Stardate 42976.1: While exploring a new planet with Geordi, Riker is stung by an alien thorn whose poison creeps up his spine toward his brain. Pulaski brings him back to the ship and tries to trigger emotional responses to destroy the poison by forcing the first officer to remember his past adventures.
teleplay by Maurice Hurley, Richard Manning & Hans Beimler
story by Maurice Hurley
directed by Rob Bowman
music by Ron Jones
Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien)
LogBook entry by Earl Green