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"Descent, Part II"

 
Episode Number153 Lore orders Data to kill Picard
 Lore orders Data to kill Picard
Production Number153 
Season
Stardate47025.4  (Calendar Year 2370) 
Original Airdate9/20/1993 
 
Story 
TeleplayRené Echevarria 
DirectorAlexander Singer 
 
Synopsis
Lore is controlling Data to force him to assist him and the Borg in destroying the Federation. Captured by the Borg, Picard, Geordi and Troi seek a way to reactivate Data's ethical program. Meanwhile, the Enterprise, under the command of Dr. Crusher, is under attack by a Borg ship.
 
Starring
Patrick Stewart (Capt. Jean-Luc Picard)
Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr. William Riker)
LeVar Burton (Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge)
Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Worf)
Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher)
Marina Sirtis (Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi)
Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data)
 
Guest Cast
Brent Spiner (Lore)
Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh)
Alex Datcher (Ensign Taitt)
James Horan (Lt. Barnaby)
Brian Cousins (Crosis)
Benito Martinez (Transporter Tech Salazar)
Michael Reilly Burke (Goval)
 
Notes
Riker and Worf find Hugh, who is bitter and angry and blames the Enterprise for allowing Lore to control the Borg. (Hugh was rescued by the Enterprise in the epsiode "I, Borg".)
Dr. Crusher uses the metaphasic shield created by Dr. Reyga in the episode "Suspicions". In the same episode, James Horan (Barnaby) played Dr. Jo'Bril.
Lore stole Data's emotion chip in the 4th season episode "Brothers". Data will finally install the emotion chip in the motion picture Star Trek: Generations.
Since they can't rejoin the Borg Collective, the renegade Borg remain on the planet as individuals trying to work together, with Hugh as their leader.
 

 

"Liaisons"

 
Episode Number154 Picard introduces the Iyaarans to the senior staff
 Picard introduces the Iyaarans to the senior staff
Production Number154 
Season
Stardate 
Original Airdate9/27/1993 
 
StoryRoger Eschbacher & Jaq Greenspon 
TeleplayJeanne Carrigan Fauci & Lisa Rich 
DirectorCliff Bole 
 
Synopsis
The Enterprise hosts two Iyaaran ambassadors as part of a cultural exchange: one is assigned to Troi and the other seeks to provoke an undiplomatic Worf. Meanwhile, Picard crashes on a barren planet en route to Iyar and is rescued by a woman who falls desperately in love with him.
 
Guest Cast
Barbara Williams (Anna)
Eric Pierpoint (Ambassador Voval)
Paul Eiding (Ambassador Loquel)
Michael Harris (Ambassador Byleth)
Rickey D'Shon Collins (Eric)
 
Notes
Loquel was using Worf to study antagonism (with some amusing results). Byleth was using Troi to study pleasure (no, not that kind!). Voval was using Picard to study love.
Troi's favorite desert is Ktarian chocoloate puff, made of 17 varieties of chocolate.
 

 

"Interface"

 
Episode Number155 La Forge sees the image of his lost mother, Silva
 La Forge sees the image of his lost mother, Silva
Production Number155 
Season
Stardate47215.5 
Original Airdate9/27/1993 
 
Story 
TeleplayJoe Menosky 
DirectorRobert Wiemer 
 
Synopsis
Picard assigns Geordi to use the new capability of using his VISOR as a link between his brain and an experimental mechanical probe to rescue the science vessel U.S.S. Raman, which has become trapped inside the turbulent atmosphere of an unusual gaseous planet, Marijne VII. While Geordi prepares for his mission, Picard receives distressing news from Admiral Holt. The starship U.S.S. Hera, which is commanded by Geordi's mother, has disappeared without a trace and has essentially been given up for lost. Later, when the crew sends the probe to the Raman, Geordi is shocked to see his mother, Silva La Forge, standing in front of him.
 
Guest Cast
Madge Sinclair (Captain Silva La Forge)
Ben Vereen (Dr. Edward La Forge)
Warren Munson (Admiral Marcus Holt)
 
Notes
When Geordi is seen in place of the probe, he is seen without his VISOR or his white contact lenses.
Geordi has a sister, Ariana.
The U.S.S. Raman NCC-29487 is an Oberth-class science vessel. The crew of seven was accidentally killed by the subspace lifeforms.
The U.S.S. Hera NCC-62006 is a Nebula-class starship. It had a crew of 300+, mostly Vulcans. The memorial service for the Hera was to take place on Vulcan. Starfleet sent the U.S.S. Excelsior and U.S.S. Noble to search for the Hera, but they could find no trace of the ship.
Admiral Holt is stationed on space station Deep Space 3.
Madge Sinclair previously played the unnamed Captain of the U.S.S. Saratoga in Star Trek IV.
 

 

"Gambit, Part I"

 
Episode Number156 Riker is captured by the mercenaries
 Riker is captured by the mercenaries
Production Number156 
Season
Stardate47135.2 
Original Airdate10/11/1993 
 
StoryChristopher Hatton & Naren Shankar 
TeleplayNaren Shankar 
DirectorPeter Lauritson 
 
Synopsis
While investigating the apparent death of Captain Picard, Riker is kidnapped and taken to a mercenary ship that's been looting Romulan archaeological sites, only to discover Picard among the crew.
 
Guest Cast
Richard Lynch (Arctus Baran)
Robin Curtis (Tallera)
Caitlin Brown (Vekor)
Cameron Thor (Narik)
Alan Altshuld (Yranac)
Bruce Gray (Admiral Chekote)
Sabrina Le Beauf (Ensign Giusti)
Stephen Lee (Bartender)
Derek Webster (Lt. Sanders)
 
Notes
Robin Curtis also played Lt. Saavik in Star Trek III and Star Trek IV.
Bruce Gray also appeared as Admiral Chekote in the DS9 episode "The Circle".
Sabrina Le Beauf, playing Data's relief at Ops, is known for playing the eldest Huxtable daughter, Sondra, on the NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show."
 

 

"Gambit, Part II"

 
Episode Number157 Tallera attempts to use the weapon on the crew
 Tallera attempts to use the weapon on the crew
Production Number157 
Season
Stardate47160.1 
Original Airdate10/18/1993 
 
StoryNaren Shankar 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorAlexander Singer 
 
Synopsis
Picard and Riker, having ingratiated themselves with the mercenaries, seek to drive them to mutiny to learn the true nature of the mysterious Vulcan artifacts they seek.
 
Guest Cast
Richard Lynch (Baran)
Robin Curtis (Tallera)
Caitlin Brown (Vekor)
Cameron Thor (Narik)
James Worthy (Koral)
Sabrina Le Beauf (Ensign Giusti)
Martin Goslins (Minister Satok)
 
Notes
Picard is using the alias "Galen", after his archaeolgy professor Richard Galen ("The Chase").
Picard states that Vulcan is one of the Federations founding members.
Tallera is actually a Vulcan. She claims to be T'Paal, a member of the V'Shan, the Vulcan Security agency. She is actually a member of a group of Vulcan isolationists who want the psionic resonator, a weapon that magnifies violent thoughts. After the Vulcans embraced logic, the weapon was useless.
The tall Klingon Koral is played by James Worthy, a professional basketball player for the L.A. Lakers.
This two-parter should have been consolidated into one bad episode instead of two.
 

 

"Phantasms"

 
Episode Number158 ''Hold very still…''
 ''Hold very still…''
Production Number158 
Season
Stardate47225.7 
Original Airdate10/25/1993 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorPatrick Stewart 
 
Synopsis
As the crew works to repair a newly installed warp core, Data's dream program begins to produce strange nightmares that dangerously affect his behavior.
 
Guest Cast
Gina Ravarra (Ensign Tyler)
Bernard Kates (Dr. Sigmund Freud)
Clyde Kusatsu (Admiral Nakamura)
David L. Crowley (Workman)
Joyce Robinson (Ensign Gates)
 
Notes
Data began dreaming in the episode "Birthright, Part I". He states that he has had 111 dreams to date.
In Data's dreams, Worf eats a piece of Deanna Troi Cake, which is a Cellular Peptide cake (with mint frosting). Dr. Crusher also appears drinking from a straw sticking out of Commander Riker's head.
Data stabbed Troi with the coil brace to kill the "mouth" on her shoulder.
Admiral Nakamura has invited Picard to the annual Admiral's Banquet on Starbase 219. He has managed to avoid it for the past six years.
The crew installed a new warp core obtained from Starbase 84 along with a new plasma conduit, which was infested with interphasic parasites, who attached to the crew to drain their cellular peptides.
Data is excited to begin weekly counseling sessions with Troi.
 

 

"Dark Page"

 
Episode Number159 Deanna watches Lwaxana relive her tragedy
 Deanna watches Lwaxana relive her tragedy
Production Number159 
Season
Stardate47254.1 
Original Airdate11/1/1993 
 
Story 
TeleplayHilary J. Bader 
DirectorLes Landau 
 
Synopsis
Lwaxana Troi suffers a breakdown and lapses into a coma while the Enterprise hosts a delegation of telepathic aliens, the Cairn. Deanna enters her mind telepathically with the aid of Maques, one of the aliens.
 
Guest Cast
Majel Barrett (Lwaxana Troi)
Norman Large (Maques)
Kirsten Dunst (Hedril)
Amick Byram (Lt. Ian Andrew Troi)
Andreana Weiner (Kestra Troi)
 
Notes
The Cairn are a telepathic race which communicates through images. Vocal speech is new to the Cairn. Lwaxana learned their form of telepathy and is teaching them vocal communication so that they can meet with the Federation Council regarding entry into the UFP.
We learn that Deanna had a sister, Kestra, who drowned at the age of 6. Deanna was just a few months old.
This episode continues this season's theme of family. In this episode we see not only Lwaxana Troi, but we finally see her father as well as her sister.
Kirsten Dunst later starred in Interview with the Vampire.
 

 

"Attached"

 
Episode Number160 Crusher and Picard make a run for the border
 Crusher and Picard make a run for the border
Production Number160 
Season
Stardate47304.2 
Original Airdate11/8/1993 
 
Story 
TeleplayNicholas Sagan 
DirectorJonathan Frakes 
 
Synopsis
Picard and Beverly prepare to look into a diplomatic request from the Kes, one of the planet Kesprytt's two societies, who wants entrance into the Federation. They end up in a Prytt prison cell, where they realize they both have strange electronic devices implanted in their necks. They escape and make their way to the Kes border and realize that the implants in their necks allow them to read each other's thoughts -- whether they want to or not.
 
Guest Cast
Robin Gammell (Ambassador Mauric)
Lenore Kasdorf (Security Minister Lorin)
J.C. Stevens (Kes Aide)
 
Notes
Picard and Crusher finally realize their feelings for each other. After all these years, they decide to remain friends.
The implant devices are designed to extract information from their minds.
Picard notes that every member of the Federation was admitted as a unified world. Kesprytt III, 75% of which is controlled by the Kes, would be the first planet to not meet this criterion.
The Kes have not had formal contact with the Prytt in over a century.
According to Dr. Crusher, the United Earth government was established in 2150.
 

 

"Force of Nature"

 
Episode Number161 La Forge expresses his condolences to Rabal
 La Forge expresses his condolences to Rabal
Production Number161 
Season
Stardate47310.2 
Original Airdate11/15/1993 
 
Story 
TeleplayNaren Shankar 
DirectorRobert Lederman 
 
Synopsis
While conducting a search for the missing medical transport U.S.S. Fleming NCC-20316 in the Hekaras Corridor, the Enterprise encounters an alien brother and sister who insist that warp-drive engines are destroying their region of space.
 
Guest Cast
Michael Corbett (Dr. Rabal)
Margaret Reed (Dr. Serova)
Lee Arenberg (Daimon Prak)
Joyce Robinson (Ensign Gates)
 
Notes
The Hekaras Corridor is a safe route through an area of space filled with tetryon particles, which pose a navigational hazard to warp vessels.
To prove her threory (and martyr herself), Serova breaches her ship's warp core and the explosion creates a subspace rift, which makes it impossible to create a warp field.
La Forge takes the warp core off-line to adjust the power conversion levels. The chief engineer of the U.S.S. Intrepid, Donald Kaplan, is competing with La Forge to increase power conversion efficiency. The Intrepid can be assumed to be the newly launched prototype (NCC-74600) of the Intrepid-class U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656.
The Federation Council imposes a speed limit of warp factor 5 during this episode, except in extreme emergencies.
This episode was meant to be an environmental statement, but ended up being a little bit silly with the restrictions and ramifactions, which will be forgotten within a few episodes.
Later starship designs, such as the the Intrepid-class U.S.S. Voyager and the Sovereign-class U.S.S. Enterprise-E, utilize new warp designs that do not damage subspace.
Spot is now a female cat.
 

 

"Inheritance"

 
Episode Number162 Data says goodbye to his mother, Juliana Tainer
 Data says goodbye to his mother, Juliana Tainer
Production Number162 
Season
Stardate47410.2 
Original Airdate11/22/1993 
 
StoryDan Koeppel 
TeleplayDan Koeppel and René Echevarria 
DirectorRobert Scheerer 
 
Synopsis
The Enterprise travels to the planet Atrea IV in order to avert an impending natural disaster. Husband-and-wife scientists Pran and Juliana Tainer explain that Atrea's molten core is solidifying, a condition that will eventually render their planet uninhabitable. After the meeting, Juliana approaches Data with some surprising news -- she was once married to Dr. Soong and is, in effect, his mother.
 
Guest Cast
Fionnula Flanagan (Dr. Juliana Tainer)
William Lithgow (Dr. Pran Tainer)
Brent Spiner (Dr. Noonien Soong)
 
Notes
Juliana wrote Data's modesty subroutine to prevent him from running around naked. She also insisted on Soong installing creative subroutines to replace the missing emotions. She was also excited when Data was to meet with Deanna Troi; they were uncertain if his sexual subroutines would work. (Data is obviously meeting her for his weekly therapy session).
Juliana tells Data that Soong created three androids before Lore, but they failed. (B-4 from Star Trek: Nemesis could be one of these.) She was afraid that Data would turn out like Lore and made Soong leave him behind when they fled Omicron Theta, a decision which she regretted all her life.
Juliana is revealed to be an android. She was created by Dr. Soong after his wife, the human Juliana, was mortally wounded in the Crystalline Entity attack on Omicron Theta.
Brent Spiner also appears as the holographic Dr. Noonien Soong.
Fionnula Flanagan also played Enina Tandro in the DS9 episode "Dax".
 

 

"Parallels"

 
Episode Number163 Deanna helps her husband Worf relax
 Deanna helps her husband Worf relax
Production Number163 
Season
Stardate47410.2 
Original Airdate11/29/1993 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorRobert Wiemer 
 
Synopsis
Worf finds he is the only one who notices reality changing -- and his sanity ebbing -- after he returns from a Klingon Bat’leth competition.
 
Guest Cast
Wil Wheaton (Lt. Wesley Crusher)
Patti Yasutake (Nurse Alyssa Ogawa)
Mark Bramhall (Gul Nador)
 
Notes
Alexander is said to be visiting Worf's parents on Earth.
The Enterprise returns to the Argus Array, first seen in the episode "The Nth Degree". In one reality, the Cardassians reprogrammed it to spy on Deep Space 5, Starbase 47, Iadara Colony, and Utopia Planitia.
During the various realities Worf and Troi are married; Wesley Crusher appears as a Lieutenant on the Enterprise; Alyssa Ogawa appears as Doctor Ogawa; Geordi dies in a Bajoran attack. The shifts are triggered by Geordi's VISOR.
At the end of the episode, Worf invites Troi to stay for dinner and they celebrate his birthday with champagne. This marks the beginning of their short "relationship."
 

 

"The Pegasus"

 
Episode Number164 The U.S.S. Pegasus NCC-53847
 The U.S.S. Pegasus NCC-53847
Production Number164 
Season
Stardate47457.1 
Original Airdate1/10/1993 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorLeVar Burton 
 
Synopsis
Riker's loyalties are divided when his former commanding officer risks the Enterprise on a dangerous secret mission to salvage an illegal Federation cloaking device from his former ship, the U.S.S. Pegasus, before the Romulans find the ship.
 
Guest Cast
Terry O'Quinn (Admiral Erik Pressman)
Nancy Vawter (Admiral Margaret Blackwell)
Michael Mack (Commander Sirol)
Joyce Robinson (Ensign Gates)
 
Notes
The U.S.S. Pegasus NCC-53847 (an Oberth-class starship) had an illegal prototype interphasing cloaking device, which caused the accident which lead to the Pegasus being trapped inside Asteroid Gamma-601 in the Devolin System. The crew mutinied against Captain Pressman and he and his supporters (including then Ensign Riker) were forced to abandon ship.
The Treaty of Algeron, signed in 2311, ended hostilities between the Federation and Romulans, re-defined the Romulan Neutral Zone, and prohibited the Federation from developing cloaking technology.
This episode will be featured in the story line of the Enterprise season finale, "These Are The Voyages...".
Terry O'Quinn previously played The Stepfather in The Stepfather horror movies and more recently played Darius Michaud in The X-Files: Fight the Future, and would later go on to play John Locke in "Lost".
 

 

"Homeward"

 
Episode Number165 Worf leaves his brother Nikolai on Vacca IV
 Worf leaves his brother Nikolai on Vacca IV
Production Number165 
Season
Stardate47423.9 
Original Airdate1/17/1993 
 
StorySpike Steingasser 
TeleplayNaren Shankar 
DirectorAlexander Singer 
 
Synopsis
The Enterprise responds to a distress call from Nikolai Rozhenko, Worf's foster brother, who is stationed as a cultural observer on Boraal Two, a planet whose atmosphere is rapidly self-destructing due to severe plasmonic reactions. Nikolai proposes a plan to save at least some of the Boraalans. Picard refuses on the grounds that any effort to help would violate the Prime Directive. Nikolai illegally beams them into the Holodeck, forcing Picard to locate them to another planet without their knowledge.
 
Guest Cast
Paul Sorvino (Dr. Nikolai Rozhenko)
Penny Johnson (Dobara)
Brian Markinson (Vorin)
Edward Penn (Kateras)
Susan Christy (Tarrana)
Joyce Robinson (Ensign Gates)
 
Notes
The Enterprise relocates the Boraalans from Boraal II to Vacca IV.
Dobara is pregnant with Nikolai's child.
After accidentally leaving the holodeck and faced with returning to his people after what he has seen, Vorin kills himself.
Penny Johnson went on to play Kassidy Yates on Deep Space Nine.
 

 

"Sub Rosa"

 
Episode Number166 Beverly confronts Ronin in the cemetary
 Beverly confronts Ronin in the cemetary
Production Number166 
Season
Stardatec. 47500 
Original Airdate1/31/1994 
 
StoryJeri Taylor & Jeanna F. Gallo 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorJonathan Frakes 
 
Synopsis
Beverly and the Enterprise travel to Caldos IV to attend the funeral of her grandmother, Felisa Howard. While spending the night in Felisa's house, Beverly hears a man's voice. He identifies himself as Ronin, a ghost that has loved the women in Beverly's family for eight hundred years. When Beverly falls under Ronin's spell, she abruptly resigns her post on the Enterprise to remain on Caldos.
 
Guest Cast
Duncan Regehr (Ronin)
Shay Duffin (Ned Quint)
Michael Keenan (Governor Maturin)
Ellen Albertini Dow (Felisa Howard)
 
Notes
Sub rosa is Latin for "in secret."
The Caldos Colony was one of the Federation's first terraforming projects, created nearly a century ago. The cornerstone of every building was brought from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen in Scotland.
Beverly discovers Ronin is not a ghost, but an anaphasic lifeform that has been using the women in her family to stay alive.
After Quint is killed by Ronin, Beverly has his body sent to the ship for Dr. Selar to examine.
Duncan Regehr also plays Bajoran First Minister Shakaar Edon on Deep Space Nine.
Michael Keenan also played Hrothgar in the Voyager episode "Heroes and Demons" and Patrick in the DS9 episode "Statistical Probabilities".
 

 

"Lower Decks"

 
Episode Number167 The junior officers play a game of poker
 The junior officers play a game of poker
Production Number167 
Season
Stardate47566.7 
Original Airdate2/8/1994 
 
StoryRonald Wilkerson & Jean Louise Matthias 
TeleplayRené Echevarria 
DirectorGabrielle Beaumont 
 
Synopsis
Four junior officers find themselves tested beyond their expectations when a top-secret mission takes the place of their promotion evaluation.
 
Guest Cast
Dan Gauthier (Ensign Sam Lavelle)
Shannon Fill (Ensign Sito Jaxa)
Alexander Enberg (Ensign Taurik)
Bruce Beatty (Ben)
Patti Yasutake (Nurse Alyssa Ogawa)
Don Reilly (Joret Dal)
Joyce Robinson (Ensign Gates)
 
Notes
This episode's story is written from the junior officer's point of view.
Ben has apparently taken over for Guinan in Ten Forward.
Cardassian Joret Dal is a Federation operative. The mission is to have Joret pretend to "hijack" a shuttlecraft and have Sito, a Bajoran, pose as his prisoner to get past the border. Later, they find the remains of an escape pod and Sito is declared lost in the line of duty. (Jeri Taylor mentioned that Sito may show up later on DS9, but it never worked out.)
Nurse Ogawa is promoted from Ensign to Lieutenant (junior grade), as is Lavelle.
Ogawa had been seeing Andrew Powell and announced to Beverly that they are getting married.
Ensign Sito was a member of Nova Squadron with Wesley Crusher (see "The First Duty") and was posted to the Enterprise because Picard wanted her to have a fair chance.
Alexander Enberg is Trek writer/producer Jeri Taylor's son. Alexander later played recurring Vulcan character Ensign Vorik on Voyager, who first appeared in the episode "Fair Trade".
 

 

"Thine Own Self"

 
Episode Number168 ''Jayden'' cures Gia of radiation sickness
 ''Jayden'' cures Gia of radiation sickness
Production Number168 
Season
Stardate47611.2 
Original Airdate2/15/1994 
 
StoryChristopher Hatton 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorWinrich Kolbe 
 
Synopsis
While retrieving radioactive metal fragments from a Federation probe crashed on Barkon IV, a power surge erases Data's memory. He wanders into a village carrying the container full of the radioactive metal and is soon befriended by Garvin and Gia. When the village is accidentally exposed to the radiation, Data works to find a cure. Meanwhile, Troi takes the bridge officer's exam.
 
Guest Cast
Ronnie Claire Edwards (Talura)
Michael Rothhaar (Garvin)
Kimberly Cullum (Gia)
Michael G. Hagerty (Skoran)
Andy Kossin (Apprentice)
Richard Ortega-Miro (Ensign Rainer)
Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)
 
Notes
Gia names Data "Jayden." It's very odd that Data can understand and speak English, can analyze and reason, build primitive microscopes and x-rays, but does not know what "radioactive" means.
Deanna returns from her class reunion and decides to go for a promotion to keep up with her classmates.
Dr. Crusher commands the bridge on night shift while Data is away. She enjoys volunteering from time to time to keep up on operations and tactical procedures.
Deanna was in command of the bridge during the quantum filament disaster in "Disaster".
Deanna does well on all the tests (Diplomatic Law, First Contact, Bridge Operations) except the Engineering Qualification, which she had to re-take 4 times. (She had to send a crewman - Geordi - to his death in order to save the ship. "A bridge officer's first duty is to the ship.") Deanna passes, allowing her bridge command duty. She is also promoted to Commander.
Will refers to Deanna as his "imzadi", which we haven't heard since the 4th season in "The Loss".
Patrick Stewart only appears briefly at the end with one line. He was away performing in "A Christmas Carol."
Ronnie Claire Edwards also played Corabeth Godsey on "The Waltons."
 

 

"Masks"

 
Episode Number169 The sun god Masaka takes over Data
 The sun god Masaka takes over Data
Production Number169 
Season
Stardate47615.2 
Original Airdate2/21/1994 
 
Story 
TeleplayJoe Menosky 
DirectorRobert Wiemer 
 
Synopsis
Soon after a sensor scan of an eighty-seven million-year-old comet commences, alien artifacts begin appearing around the Enterprise. Data is possessed by an ancient sun spirit named Masaka and the Enterprise is being transformed into her temple.
 
Guest Cast
Rickey D'Shon Collins (Eric)
 
Notes
 

 

"Eye of the Beholder"

 
Episode Number170 Worf stops Deanna from jumping
 Worf stops Deanna from jumping
Production Number170 
Season
Stardate47623.2 
Original Airdate2/28/1994 
 
StoryRené Echevarria 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorCliff Bole 
 
Synopsis
The crew is stunned by the suicide of Lieutenant Kwan, who jumps into the plasma stream by his work station in Nacelle Control. Picard assigns Troi and Worf to investigate. Troi experiences an empathic flashback involving the crew members at the time the Enterprise was built at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards.
 
Guest Cast
Tim Lounibos (Lt. [j.g.] Daniel L. Kwan)
Mark Rolston (Lt. [j.g.] Walter J. Pierce)
Nancy Harewood (Lt. [j.g.] Nara)
Johanna McCloy (Ensign Maddy Calloway)
Nora Leonhardt (Ensign Marla E. Finn)
Dugan Savoye (Lt. William Hodges)
 
Notes
In Troi's empathic flashback, she and Worf become lovers. When Troi finds Worf and Calloway kissing, she kills Worf with a phaser and then runs to Nacelle Control to throw herself into the plasma stream.
We get to see the inside of a warp nacelle tube in this episode.
Starfleet gives the Enterprise permission to break the warp 5 speed limit in this episode. (See the episode "Force of Nature".)
Mark Rolston also played Private Drake in the movie Aliens.
Utopia Planitia on Mars is Starfleet's starship development facility.
 

 

"Genesis"

 
Episode Number171 Crusher gives Barclay his test results
 Crusher gives Barclay his test results
Production Number171 
Season
Stardate47653.2 
Original Airdate4/3/1994 
 
Story 
TeleplayBrannon Braga 
DirectorGates McFadden 
 
Synopsis
A virus-like T-cell disease causes the crew to exhibit strange behavioral changes, eventually regressing into primitive creatures.
 
Guest Cast
Dwight Schultz (Lt. Reg Barclay)
Patti Yasutake (Lt. Alyssa Ogawa)
Carlos Ferro (Ensign Dern)
 
Notes
Data's cat Spot is pregnant. (The cat was previously male.) Alyssa tells Dr. Crusher and Data that her and Andrew Powell are also having a baby, after announcing that they were getting married in episode 167 "Lower Decks".
This is the first episode where we see Deanna on bridge duty since her promotion to Commander in the episode "Thine Own Self".
Dr. Crusher is incapacitated by Worf fairly early on to give Gates McFadden less on-screen time for directing.
Dr. Crusher gives Barclay a synthetic T-Cell to activate an intron (dormant gene) to fight his flu, but it mutates into an intron virus and infects the entire crew. Dr. Crusher names the disease "Barclay's Protomorphosys Syndrome."
Data uses Alyssa's amniotic fluid to create an retro-virus antidote.
Continuing their romance, Worf and Deanna have a lunch date in Ten Forward.
Worf regresses into a Klingon animal, who sees Deanna as his mate. Deanna regresses into an amphibian. Barclay regresses into an arachnid. Riker regresses into a proto-human australopithecine. Picard begins de-evolving into a monkey (lemur or pigmy marmoset).
Barclay was introduced in Season 3's "Hollow Pursuits".
Dr. Crusher mentions Vulcan Dr. Selar.
 

 

"Journey's End"

 
Episode Number172 Wesley says goodbye to Beverly and Picard
 Wesley says goodbye to Beverly and Picard
Production Number172 
Season
Stardate47751.2 
Original Airdate4/10/1994 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore 
DirectorCorey Allen 
 
Synopsis
Admiral Nechayev informs Picard that a settlement between the Cardassians and the Federation has created new borders between the two powers, placing some Federation colonies in what is now Cardassian territory. Picard is given the assignment of evacuating one of those planets, a twenty-year-old enclave of North American Indians located on Dorvan V. He reminds her that the American Indians were once unjustly forced off their land centuries before, but Nechayev stands firm, ordering Picard to remove the settlers "by any means necessary". Wesley Crusher, on a break from Starfleet Academy, becomes deeply involved in the dispute and resigns from Starfleet.
 
Guest Cast
Wil Wheaton (Cadet 3C Wesley Crusher)
Eric Menyuk (The Traveler)
Ned Romero (Lakanta)
Tom Jackson (Anthwara)
Richard Poe (Gul Evek)
George Aguilar (Wasaka)
Natalija Nogulich (Vice Admiral Alynna Nechayev)
Doug Wert (Jack R. Crusher)
 
Notes
Wesley resigns his commission in Starfleet Academy and then joins the Traveler in a "new plane of existance."
Dorvan V was given to the Cardassians as a result of the Federation-Cardassian Treaty of 2370, which is a result of the negotiations that took place after the Federation-Cardassian Armistice of 2367. (See "Chain of Command, Part II".)
The colony decides to give up Federation citizenship and to live under Cardassian jurisdiction.
This was originally going to be a "Wesley Crusher joins the Maquis" episode, but the producers decided on the Traveler theme instead, and gave the Maquis theme to Ro Laren in "Preemptive Strike".
Dorvan V is implied to be the homeworld of Voyager's Commander Chakotay.
The Traveler was introduced in the episode "Where No One Has Gone Before".
 

 

"Firstborn"

 
Episode Number173 Worf discovers K'mtar's identity
 Worf discovers K'mtar's identity
Production Number173 
Season
Stardate47779.4 
Original Airdate5/8/1994 
 
StoryMark Kalbfeld 
TeleplayRené Echevarria 
DirectorJonathan West 
 
Synopsis
Worf is excited that his son Alexander has reached the age for the First Rite of Ascension, a ceremony in which a young Klingon declares his intention to become a warrior. However, he is shocked and disappointed to learn that Alexander has no intention of becoming a warrior. At the festival of Kot'baval, they are attacked by three Klingon assailants. A strange Klingon appears and after a brief struggle, the remaining assailants flee. The stranger calls himself K'mtar, a close friend of Worf's family who has been sent to protect them. Markings on a dagger left at the scene indicate that the would-be assassins were sent by the sisters of Duras.
 
Guest Cast
Brian Bonsall (Alexander Rozhenko)
James Sloyan (K'mtar)
Gwynyth Walsh (B'Etor)
Barbara March (Lursa)
Armin Shimerman (Quark)
Joel Swetow (Gorta)
Colin Mitchell (Yog)
 
Notes
This episode (and the DS9 episode "Past Prologue") set up Lursa and B'Etor's appearance in Star Trek: Generations.
Deep Space Nine's Quark makes a guest appearance via the viewscreen.
K'mtar reveals that he is Alexander, and has come from the future. K'mtar explains that he grew up to be a diplomat instead of a warrior, and Worf was murdered 40 years later. He decided to transport back in time and either change Alexander's ways or kill him.
This is the last time we see Alexander until the DS9 6th season episode "Sons and Daughters", where he appears as a teenager. Worf apparently sends Alexander back to Earth to live with his grandparents sometime between this episode and Star Trek: Generations.
 

 

"Bloodlines"

 
Episode Number174 Picard discovers that Jason is his son
 Picard discovers that Jason is his son
Production Number174 
Season
Stardate47829.1 
Original Airdate5/15/1994 
 
Story 
TeleplayNicholas Sagan 
DirectorLes Landau 
 
Synopsis
Picard receives a disturbing message from renegade Ferengi Daimon Bok, whose son Picard killed in battle years before. Bok says he plans to avenge that death by killing Picard's son, Jason Vigo. Picard is unaware he had a son, but did have a relationship with Vigo's mother twenty-four years earlier. Since Jason is in danger regardless of his parentage, Picard sets course for Camor V, where the young man lives, locates and beams the surprised young man aboard. He is even more surprised when Picard fills him in on the situation, and agrees to take a genetic test, which soon reveals that Picard is Jason's father.
 
Guest Cast
Lee Arenberg (DaiMon Bok)
Ken Olandt (Jason Vigo)
Peter Slutsker (DaiMon Birta)
Amy Pietz (Sandra Rhodes)
Michelan Sisti (Tol)
 
Notes
Bok appeared in the first season episode "The Battle", but was played by Frank Corsentino.
Bok resequenced Jason's DNA to make it appear that Picard was his father.
 

 

"Emergence"

 
Episode Number175 The crew boards the Orient Express
 The crew boards the Orient Express
Production Number175 
Season
Stardate47869.2 
Original Airdate5/22/1994 
 
StoryBrannon Braga 
TeleplayJoe Menosky 
DirectorCliff Bole 
 
Synopsis
Mysterious malfunctions in the Enterprise computer systems lead the crew to the holodeck, where passengers on the Orient Express hold the only clues. Meanwhile, strange devices are appearing on board that seem to be part of an emerging life form.
 
Guest Cast
David Huddleston (The Conductor)
Vinny Argiro (The Hitman)
Thomas Kopache (The Engineer)
Arlee Reed (Hayseed)
 
Notes
The train is headed for Vertiform City. The emerging lifeform needs vertion particles to replicate itself. When the new lifeform finally forms, it disappears into space, bringing the Enterprise back to normal.
In the opening sequence, Picard helps Data rehearse Shakespeare's "The Tempest" on the holodeck.
 

 

"Preemptive Strike"

 
Episode Number176 Ro Laren returns to the Enterprise
 Ro Laren returns to the Enterprise
Production Number176 
Season
Stardate47941.7 
Original Airdate5/29/1994 
 
StoryNaren Shankar 
TeleplayRené Echevarria 
DirectorPatrick Stewart 
 
Synopsis
Ro Laren's "homecoming" is interrupted when Federation ships from the renegade group the Maquis attack a Cardassian vessel near the Demilitarized Zone. The Cardassians, led by Gul Evek, are angered by the growing threat posed by the Maquis, and promises Cardassia will take matters into its own hands if the Federation does not force the Maquis to uphold the peace treaty. Admiral Nechayev decides to send Ro Laren into the Maquis community as an undercover operative. Ro is uncomfortable with the assignment since, as a Bajoran, she has spent most of her life fighting the Cardassians, but accepts the mission out of loyalty to Picard.
 
Guest Cast
Michelle Forbes (Lieutenant Ro Laren)
John Franklin-Robbins (Macias)
Natalija Nogulich (Vice Admiral Alynna Nechayev)
Richard Poe (Gul Evek)
William Thomas, Jr. (Santos)
Shannon Cochran (Kalita)
Joyce Robinson (Ensign Gates)
 
Notes
Ro Laren spent the past year at Starfleet Security advanced tactical training, and was promoted to full Lieutenant (skipping Lt. junior grade). Picard recommended her for the program.
Michelle Forbes had turned down the transfer to DS9 and then left TNG to pursue a movie career. However, she liked this story and agreed to do it.
The Lieutenant Commander at Starfleet Security Ro speaks of, who resigned to join the Maquis, is assumed to be Chakotay from Star Trek: Voyager. Voyager was to premiere in January 1995 and the producers wanted a new Maquis story to help with the premiere.
The Maquis were introduced in the Deep Space Nine episode "The Maquis, Part I".
Shannon Cochran as Kalita will also later appear in the DS9 episode "Defiant" as part of Tom Riker's Maquis crew. She also played General Martok's wife Sirella in the DS9 episode "You Are Cordially Invited".
 

 

"All Good Things..."

 
Episode Number177 & 178 Q passes judgement on humanity
 Q passes judgement on humanity
Production Number177 & 278 
Season
Stardate47998.1 
Original Airdate6/5/1994 
 
Story 
TeleplayRonald D. Moore & Brannon Braga 
DirectorWinrich Kolbe 
 
Synopsis
A bewildered Captain Picard finds himself moving back and forth through time. One minute he's aboard the Enterprise, the next, he's twenty-five years in the future, working on his vineyard in France. Then suddenly he finds himself seven years in the past, being escorted aboard the Enterprise for the first time by Lt. Tasha Yar. While his crew suspects Picard of suffering from a debilitating mental disease, Picard struggles to convince them to investigate a temporal anomaly in the Neutral Zone that he believes to be related to his problem. Picard soon discovers that Q is responsible for his erratic time travels. Caught in a paradox that Q has devised, Picard realizes he must risk his life and the lives of his crew to save humanity.
 
Guest Cast
John De Lancie ("Q")
Denise Crosby (Lt. Tasha Yar)
Colm Meaney (Chief Miles O'Brien)
Andreas Katsulas (Commander Tomalok)
Clyde Kusatsu (Admiral Nakamura)
Patti Yasutake (Lt. Alyssa Ogawa)
Pamela Kosh (Jessel)
Tim Kelleher (Lieutenant Gaines)
Alison Brooks (Ensign Nell Chilton)
Stephen Matthew (Ensign Garvin)
Joyce Robinson (Ensign Gates)
Majel Barrett (Computer Voice)
 
Notes
Two-hour Series Finale. Separated into "All Good Things..., Part I" and "All Good Things..., Part II" for rerun.
Picard took command of the Enterprise on stardate 41148. Encounter at Farpoint takes place on 41153.7.
Lt. Tasha Yar and Chief O'Brien appear in Picard's past, which takes place just before the Farpoint mission. Deanna is also wearing the mini-skirt with boots "Cosmic Cheerleader" outfit. O'Brien is incorrectly wearing Ensign rank and Data is incorrectly wearing Lieutenant Junior Grade rank (unless he was promoted from Lieutenant J.G. to Lieutenant to Lt. Commander between the time he boarded the Enterprise until the pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint").
Only Data appears in all three time periods, not counting Picard or Q, of course.
In Picard's future, the Klingons have conquered the Romulans and closed their borders to the Federation. Picard is diagnosed with the mental disease Irumodic Syndrome, Captain Beverly Picard is the commanding officer of the medical ship U.S.S. Pasteur, Data is the Dean of Cambridge University, Worf is the governor of the Klingon colony H'Atoria, Deanna is dead, and Admiral Riker is a bitter old commander on Starbase 247.
The present-day Data states that there are 3 tachyon pulses converging at a single point with the same signature as if all 3 originated from the Enterprise. However, the future-pulse originated from the Pasteur not the Enterprise. The 3 tachyon pulses caused the temporal anomaly (an eruption of "anti-time") in the Devron System.
 

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