. Riker leaves Picard's ready room, and Picard sits, devastated and shocked by Ro's final betrayal.

VHS 762u

05/23/94

47988.1 All Good Things...

Highlight Listing:

Picard finds himself travelling between the past, present, and future while attempting to prevent the destruction of humanity... by his own actions.


VHS 762u

11/28/87 


41294.5 Haven

Highlight Listing:

"Haven" - Deanna Troi is caught between her feelings for Riker and her devotion to family customs when she faces a prearranged marriage.


VHS 762v

 01/09/88 

41997.7 The Big Goodbye

Highlight Listing:

"The Big Goodbye" - When the holodecks malfunction, the Captain and two crew members become trapped in San Francisco, 1941, where they are held hostage by murderous gangsters.


VHS 762v

01/16/88 

41242.4 Datalore

Highlight Listing:

"Datalore" - Data's android look-alike formulates an evil masterplan that could destroy the Enterprise. 


VHS 762v

01/23/88 

41636.9 Angel One 

Highlight Listing:

"Angel One" - While the away team struggles to save male fugitives on a planet run by women, the Enterprise is ravaged by a highly infectious virus.


VHS 762v

01/30/88 

41365.9 11001001

Highlight Listing:

"11001001" - The Enterprise is hijacked by an alien species who need the ship's computer to regenerate the one damaged on their own planet.


VHS 762v

02/06/88 

41309.5 Too Short A Season 

Highlight Listing:

"Too Short A Season" - The Enterprise escorts a Federation admiral to a planet to negotiate the release of hostages, but the planet governor wants to kill him in revenge for a previous hostage crisis that ended in tragedy.


VHS 762v

02/13/88 

41509.1 When The Bough Breaks

Highlight Listing:

"When The Bough Breaks" - Wesley and several children from the Enterprise are kidnapped by a sterile civilization which hopes to use them to rebuild their race.


VHS 762v

02/20/88 

41463.9 Home Soil

Highlight Listing:

"Home Soil" - A powerful microscopic life form declares war on humans, takes over the Enterprise's lab and computers and threatens to destroy the ship.


VHS 762v

03/16/91 

44631.2 Night Terrors 

Highlight Listing:

"Night Terrors" - Trapped in a rift in space, the crew of the Enterprise are plagued by unexplained paranoia and hallucinations.


VHS 762w

03/23/91 

44664.5 Identity Crisis 

Dr. Crusher races against time to locate a parasite that threatens to transform Geordi into an alien creature.


VHS 762w

03/30/91 

44704.2 The Nth Degree

A crew member is endowed with super human intelligence by an alien probe and threatens the fate of the Enterprise.


VHS 762w

04/20/91 

44741.9 Qpid

The mischievous Q turns Picard into Robin Hood and sends him on a quest designed to force him to prove his love for an old flame


VHS 762w

04/27/91 

44769.2 The Drumhead

A search for spies aboard the Enterprise turns into witch hunt in which Picard is implicated as a traitor

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05/11/91 

44821.3 The Host 

Dr. Crusher's love is put to the test when she falls for an alien who exists in different "host bodies" in order to survive.


VHS 762w


06/09/91 

44885.5 Mind's Eye

Romulan forces kidnap Geordi and turn him into a killing machine.


VHS 762x


11/14/87 

41723.9 The Battle 

A thought altering device, controlled by a Ferengi Captain seeking revenge on Picard for his son's death, threatens the life of the Captain and the safety of the Enterprise.


VHS 762x

09/28/91 

45047.2 Darmok - Anfang fehlt

The Enterprise is in the El'A'Drel system to meet with the Tamarians, a race which seems peaceful, but have been described as "incomprehensible" in past encounters. Both sides try to converse, but no progress seems to be made; although the words are understandable, their meaning is not. The Tamarian captain, after a brief and heated discussion with his first officer about "Darmok and Jilad at Tanagra," beams off his bridge-and Picard is beamed off the Enterprise at the same time. Attempts to retrieve him fail, as the Tamarians have set up a transporter- blocking field in the planet's ionosphere.


Worf's first assumption is that this is some sort of challenge ritual, e.g., personal combat. Picard at first believes this as well, and throws away the knife that Captain Dathon throws to him, refusing to fight. Dathon replies, frustratedly, "Chaka...when the walls fell." Riker's first attempts to communicate with the Tamarians fail, and he orders Worf to assemble a team and take a shuttle down to save Picard, hoping the Tamarians won't push things that far. Picard, meanwhile, is still getting nowhere-Dathon appears friendly, and throws Picard a brand with which to light his own campfire, but communication is still seemingly impossible.


VHS 762x

10/05/91 

45076.3 Ensign Ro

Picard suspects a high-level Federation conspiracy when the crew is ordered to locate the terrorist leader of a renegade race.


VHS 762x

10/26/91 

45208.2 The Game

The fate of the Federation is in Wesley Crusher's hands when he returns to find the crew of the Enterprise addicted to a dangerous new game.


VHS 762x

10/12/91 

45122.3 Silicon Avatar

Picard struggles to communicate with a mysterious, destructive force before a visiting scientist can destroy it.


VHS 762x

02/15/92 


45494.2 Conundrum

While suffering an unexplained case of amnesia, the crew finds themselves fighting a war they do not remember or understand.


...

Some time later, with the crew's memories restored, the Lysians identify "MacDuff" as a Suttaran, the Lysians' true enemies and their equal in weapons technology. "MacDuff" attempted to use the Enterprise to end his race's war in one swift stroke, and almost succeeded. Picard expresses deep regrets to the Lysians for what has happened, and Riker tries to deal with the aftermath of his abortive romances with Troi and Ro, only to find the two of them together, and seemingly perfectly accepting of everything he did. They leave him confused and befuddled.


VHS 762x

06/09/91 


45852.1 Imaginary Friend

A little girl's imaginary friend becomes a frightening reality for the crew when she threatens to destroy the Enterprise.


VHS 762x

06/13/92 

45959.1 Time's Arrow II

The Enterprise crew travels between the 19th and 24th centuries in an attempt to prevent Data's death in the 19th century San Francisco.


VHS 762y

09/26/92 

46041.1 Realm Of Fear

 A young Enterprise engineer is forced to confront his paralyzing fear of being transported.


VHS 762y

10/03/92 

46071.6 Man Of The People

Troi is drastically transformed when a visiting ambassador secretly uses her to achieve his aims.


VHS 762y

10/10/92 

46125.3 Relics

Trapped in limbo for 75 years, "Star Trek's" Scotty awakens to join the "Next Generation" in the 24th century.


VHS 762y

10/17/92 

46154.2 Schisms

The Enterprise crew suffers bizarre consequences following a secret, unwelcome alien visit.


VHS 762y

10/24/92 

46192.3 True Q

A gifted young intern learns of her true heritage and must face the question, "T


VHS 762y

10/31/92 

46235.7 Rascals

A bizarre transporter mishap transform Picard and three other staff members into children just as Ferengis invade and disable the ship.


VHS 762y

11/07/92 

46271.5 A Fistful of Datas

A holodeck fantasy goes awry, sending Worf and his son into a Wild West showdown with a villain who's a dead ringer for Data.


VHS 762y

04/03/93 

46693.1 Lessons 

Picard is torn between love and duty when he is forced to send the woman he loves on a potentially deadly mission.


...

The next day, Darrin goes to visit Picard after a singularly unsuccessful plea to Riker for more sensor time. She finds Picard listening to music and holding his flute. She remarks on its unusual nature and asks to try to play it, but fails. She quickly suggests a duet, having brought something serving as a piano (but that can be carried under her arm) for herself. Picard initially falters, but then learns through Darrin's tutelage how to improvise based on someone else's melody. The results are impressive, and leave him very pleased.

...

Some time later, Picard and Darrin talk, and realize that although Picard never again wants to put her in danger, he might have to if she remains aboard. Darrin decides to put in for a transfer - and although both talk of seeing each other long-distance and planning for the future, she at least seems to recognize the unlikeliness of this. With a last kiss and a request that Picard never give up his music, she is gone.

VHS 762z

04/24/93 

46731.5 The Chase

Picard finds himself in a race with Cardassians, Klingons, and Romulans to solve a four-billion-year old genetic puzzle.


VHS 762z

05/01/93 

46778.1 Frame of Mind

Trapped in an alien mental hospital, with little memory of the past, Riker is convinced he is going insane.


VHS 762z

05/08/93 

46830.1 Suspicions 

A pioneering Ferengi scientist is found dead, and Beverly risks her career to prove he was murdered.


VHS 762z

05/15/93 

46852.2 Rightful Heir 

Worf finds his faith sorely tested when it appears that the greatest Klingon warrior of all time has returned from the dead to reclaim the empire.


VHS 762z

05/22/93

 46915.2 Second Chances 

Returning to the site of an eight-year-old mission, Riker encounters an identical double of himself, who tries to rekindle a relationship with Troi.


VHS 762z

06/12/93

46944.2 Timescape

The Enterprise is frozen in time on the brink of total annihilation, and Picard must figure out how to rescue it without destroying it.


The Enterprise, with Riker in command, goes to answer a Romulan distress call claiming engine failure, but keeps shields up and red alert ready just in case. In the meantime, Picard is returning from a conference, along with Troi, Geordi, and Data. They pass the time discussing various facets of the conference, but Troi suddenly finds that from her point of view, everyone else has suddenly frozen!


They "unfreeze" in a few seconds, but all are mystified about what it is Troi could have seen. As Data and Geordi run a diagnostic, Troi tells Picard about the situation - and then finds that everyone is huddled around her seeming very concerned. This time, she is the one that froze - and did so for a full three minutes. What's more, Geordi's readings suggest that she didn't age during those minutes either - as if time simply stopped for her.


VHS 762z

06/19/93 

46982.1 Descent, Part I

When the Borg return to do battle with the Federation, they boast a new individuality - and tempt Data when they help him feel his first emotion.


Data is called away by a red alert and must shut down a poker game with simulations of three of physics's most gifted minds: Newton, Einstein, and Hawking. The alert has been sounded because the Ohniaka Three outpost has reported coming under attack, although no signals are coming from the outpost now. The Enterprise reaches the system, and sees a gigantic ship that they don't recognize looming over the planet below. There is lots of EM interference, preventing good scanning, but they manage to beam down a team of Riker, Data, Worf, and a security member.


On the outpost, the team initially finds nothing but bodies, with wounds considered brutal even by Ferengi standards, and caused by plasma weapons similar to Ferengi phasers. With scanning still difficult, they begin a room-by- room search for survivors - but the very next room holds a surprise. As Data forces the manual controls to open the door, a Borg is revealed in wait just behind it. ...


VHS 762z

11/28/87 

41294.5 Haven 

Deanna Troi is caught between her feelings for Riker and her devotion to family customs when she faces a prearranged marriage.


VHS 762v

01/09/88 

41997.7 The Big Goodbye 

When the holodecks malfunction, the Captain and two crew members become trapped in San Francisco, 1941, where they are held hostage by murderous gangsters.

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01/16/88 

41242.4 Datalore

Data's android look-alike formulates an evil masterplan that could destroy the Enterprise.

 

VHS 762v


01/23/88 

41636.9 Angel One 

While the away team struggles to save male fugitives on a planet run by women, the Enterprise is ravaged by a highly infectious virus.


VHS 762v


01/30/88 

41365.9 11001001 

The Enterprise is hijacked by an alien species who need the ship's computer to regenerate the one damaged on their own planet.


VHS 762v


02/06/88 

41309.5 Too Short A Season 

The Enterprise escorts a Federation admiral to a planet to negotiate the release of hostages, but the planet governor wants to kill him in revenge for a previous hostage crisis that ended in tragedy.


VHS 762v


02/13/88 

41509.1 When The Bough Breaks

Wesley and several children from the Enterprise are kidnapped by a sterile civilization which hopes to use them to rebuild their race.


VHS 762v


02/20/88 


41463.9 Home Soil 

A powerful microscopic life form declares war on humans, takes over the Enterprise's lab and computers and threatens to destroy the ship.


VHS 762v


03/12/88 

41416.2 Coming Of Age

While Wesley endures the grueling Starfleet Academy entrance exam, Captain Picard faces an investigation into his competency as a commander.


VHS 762v


03/19/88 

41503.7 Heart of Glory 

Lt. Worf is torn between his loyalty to the Enterprise and his fierce Klingon heritage when two Klingon fugitives take over the ship.


VHS 762v


01/89 - 03/89 

42437.5 The Schizoid Man - 42609.1 - Contagion


VHS 763


09/87 - 11/87 

41153.7 Encounter at Farpoint - 41590.5 Hide and Q


VHS 763a


02/92 - 03/92 

45470.1 Masterpiece Society - 45587.3 Ethics or further episodes in Season 5


VHS 763b








05/12/90

43917.4 Sarek

Ambassador Sarek comes on board with his staff and his new (also human) wife, Perrin, to complete a treaty with the Legarans (his last mission before retiring). Although his aides seem overly concerned with his health (Sarek himself says they're overprotective and seems fine), and Sarek is slightly cranky (as cranky as a Vulcan ever gets), all seems well. (We do, however, see a bit later that Sarek is currently unable to meditate to attain peace.)

Then, not long after he comes on board, tempers start flaring up on board the ship: Wesley and Geordi start arguing with each other heatedly while setting up the conference room and are broken up by Riker. Then, after a Mozart recital which Sarek attends (and at which Picard actually sees Sarek cry), tempers get worse: Bev slaps Wesley for no reason, and Ten-Forward becomes the site of a bar brawl.

Bev and Troi eventually advance a theory: Sarek himself may be the cause, due to a very rare malady contracted by aged Vulcans known as Bendai's syndrome, in which all emotional control is gradually eroded away. Eventually, Data confronts Sarek's young aide Sakkath about his odd behavior (checking to see how Picard's diplomatic skills are, and so forth), and eventually finds that Sarek indeed suffers from the disease, and that Sakkath has been trying to help Sarek's control, with limited success. This will jeopardize the treaty with the Legarans (since Sarek's the only one they'll speak to), but Picard is forced to convince Sarek of this anyway, over the objections of both Perrin and Sarek's chief of staff, Mendrossen (also a human).

Picard manages to convince Sarek of his ailment (by driving him virtually incoherent with rage, which he shouldn't be able to do), but is then struck by remorse over what he has done to such a great man. Upon Perrin's later suggestion, Picard suggests to Sarek that the two of them mind-meld, giving Sarek the added control he needs, and letting Picard serve as a temporary well for Sarek's emotions. Despite the risk, they go through with it, and while Picard/Sarek rages over his inability to tell people he loves how much he loves (or loved, in the case of the dead) then, Sarek/Picard manages to conclude the treaty. Sarek expresses his gratitude to Picard, and says they will each retain the best part of the other. He leaves, his mission successful, but his control eroding further...and Bendai's Syndrome has, at present, no cure.


DVD 1

10/20/90


44161.2 Remember Me (S4E5: 2x engl.)

Beverly Crusher looses more and more of her friends - and what's more: they don't leave a trace: Her world appears as if these friends had never been there in the first place. Eventually -when asked by Beverly- the computer of the Enterprise states that the universe is a sphere with a diameter of a few meters.


DVD

2

10/27/90

44215.2 Legacy

A rescue mission leads the crew to the birthplace of their late comrade Tasha Yar, where they encounter her mysterious sister.


DVD 3

11/17/90

44286.5 Future Imperfect (S4E8: 3x engl.)

After an Away Team mission fails, Riker awakens in sickbay to discover sixteen years have passed and he now commands the Enterprise


DVD 4

11/17/90

44307.3 Final Mission

After being accepted to Starfleet Academy, Wesley accompanies Picard on a final mission, only to find himself struggling to keep the captain alive


DVD 5

12/29/90

44356.9 The Loss

Counselor Troi resigns her post after experiencing a mysterious loss of her empathetic powers.


DVD 6

02/02/91

44474.5 Devil's Due

Picard fights to save a terrorized planet from a powerful woman who claims to be the devil


DVD 7

03/03/91

44704.2 The Nth Degree

A crew member is endowed with super human intelligence by an alien probe and threatens the fate of the Enterprise.


DVD 8

04/20/91

44741.9 Qpid

The mischievous Q turns Picard into Robin Hood and sends him on a quest designed to force him to prove his love for an old flame


DVD 9

04/27/91

44769.2 The Drumhead

A search for spies aboard the Enterprise turns into witch hunt in which Picard is implicated as a traitor


DVD 10

45047.2

09/28/91

45047.2 Darmok (S5E2: 1x engl.)

The Enterprise is in the El'A'Drel system to meet with the Tamarians, a race which seems peaceful, but have been described as "incomprehensible" in past encounters. Both sides try to converse, but no progress seems to be made; although the words are understandable, their meaning is not. The Tamarian captain, after a brief and heated discussion with his first officer about "Darmok and Jilad at Tanagra," beams off his bridge-and Picard is beamed off the Enterprise at the same time.... Data and Troi get to work on establishing a communication of some sort.


They find very little at first-"Darmok", used as a name of some sort, has 47 different meanings in nearby systems. After Troi expresses... Dathon ... frantically tries to give Picard a knife, saying "Darmok and Jilad at Tanagra!" repeatedly. Picard refuses-but then a loud growl is heard from not very far away. "Darmok, and Jilad..." says Dathon with resignation, "at Tanagra."


Picard then takes the knife, realizing that the problem is not with Dathon. ... Picard makes an intuitive breakthrough, and finally realizes that the Tamarians communicate via metaphor, by citing examples from their own culture. "Sucat, his eyes uncovered!" exclaims Dathon in elation. However, an alien creature's attack easily breaks through the defenses of both men, and Dathon is sorely battered.

...

Picard "talks" with a wounded Dathon. Eventually, he pieces together the puzzle-Dathon intended for the two of them to come down to the planet and fight a common enemy to form a bond between them, just as Darmok and Jilad did against the beast of Tanagra. Picard, in return, tells Dathon a tale of Gilgamesh and Enkidu- just before Dathon succumbs to his wounds and dies.


DVD 11

10/12/91

45122.3 Silicon Avatar

While Riker, Data, and Bev are visiting the Melona Four colony, the Crystalline Entity appears and utterly destroys it, although all but two of the colonists are saved. The Enterprise is sent to track the Entity down, with the help of xenologist Kyla Marr-a woman who, although capable, has no trust for Data, due to Lore's previous assistance given to the Entity in the past. ...


As the Enterprise follows the Entity (which is apparently headed for the Brechtian cluster), Picard has to point out to Marr that the intent is not to kill the Entity unless they absolutely have to-he'd prefer to find a way to communicate with it, and see if its needs can be supplied in some other way. Marr is understandably skeptical, but agrees to work with Data to find a method of communication.


They find one-and Marr further finds that through Data's programmed memories and experiences of the Omicron Theta colony, she can, in some respects, hear her son again. (After the Entity captures and "consumes" the inhabitants of another ship, Data reads one of her son's journal entries aloud in his voice, bringing tears to Marr's eyes.)


They eventually find the Entity and begin broadcasting a series of graviton pulses to it. It appears to respond, and emits a pattern which is almost undoubtedly a sign of intelligence, although they cannot yet decipher what the pattern of pulses means. Picard is elated-but then Marr, who wrote most of the program, alters it to emit a continuous pulse of gravitons with rapidly increasing amplitude, and locks the program in such a way that neither Data nor Geordi can stop the emission before the Entity is shattered.


Data takes Marr back to her quarters, her mind virtually snapped. She asks "Rennie," through Data, to tell her that he understands she did it for him. Data demurs: from what he knows of her son through his journals and vivid memories, he believes Rennie would be very sad at the loss of both the Entity and of his mother's brilliant career.


DVD 12

10/26/91

45208.2 The Game

The fate of the Federation is in Wesley Crusher's hands when he returns to find the crew of the Enterprise addicted to a dangerous new game.


DVD 13

11/02/91

45233.1 Unification: Part 1, Part 2

Picard and Data travel to Romulus to investigate an unauthorized mission undertaken by the Federation's legendary Mr. Spock


They're taken to some deep caverns, where Pardek greets Picard by name. He regrets the deception, but says that he had to get Picard and Data off the streets as soon as he could, since the *real* Romulan Security knows of their presence. Picard, relieved to be among friends, tells them of his mission. "I'm looking for Ambassador Spock."


DVD 14

11/16/91

45349.1 A Matter of Time (S5E9: 1x engl.)

... Rasmussen then prepares to leave, but is surprised to find the Enterprise crew blocking his way into his ship. It seems that they've noticed the various missing items, and want a look inside his ship for them. He initially refuses, but after it's pointing out that he'll never get in if they can't, agrees to let Data, and Data only (as Data can be ordered never to reveal any future secrets he sees) come inside to look. Data finds the items, but is threatened with a phaser by Rasmussen, who turns out not to be an historian from the future, but rather a disgruntled inventor from the PAST. He swiped the time pod from the real 26th-century historian who visited him several weeks "ago", and planned to take the items he stole back to his time and "invent" them over a few years. He now intends to take Data as well-but fortunately, the computer picked up the weapon when the door was opened and deactivated it. Data drags Rasmussen back out, and the now- emptied time pod vanishes back to where it came, leaving Rasmussen to the mercy of 24th- century historians who will, no doubt, be very interested in studying him.


DVD 15

01/04/92

45376.3 New Ground

Worf learns some painful lessons about parenting when his son Alexander arrives to join his father on the Enterprise.


DVD 16

01/25/92



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S5E25. 05/30/92

45397.3 Hero Worship

A young boy who is the sole survivor of a devastated ship becomes obsessed with simulating Data.


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45944.1 The Inner Light


DVD 17


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17a

10/09/93

10/16/93

47135.2 47160.1 Gambit, Part 1, 2

Picard has been missing for weeks, and the search for him leads to a seedy bar on Dessica Two. A combination of reward and intimidation finds them someone who tells them what they need to know - but that fact is bittersweet, as they find that Picard was apparently vaporized in a bar brawl by mercenaries! The mercenaries' base may be located in the Barradas system, and Riker orders the Enterprise there quickly.


Riker is shocked to find Picard, who has been missing and presumed dead, posing as a mercenary on an alien ship.


Picard and Riker masquerade as mercenaries in order to retrieve a potentially lethal Vulcan artifact.


DVD 18

10/02/93

47215.5 Interface (S7E3: 1x engl.)

The USS Raman is in jeopardy, trapped inside a gas giant, and the Enterprise is naturally called in to rescue them. They plan to do so by using a new piece of technology, a probe that Geordi uses via a direct neural interface, letting him experience the probe's responses as if he were actually where the probe is. Although the gas giant's atmosphere is very turbulent, the probe should be able to transmit without problems. All is well - until Starfleet calls Picard with a message of bad news. The U.S.S. Hera disappeared four days ago, along with all of her crew - and her captain, Geordi's mother.


DVD 19

10/30/93

47254.1 Dark Page

Dark Pages of Lwaxana: ... Deanna finds Lwaxana, alone and pitiful. Lwaxana tells Deanna to leave, but Deanna refuses, telling Lwaxana to let them face the truth together. Deanna sees a scene play itself out: a scene of herself as an infant, with her mother, her father, and an older sister, Kestra, whom Deanna never knew. Lwaxana finally tells Deanna of the tragic accident in which Kestra died, and with Deanna's help comes to terms with her own role in it. Lwaxana "says" goodbye to Kestra, and she and Deanna both wake, fully recovered. With Lwaxana returned to health, she and Deanna begin to talk about Kestra

DVD 20

11/06/93

47304.2 Attached (S7E8)

... As Picard and Bev continue their escape (narrowly avoiding plumes of flaming gas), Riker manages to establish a link with the Prytt. However, the connection is immediately broken, because the contact was not authorized. Loren, representing the Prytt Security Ministry immediately calls back, livid, and threatens the ship if they don't stop their hails. Mauric, hearing about this from Riker, attempts to cheer him up by saying that his agents have freed Picard and Bev. They adjourn to his quarters to discuss the details, which involve quite a bit of cloak-and-dagger intrigue. Picard and Bev, meanwhile, discover while traveling that the neural implants are allowing them to read each others thoughts and emotions, at least on a surface level. The experience is unsettling for both of them: stray, uncontrolled thoughts lead to tension until they each realize that the other cannot be held responsible for stray thoughts. What's more, when they attempt to separate and weaken the psychic link, they find that they become uncontrollably nauseous when too far apart. They continue their travels, and the connection between them strengthens as they begin to find out more about each other's hidden thoughts and fears. The situation changes, however, when they spot a Prytt guard standing watch by the path they mean to take. They decide to take an alternate route to the Kes border.

Riker and Worf go to talk to Mauric, who is very upset that Picard and Bev have not shown up on schedule to the rendezvous. He accuses the Federation of secretly allying itself with the Prytt, and insists on leaving the ship.

Some time later, after the implants have been removed, Picard asks Beverly what they should do about their new understanding of each other. Now that they've realized these feelings, he suggests, perhaps they should "not be afraid" to explore them. Beverly leans in and gently kisses him, but then responds, "Or perhaps we should be afraid. [...] I think I should be going now." They part, and Jean-Luc broods over the wash of empty space.


DVD 21

11/13/93

47310.2 Force of Nature

An alien brother and sister resort to desperate measures to prove their theory that warp drive is destroying the universe.


DVD 22

11/27/93

47391.2 Parallels (S7E11: 2x engl.)

An alien brother and sister resort to desperate measures to prove their theory that warp drive is destroying the universe.


... a small ship approaches, and its two inhabitants, Drs. Rabal and Serova, beam aboard. They say that Serova's research has discovered that warp-fields are very hazardous in that region of space, and will in mere decades cause the formation of many subspace rifts, threatening the habitability of Hekaras Two. In exchange for their assistance in repairing the Enterprise, Picard agrees to have Data re-examine their findings, but sternly cautions that the remainder of the mines are to be deactivated at once. Rabal agrees, over Serova's objections.

... although both Rabal and Serova say that their planet is willing to give up warp travel altogether (thus isolating themselves from all other worlds), Data's analysis merely leads to a recommendation of more study. Rabal takes this as a positive first step, but Serova is appalled. As the engines are repaired and the Enterprise nears the Fleming, Serova takes her spacecraft and deliberately causes a warp-core breach, destroying herself and creating a rift in the process.


The Fleming is now inside the rift, and Geordi and company must find a way to get the crew out safely without using warp engines in or near the rift. As Geordi, Data and Rabal devise a way to "coast" in and out of the rift using a short-duration warp pulse well outside it, Geordi ponders his resistance to Serova's claims, wondering if he was truly as open-minded as he claimed to be. Rabal reassures him that his reactions were not overly hostile, but also points out that everyone will soon have to reexamine the way they look at space travel.


... The mission into the rift begins, but is quickly complicated when the Fleming tries to use its own warp engines to escape. The ensuing distortions damage both ships, the Fleming seriously, and also enlarge the rift enough to make the "coasting" solution impossible. In the end, the Enterprise escapes by "surfing" a distortion wave out of the rift. With studies showing that the entire corridor may become one massive subspace rift within forty years if something is not done, the Federation announces restrictions on warp travel in that region - and the crew of the Enterprise becomes grimly determined not to become part of destroying the things they are so keen to explore.



DVD 23,

23a

11/20/93

47410.2 Inheritance

... The Enterprise crew is assisting in re-liquefying the core of Atrea Four by drilling holes to "magma pockets" near the core and injecting hot plasma into the core from there. However, Data soon finds he has more concerns than this one project, because one of the scientists, Dr. Juliana Tainer, claims to have been Data's co-creator - and Noonian Soong's wife! Her story is, in many ways, quite convincing. She says that she married Soong in secret owing to parental pressure, and that Data has no memory of her because his early experiences were erased after a difficult "childhood". Juliana is very surprised to hear that Data and Soong have actually met, and finds herself hit very hard by the news of Soong's death, despite the fact that she left him years and years ago. Even with all these details, however, Data is initially very skeptical of her claims, in part because Soong never mentioned her. He searches for as much corroborative detail as he can, and finds enough to convince him that she's telling the truth. They continue to get to know each other, discussing things such as the choice of Data's gender, and the programming of both manners and modesty into Data's personality after some childhood difficulties. The initial drilling to the magma pocket is successful, and with a few hours to kill, Data shows Juliana his quarters.

There, Juliana is swept away by the "beauty" of Data's violin playing, and asks to accompany him in an upcoming recital. Her mood worsens, however, after she sees a painting of Lal and hears of her tragic story. Later, after they practice, she asks Data if he intends to create another android, and worries about whether it's right to create something with such little chance of survival. She speaks from experience; apparently, she and Soong had three android "miscarriages" before a successful creation - and that creation was Lore. Eventually, she reveals that she was initially opposed to Data's creation, and admits that she forced Soong to leave Data behind when the Crystalline Entity attacked, worried that otherwise she might have to deactivate him as she did Lore. She leaves, in tears. ...


DVD 24

01/15/93

47423.9 Homeward

The Enterprise reaches Boraal Two after Worf's foster brother Nikolai sends a distress signal. They find that the atmosphere is being wiped out by plasmonic reactions, and that the planet will be dead in less than 38 hours. Worf, seeing possible signs of a deflector shield in caverns near Nikolai's observation post, beams down (after alteration to look like a Boraalan) to look for Nikolai - but he finds not only Nikolai, but a group of Boraalans looking for Nikolai and Worf to save them as well! Worf and Nikolai, pretending to return to the surface, return to the Enterprise, where Nikolai argues in favor of saving one Boraalan village, despite the gross violation of the Prime Directive everyone else believes it to be. Picard refuses outright to approve Nikolai's request to create an atmospheric shield, and orders Nikolai to stay off the planet, retrieving his research only via Enterprise comm-link.


DVD 25


01/29/94

N/A Sub Rosa

Shortly after her grandmother's death, Beverly falls under the spell of a ghost lover who has been in her family for generations.


DVD 26

02/05/94

47566.7 Lower Decks

While enduring the Enterprise's promotion evaluation process, four junior officers find themselves involved in a top-secret mission, Sito is one of them.


... Picard gives Sito a long, probing look as he proceeds to sickbay. Later, when he leaves, he takes Sito with him, much to the chagrin of Lavelle, who exits the turbolift they enter. En route to the bridge, Picard confirms that Sito is, in fact, a qualified pilot.


In his ready room, however, he takes a very different tone. He refers to her candidacy for the Ops position, but says that he has some serious questions about her record. At the Academy, she took part in a dangerous, daredevil stunt that took the life of a cadet - and though he is certain she would not do that again, he takes great umbrage to her participation in the coverup afterwards. He tells her that her unwillingness to come forward with the truth raises profound questions about her character - and when she protests that sticking with the unpleasant aftermath of being found out also says something about her character, he tells her rather brutally that she's made her bed. "As far as I'm concerned," he adds, "you should have been expelled for what you did. Frankly, I don't know how you made it on board this ship." Sito is dismissed, and leaves as fast as she can.


The next morning, Worf stops Sito at the end of his mok'bara class to give her an unscheduled test for the advanced-level class. The test, however, is blatantly unfair, and Sito realizes it after three falls. She refuses to continue, and Worf congratulates her for passing by having the courage to note that the test was unfair. In fact, he adds, there is no such challenge, "but perhaps next time you are judged unfairly, it will not take so many bruises for you to protest."


Thereafter, Sito heads for the ready room, there to confront Picard about his actions the previous day. She tells him that, with respect, it is not his place to punish her for the Academy incident, and that he should either judge her on her record now or let her transfer off the ship. Picard is impressed by her courage, and tells her that he was interested in getting her reactions, not for Ops qualification, but for an upcoming mission. He asks her to join the senior officers at 0900 for a briefing, and adds that he does know why she's on the Enterprise: he asked for her.


After Ogawa tells Bev that Powell has asked her to marry him (making Bev relieved beyond measure), Sito attends that meeting, only to meet Joret Dal, a Cardassian officer who is also a Federation mole. He has given them vital information that will help the security of countless planets, and now needs to be able to get home. He points out that the border is heavily guarded, and that alone he would be unlikely to convince them that he's legitimate, even in an apparently-stolen, damaged Federation shuttlecraft. However, he might be able to pass as a bounty hunter - if he had a prisoner, particularly a Bajoran terrorist. Although the mission is extremely dangerous, Sito volunteers. She leaves for sickbay, and Joret observes, "I didn't realize she would be so young."


Shortly thereafter, Sito boards the shuttle, cosmetically altered to appear brutalized by Joret. She thanks Worf for his confidence in her, and tells him she'll see him soon. The shuttle leaves, and Worf stays in the bay, watching, for a long time.


As the shuttle approaches the border and the pair make preparations, Joret tells Sito that he's doing this, not to be a traitor, but to dissuade the Cardassian government from pointless wars. "My people need peace," he adds, surprising Sito. A patrol ship approaches...


Meanwhile, Lavelle and the others wonder in Ten-Forward if Sito is on the shuttle that left. Lavelle, knowing nothing, speculates as much as he can about the occupant and the condition of the shuttle - but Ogawa and Taurik, concerned by what they do know, ask him to change the subject.


The Enterprise reaches the rendezvous point and waits for hours, with no sign of the escape pod carrying Sito back home. Despite it being a treaty violation, they send a probe in to search for the pod. What it finds, however, is debris - and debris consistent with the remains of a pod. When they later intercept a Cardassian message reporting the death of a terrorist, the truth becomes all too clear. Picard announces the death to the crew, lamenting the loss of "the finest example of a Starfleet officer."


In Ten-Forward some time later, Lavelle enters, glum. He's been promoted to the Ops position, but now has to wonder if Sito would have gotten it had she lived. The others reassure him that he should simply do his best in his new assignment, and Ben manages to convince a solitary Worf to join Sito's other friends in remembering her as she was.


DVD 27

02/12/94

47611.2 Thine Own Selff (S7E16)

Having completely lost his memory, Data is stranded on a primitive planet where the inhabitants fear he is carrying a deadly plague.


On Barkon, home to a pre-industrial society, a villager, Garvin, is talking to his daughter Gia, when suddenly both see Data walk into the village, dazed. His clothes and hair appear singed, and when he opens his mouth to speak, only a machinelike humming is heard.


... Talur, the village's resident scientist, examines Data and pronounces him fit in all respects save his memory loss. (His heartbeat, in particular, is "very regular.") As far as his odd appearance is concerned, she grants that "my grandmother would have called our friend here a demon, or a spirit, or some sort of monster - but current scientific methodology allows us to dismiss such ridiculous superstitions and concentrate on scientific reality." What is he, then? An "iceman", or so she says - from a race that lives in the mountains under very harsh conditions. As Talur leaves, Gia enters and helps Garvin pick a name for Data: "Jayden."


DVD 28

2/19/94

47618.4 Masks (S7E17)

The Enterprise has come across a rogue comet that has been traveling for 87 million years to get to its current location. A sensor scan creates a temporary but giant sensor echo, and suddenly strange things start happening: Troi finds a pedestal in her quarters, Data is inspired to sculpt a mask with a similar design, and symbols start appearing on terminals all over the ship. As Geordi discovers that the symbols have leaked in via the sensors, Data somehow intuitively recognizes many of them, and suspects his systems have also been corrupted.

The Enterprise uses main phasers to melt the icy shell off the comet, and discover a city-like structure lurking within. It is of unknown composition, and is even older than the comet itself. Data theorizes that it is a type of cultural archive, and becomes concerned enough about his own systems to have Geordi run a diagnostic. As he leaves, Picard notes the frequent occurrence of two symbols all over the ship: a compass symbol possibly denoting movement, and a small sliver of unknown meaning.


DVD 29

02/26/94

47622.1 Eye of the Beholder

Everyone is stunned when Lt. Kwan, serving in the warp nacelle tube, kills himself by jumping into a plasma discharge. It doesn't seem like an action Kwan would do, and Picard wants an explanation he can give to Kwan's parents when he informs them of the tragedy. Worf and Troi get to work on investigating the suicide. The pair search his quarters and even his personal logs, but see no evidence of any sort of strain - in fact, if anything, he appears happy and looking forward to the next days.


DVD 30

03/19/94

47653.2 Genesis

... Days later, Picard and Data return to find the Enterprise adrift and without power. They manage to enter the shuttle bay and begin exploring. After hearing a number of animal-like noises and finding what appears to be a layer of skin someone shed, they reach Troi's quarters. Entering, they find Troi in the bathtub - completely submerged, and with gills as well as lungs. Data's scans suggest that her genetic codes are being rewritten on the spot, and that she has mutated - in effect, she is now amphibian rather than human.


DVD 31


Star Trek - The Next Generation:

04/25/92 221 45761.3 The Perfect Mate 

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Star Trek - The Next Generation

10/31/92 233 46235.7 Rascals (S6E7: 1x engl.)

A bizarre transporter mishap transform Picard and three other staff members into children just as Ferengis invade and disable the ship.


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Star Trek - The Next Generation

Behind the Scenes

Tribute to Gene Roddenberry


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