Datalore

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41242.2: Data visits his home planet and discovers that his creator also constructed – and, for some unknown reason, disassembled – a “twin brother” of the android: Lore. The crew welcomes Lore with open arms, but they soon discover that the greed Data lacks as a human emotion is indeed possessed by Lore.

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story by Robert Lewin and Maurice Hurley
directed by Rob Bowman
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Brent Spiner (Lore), Biff Yeager (Chief Engineer Argyle)

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Angel One

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41636.9: The Enterprise arrives at Angel One, a planet which ceded from the Federation which is now controlled by a council composed entirely of women. Troi must act as an ambassador while the crew searches for shipwreck survivors who are determined to remain on Angel One – despite the wishes of some of the planet’s leaders, but with the approval of others.

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directed by Michael Rhodes
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Guest Cast: Karen Montgomery (Beata), Sam Hennings (Ramsey), Patricia McPherson (Ariel), Leonard John Crofoot (Trent)

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11001001

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41365.9: The Enterprise, while docked at a Starbase for minor refits, is hijacked by the Bynars, whose home star has gone nova, rendering their computerized planet inoperative. They have stored the contents of their race memory in the ship’s computer in the hopes that Riker and Picard – being stalled in the holodeck by the beautiful woman of Riker’s dreams – can reactivate their home.

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directed by Paul Lynch
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Carolyn McCormick (Minuet), Gene Dynarski (Commander Quinteros), Katy Boyer (Zero One), Alexandra Johnson (One Zero), Iva Lane (Zero Zero), Kelli Ann McNally (One One), Jack Sheldon (Piano Player), Abdul Salaam El Razzac (Bass Player), Ron Brown (Drummer)

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Too Short A Season

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41309.5: Admiral Mark Jameson, requested by Governor Karnas of the “beseiged” planet Mordan IV, is being transported to a planet he started a war on forty years ago. Picard finds that the elderly Admiral has overdosed on an illicit alien youth drug, anticipating that he will need to be youthful and vigorous to combat terrorists. But he doesn’t expect the side effects of the substances, which only appear once Jameson has already gotten Picard and his away team into deep trouble.

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story by Michael Michaelian
directed by Rob Bowman
music by George Romanis

Guest Cast: Clayton Rohner (Admiral Jameson), Marsha Hunt (Anne Jameson), Michael Pataki (Karnas)

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When The Bough Breaks

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41509.1: Wesley and the most intelligent children of the Enterprise are kidnapped by the powerful Aldeans, aliens of lore who have the power to cloak their planet from view but do not realize that the energy powering their miraculous world is responsible for the sterility of their race. At the insistence of Dr. Crusher and other parents of the other kidnapped children, Picard tries to negotiate with the Aldeans, which only angers them.

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directed by Kim Manners
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Guest Cast: Jerry Hardin (Radue), Brenda Strong (Rashella), Jandi Swanson (Duana), Paul Lambert (Rellien), Ivy Bethune (Katie), Dierk Torsek (Dr. Bernard), Michele Marsh (Leda), Dan Mason (Accolan), Philip N. Waller (Harry Bernard), Connie Danese (Toya), Jessica Bova (Alexandra), Vanessa Bova (Alexandra)

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Home Soil

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41463.9: The Enterprise arrives to check up on a terraforming station, where the researchers and the visiting Away Team are unaware that the unseen killer in their midst is an intelligence whose existence is threatened by the changes to be effected on the planet.

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story by Karl Guers, Ralph Sanchez and Robert Sabaroff
directed by Corey Allen
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Guest Cast: Walter Gotell (Mandl), Elizabeth Lindsey (Louisa Kim), Gerard Pendergrast (Bjorn Bensen), Mario Roccuzzo (Arthur Malencon), Carolyne Barry (Female Engineer)

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Coming Of Age

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41416.2: Wesley is faced with a challenging test of his intelligence as he auditions to be a Starfleet cadet, but hedoes not realize that the psychological exam he is to receive is the more grueling barrier. Aboard the Enterprise, the Captain is investigated by a pair of Starfleet officers who seem to have one thing on their minds: finding some fault in Picard’s logs with which to begin a court-martial to take him out of the command chair, suspecting Picard is part of a conspiracy within the ranks of Starfleet.

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directed by Michael Vejar
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Ward Costello (Admiral Quinn), Robert Schenkkan (Commander Remmick), John Putch (Mordock), Robert Ito (TAC Officer Chang), Stephen Gregory (Jake Kurland), Tasia Valenza (T’Shanik), Estee Chandler (Oliana Mirren), Brendan McKane (Technician #1), Wyatt Knight (Technician #2), Daniel Riordan (Rondon)

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Heart Of Glory

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41503.7: Worf’s loyalties are tested to the limits as renegade Klingons who at first seem to be refugees of an unjust system of law are rescued from a doomed freighter by the Enterprise. But the survivors soon turn out to terrorists who favor a return to the Klingon ways of old and see the Enterprise as the ideal weapon with which to begin a new reign of terror.

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story by Maurice Hurley, Herbert Wright and D.C. Fontana
directed by Rob Bowman
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Vaughn Armstrong (Korris), Charles H. Hyman (Konmel), David Froman (K’Nera), Robert Bauer (Kunivas), Brad Zerbst (Nurse), Dennis Madalone (Ramos)

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The Arsenal Of Freedom

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41798.2: An Away Team consisting of Riker, Data and Yar runs headlong into danger when Riker is put in suspended animation by an intelligent robot weapon which proved to be too powerful for its creators – and it looks as if it may eliminate the away team, joined by Picard and Dr. Crusher, while its counterpart attacks the Enterprise, where Geordi fears his experience may not be enough to help the crew survive.

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story by Maurice Hurley and Robert Lewin
directed by Les Landau
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Vincent Schiavelli (Salesman), Marco Rodriguez (Captain Rice), Vyto Ruginis (Logan), Julia Nickson (Ensign Tsu), George De La Pena (Lt. Solis)

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Symbiosis

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate not given: The Enterprise beams four passengers of a freighter aboard just before their vessel explodes in a planet’s atmosphere, but the two pairs of survivors can’t agree on who gets a barrel of felicium, an “elixir” which Dr. Crusher soon recognizes to be a narcotic – but the manufacturers of the drug soon see an opportunity to exploit their dependents by entangling Picard and Dr. Crusher in the prime directive.

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story by Robert Lewin
directed by Win Phelps
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Judson Scott (Sobi), Merritt Butrick (T’Jon), Richard Lineback (Romas), Kimberly Farr (Langor), Kenneth Tigar (Margan)

Notes: Judson Scott and Merritt Butrick were on opposite sides in Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan as well, with Butrick playing Kirk’s son David and Scott as one of Khan’s henchmen; this was one of Butrick’s last acting roles before dying of AIDS. Though it airs before Skin Of Evil, Symbiosis was produced after it, and you can see Denise Crosby’s true swan song here – look for her waving to the camera as the cargo bay doors close.

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Skin Of Evil

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41601.3: The Enterprise rushes to rescue a shuttlecraft carrying Troi, and the Away Team discovers that Armus, an evil entity, is preventing them from saving Troi and the shuttle pilot. To make sure that its point is clear, Armus kills Tasha Yar and torments Troi and the rest of the crew.

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story by Joseph Stefano
directed by Joseph L. Scanlan
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Mart McChesney (Armus), Ron Gans (voice of Armus), Walker Boone (Leyland T. Lynch), Brad Zerbst (Nurse), Raymond Forchion (Ben Prieto)

Notes: Denise Crosby officially leaves the regular cast with this episode – though she would appear later in the series, but not always as Tasha.

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We’ll Always Have Paris

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41697.9: Picard and the crew investigate the source of distortions in time that are being felt across the galaxy and discover the ailing temporal scientist Dr. Manheim’s experiments have malfunctioned, sending his consciousness into an alternate dimension and leaving his body to die in Dr. Crusher’s sick bay, while his wife turns out to be the girl Picard left behind to join Starfleet.

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directed by Robert Becker
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Michelle Phillips (Janice Manheim), Rod Loomis (Dr. Paul Manheim), Isabel Lorca (Gabrielle), Dan Kern (Lt. Dean), Jean-Paul Vignon (Edourd), Kelly Ashmore (Francine), Lance Spellerberg (Transporter Chief)

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Conspiracy

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41775.5: Picard is taken into the confidence of his good friend Captain Walker Keel, who warns that Starfleet is slowly being taken over by a conspiracy that plans to use the resources of Starfleet for conquest. After the shocking destruction of Keel’s ship and a series of grisly discoveries about the High Admirals of Starfleet, Picard learns that Earth is the home of the queen of an alien swarm…

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story by Robert Sabaroff
directed by Cliff Bole
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Henry Darrow (Admiral Savaar), Ward Costello (Admiral Quinn), Robert Schenkkan (Commander Remmick), Ray Reinhardt (Admiral Aaron), Jonathan Farwell (Captain Walker Keel), Michael Berryman (Captain Rixx), Ursaline Bryant (Captain Tryla Scott)

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The Neutral Zone

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 41986.0: Data, curious about three cryogenically frozen earth people from the 20th century found in a derelict preservation satellite, brings them back to the ship and Dr. Crusher revives them. Meanwhile, Picard and Riker must be prepared to negotiate or fight as the Romulans return to the borders of the neutral zone – and the 20th century visitors only complicate matters.

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from a story by Deborah McIntyre and Mona Clee
directed by James L. Conway
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Marc Alaimo (Subcommander Tebok), Anthony James (Subcommander Thei), Leon Rippy (L.Q. “Sonny” Clemonds), Gracie Harrison (Claire Raymond), Peter Mark Richman (Ralph Offenhouse)

Notes: Although not actually seen in this episode, the Borg are later said to have caused the destruction of the Federation and Romulan outposts.

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Hush

Tales From The DarksideBuddy, an asthmatic boy stuck at home with this babysitter, Jennifer, while his mother goes out, invents things in what used to be his father’s workshop. Most of them are toys made out of found items around the house, but Buddy’s latest is his attempt to finish something that his father had started – a “noise-eater” which, with its ghastly and organic-looking mouth-stalk, sucks the “noise” out of anything that’s making noise…but what it’s actually doing is draining the energy from whatever is making sound. To Buddy and Jennifer’s horror, that includes a caged bird kept by Buddy’s mom: the noise-eater can drain the life out of living things too. Now they have to figure out how to escape the house and trap the noise-eater inside…and the biggest obstacle to that seemingly simple goal is Buddy’s persistent cough.

teleplay by John Sutherland
based on a story by Zenna Henderson
directed by Allen Coulter
music by Pat Irwin

Tales From The DarksideCast: Nile Lanning (Jennifer), Eric Jason (Buddy), Bonnie Gallup (Beth), Paul Sparer (Narrator)

Notes: Director Allen Coulter would go on to direct numerous television projects, as well as the movies Hollywoodland and Rememeber Me. John Sutherland is a pseudonym for writer/director/composer John Harrison, who wrote (and directed) numerous other Tales From The Darkside installments, as well as going on to adapt and direct Frank Herbert’s Dune in miniseries form for the Sci-Fi Channel in 2000.

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Pipe Dream

Friday The 13th: The SeriesAt a seminar for inventors, Ray Dallion is curious about a younger attendee’s invention, which turns out to be a powerful weapon that would be a hot ticket to instant wealth if sold to a defense contractor. Ray lights an ornate pipe in the shape of a devil’s head, and its thick smoke envelops the weapon’s inventor, killing him slowly, agonizingly, and ultimately without a trace. Ray takes the designs for the weapon, passes them off as his own, and lands a plum defense job…as well as winning a new rival at that job, whose weapon has just been left on the back burner in favor of Ray’s new invention.

Ryan gets a wedding invitation from his estranged father’s new address, sent by his fiancee. Ryan and Mikki accept the invitation and Ryan and Ray Dallion stand face to face for the first time in years. Ray takes Ryan to his new workplace to show off the invention that changed his fortunes; Ryan is less than impressed to learn that it’s a weapon. Mikki learns from Ray’s fiancee that Ray’s Uncle Lewis gave him a pipe, and Mikki suspects it’s one of Uncle Lewis’ cursed objects, though she can’t convince Ryan of that…until she sees Ray dispatch his rival co-worker with her own eyes, again using the pipe. But Ray also knows that she’s seen something, making her his next target.

Friday The 13thDownload this episode via Amazonwritten by Marc Scott Zicree
directed by Zale Dalen
music by Fred Mollin

Cast: John D. LeMay (Ryan Dallion), Wendy Robey (Mickey Foster), Chris Wiggins (Jack Marshak), Michael Constantine (Ray Dallion), Frank Canino (Esposito), David Christoffel (Nathan Fielding), Marion Gilsenan (Connie), James Kidnie (John York), Nick Nichols (Buck Clemens), Darryl Shuttleworth (Keith Fielding), Christian Vidosa (General Abelar)

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The Child

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42073.1: Counselor Troi, impregnated by an alien entity, gives birth to a child whose mind is not that of a child but of an alien wishing to discover the variety of human experience. Meanwhile, the ship’s newly promoted chief engineer, Geordi, and newcomer Doctor Katherine Pulaski are faced with the possibility of a fatal shipwide epidemic…

Season 2 Regular Cast: Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker), LeVar Burton (Lt. Geordi La Forge), Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi), Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data), Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher)

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directed by Rob Bowman
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Seymour Cassel (Lt. Commander Hester Dealt), Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan), R.J. Williams (Ian), Colm Meaney (Transporter Chief), Dawn Arnemann (Miss Gladstone), Zachary Benjamin (Young Ian), Dore Keller (Crewman)

Notes: This story was originally conceived in the mid 1970s as an episode of the aborted late ’70s Star Trek Phase II series, which was to have been a new series with the original crew of the Enterprise. (That production later morphed into the first Star Trek movie.) The script was dusted off to serve as the delayed season premiere after a Writers’ Guild strike brought American TV production to a halt in the summer of 1988. It is also notable for being the first appearance of Guinan.

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Where Silence Has Lease

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42193.6: Picard is confronted by an invincible alien intelligence who can alter the crew’s very perceptions of reality, and is horrified to learn that the entity plans on using half of the humans on board as lab animals to determine how many ways humans can die, so the captain, after exhausting all the options, sets for self-destruct.

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directed by Winrich Kolbe
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Earl Boen (Nagilum), Charles Douglass (Ensign Haskell), Colm Meaney (Transporter Chief)

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Elementary, Dear Data

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42286.3: Doctor Pulaski bets Geordi that Data would be overwhelmed if confronted with an intricate Holmesianmystery he has not yet read or experienced, and when the chief engineer and Data put this to the test, a too-perfect holodeck program almost ensures that not only will Data be beaten, but the Enterprise may be commandeered by Professor Moriarty.

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directed by Rob Bowman
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Daniel Davis (Professor Moriarty), Alan Shearman (Inspector Lestrade), Biff Manard (Ruffian), Diz White (Prostitute), Anne Elizabeth Ramsay (Assistant Engineer Clancy), Richard Merson (Pie Man)

Notes: Actor Daniel Davis won the part of a British butler on the series The Nanny largely on the strength of his performance in this episode and its sixth season sequel, Ship In A Bottle. Davis isn’t British at all, but actually hails from Little Rock, Arkansas.

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The Outrageous Okona

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42402.7: A nonchalant space rogue is welcomed aboard the Enterprise by Picard and the crew, but the pleasantries of his visit are cut short by two representatives of rival worlds demanding Okona’s life for crimes he claims not to have committed – yet he does know who the guilty parties are and it’s up to him to unite the aggressors.

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story by Les Menchen, Lance Dickson and David Landsberg
directed by Robert Becker
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: William O. Campbell (Okona), Douglas Rowe (Debin), Albert Stratton (Kushell), Rosalind Ingledew (Yanar), Kieran Mulroney (Benzan), Joe Piscopo (The Comic), Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan), Teri Hatcher (Transporter Chief)

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Loud As A Whisper

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42477.2: The Enterprise is forbidden to interfere in negotiations to be conducted by their passenger, the deaf, mute mediator Riva, who seems more interested in Counselor Troi than in seriously bringing two warring factions together. It is only when his Greek-like Chorus, a vital element in his task since they translate his thoughts into speech, is destroyed by a trigger-happy alien that Riva truly worries about the task he must accomplish.

Order the DVDswritten by Jacqueline Zambrano
directed by Larry Shaw
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Marnie Mosiman, Thomas Oglesby, Leo Damian (The Chorus), Howie Seago (Riva), Colm Meaney (Transporter Chief), Richard Lavin (Warrior #1), Chip Heller (Warrior #2), John Garrett (Lieutenant)

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The Schizoid Man

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42437.5: An Enterprise away team answers a distress signal from the habitat of one Dr. Ira Graves, who has been stricken with a terminal illness that could strike at any time. As he has been working for some time on a way to transfer his memories and personality into a computer, he naturally sees Data as the perfect alpha test model.

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story by Richard Manning and Hans Beimler
directed by Les Landau
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), W. Morgan Sheppard (Dr. Ira Graves), Suzie Plakson (Lt. Selar), Barbara Alyn Woods (Kareen Brianon)

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Unnatural Selection

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42494.8: The Enterprise crew discover the disabled USS Lantree adrift in deep space – adrift because the crew has been inflicted with a disease which induces rapid aging and death! Doctor Pulaski personally involves herself in the search for a cure at a doomed genetic research base and becomes the most recent victim of the disease.

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directed by Paul Lynch
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Patricia Smith (Dr. Sara Kingsley), Colm Meaney (Transporter Chief O’Brien), J. Patrick McNamara (Captain Taggert), Scott Trost (Ensign)

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A Matter Of Honor

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42506.5: Riker becomes the first Federation officer ever to serve on board a Klingon vessel which is slowly warping toward its destruction – and the negligence of a Benzite “exchange student” on the Enterprise is responsible for arousing the ruthless Klingon captain’s suspicions, provoking a savage attack on the Enterprise…

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story by Wanda M. Haight, Gregory Amos and Burton Armus
directed by Rob Bowman
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), John Putch (Ensign Mendon), Christopher Collins (Captain Kargan), Brian Thompson (Lt. Klag), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), Peter Parros (Tactics Officer), Laura Drake (Vemka)

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The Measure Of A Man

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42523.7: When Data refuses to participate in a Starfleet scientist’s android experiments where he will serve not only as a blueprint but as a guinea pig and spare part supply, he is put on trial and Picard wrangles with the premise that Data is not a free agent but the property of Starfleet – and Captain Louvois assigns Riker to prosecute.

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directed by Robert Scheerer
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Amanda McBroom (Captain Phillipa Louvois), Clyde Kusatsu (Admiral Nakamura), Brian Brophy (Commander Bruce Maddox), Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien)

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The Dauphin

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42568.8: Wesley is attracted to an alien princess whose is accompanied on the Enterprise by a severe governess as they journey to a world where they will become the new leaders of her civilization, and despite the warnings from the less-than-human governess, Wesley also finds out that the princess has some surprises in store for him as well.

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directed by Rob Bowman
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Paddi Edwards (Anya), Jaime Hubbard (Salia), Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), Peter Neptune (Aron), Madchen Amick (Teenage Girl), Cindy Sorenson (Furry Animal), Jennifer Barlow (Ensign Gibson)

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Contagion

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42609.1: After witnessing the tragic destruction of the Galaxy class starship Yamato in the Neutral Zone, Picard follows Yamato Captain Donald Varley’s haunch that the planet Iconia contains the valuable remnants of a now extinct but technologically advanced civilization, leaving Riker on the malfunctioning Enterprise to deal with a Romulan warship.

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directed by Joseph L. Scanlan
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Thalmus Rasulala (Captain Donald Varley), Carolyn Seymour (Subcommander Taris), Dana Sparks (Tactics Officer), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), Folkert Schmidt (Doctor)

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The Royale

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42625.4: Riker, Worf and Data transport to the surface of what should be a poison-shrouded world after finding debris of a NASA space vessel, and discover a structure containing a reproduction of the literary Hotel and Casino Royale. Within the hotel lies the remains of the astronaut whose last possession was the cheap novel upon which the Royale was based. The Away Team’s only help is from the book itself as they read their lines – and between their lines.

Order the DVDswritten by Keith Mills (a.k.a. Tracy Torme)
directed by Cliff Bole
music by Ron Jones

Star Trek: TNGGuest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Sam Anderson (The Assistant Manager), Jill Jacobson (Vanessa), Leo Garcia (The Bellboy), Noble Willingham (Texas), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), Gregory Beecroft (“Mickey D”)

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Time Squared

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42679.2: Picard is left beside himself when the Enterprise encounters a future incarnation of himself in a battered Enterprise shuttlecraft, containing visual and captain’s logs describing the destruction of the ship and its crew, except for Picard, by an “energy vortex,” and according to the logs, the encounter is only six hours away.

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story by Kurt Michael Bensmiller
directed by Joseph L. Scanlan
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien)

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The Icarus Factor

Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 42686.4: Riker, offered a command of his own patrolling a hazardous area of deep space, is also offered advice and a long-overdue retraction of old hostilities from his father, but the impetuous first officer refuses all of this in an attempt to maintain an image of independence in the eyes of his crewmates and his father.

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story by David Assael
directed by Robert Iscove
music by Ron Jones

Guest Cast: Diana Muldaur (Dr. Pulaski), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), Mitchell Ryan (Kyle Riker), Lance Spellerberg (Ensign Herbert)

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