The Enterprise is transporting to the neutral planet Parliament peace delegates from two races which can't stand each other long enough to occupy neighboring suites, yet both want to join ... See full summary »

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The Enterprise is transporting to the neutral planet Parliament peace delegates from two races which can't stand each other long enough to occupy neighboring suites, yet both want to join the Federation. Traveling trough a mysterious energy cloud, some gets aboard and keeps jumping from crew members to machinery and vice versa, as if seeking a suitable host and learning about the ship, without revealing itself. The crew catches on slowly, as nobody seems seriously affected, except Wesley's engineering mentor Singh, who is killed in a warp technology accident, but 'host' the highly intelligent entity. Written by KGF Vissers

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Marc Alaimo makes his first Star Trek appearance as Badar N'D'D. He went on to play Tebok, Macet, and Frederick La Rouque before taking on the recurring role of Dukat in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). See more »

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Data says the energy cloud is traveling at warp velocity, but when Enterprise makes its sensor pass the stars aren't streaking in the background. See more »

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Captain Jean-Luc Picard: The immortal Sherlock Holmes would have an interesting view of our mystery, I believe.
Commander William T. Riker: But I'm afraid we're going to have to find our solution... without history's greatest consulting detective.
Lt. Commander Data: [to himself, inaudibly] Holmes...?
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ménage à Troi (1990) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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all started with Mr. Singh
9 November 2009 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

The magnificent death of Mr. Singh... He gets shocked from the warp station at engineering and flies like a butterfly just close to the warp core and while facing downwards, spotted by Worf and declared dead.

I hope I'm not wrong, but this is the very first time we see on a TNG episode the rule "Appeared too much, lived too much".

I mean when an "appearance with a dialogue" playing actor that we see for the first time and doesn't have a relation with the story of that episode, eventually dies before the end of that episode :)

...and the last scene with the delegate BBQ is probably the funniest cultural conflict i have ever heard of.


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