Star Trek: The Next GenerationStardate 43917.4: Famed Vulcan Ambassador Sarek, father of Spock, beams aboard the Enterprise to be transported to his final diplomatic duty. But he is suffering the initial symptoms of a mind-deteriorating Vulcan disease and his Vulcan telepathic skills inadvertantly project violent, irrational impulses in the crew’s minds. Picard decides to risk a mind-meld to stabilize Sarek for the negotiations, but the captain risks his own sanity.

Order the DVDstelevision story and teleplay by Peter S. Beagle
from an unpublished story by Marc Cushman & Jake Jacobs
directed by Les Landau
music by Dennis McCarthy

Guest Cast: Mark Lenard (Ambassador Sarek), Joanna Miles (Perrin), William Denis (Kiv Mendrossen), Rocco Sisto (Sakkath), Colm Meaney (Chief O’Brien), John H. Francis (Science Crewman)

LogBook entry by Earl Green