Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season 1 Episode 18

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Aired Unknown Feb 22, 1988 on CBS
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Stardate: 41463.9 The Enterprise has been asked by the Federation to check in on the progress made by scientists terraforming the planet Velara III, whose communications have been spotty. For some reason, the chief scientist is a bit on edge. Counselor Troi, using her ability, senses that the scientist is hiding something.moreless

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Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes

Jonathan Frakes

Cmdr. William T. Riker

Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

Lt. Cmdr. Data

Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden

Dr. Beverly Crusher

Marina Sirtis

Marina Sirtis

Counsellor/Lt. Cmdr. Deanna Troi

Denise Crosby

Denise Crosby

Tasha Yar

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Just before the lifeform replicates, Data suggests that it might be scanning them. Picard reacts with shock and asks "why, what would it hope to learn?" Picard's reaction is out of character and illogical given the situation. They had been scanning the lifeform the entire time it was on-board, it would only make sense that it also might be doing the same.

    • Since when is it the duty of the Chief Medical Officer to be in charge of First Contact procedure? Dr. Crusher is the main person to start dialog with the inorganic creatures, even though Picard is present. Picard does speak occasionally, but he does so in a rather aggressive tone of voice and only after the creatures take an offensive stance.

  • QUOTES (3)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Data tells the bridge crew, including Dr. Crusher, that humans are about 90% water. This is incorrect: humans are about 70% water. At least Data and Dr. Crusher should know the correct figure.

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