The shuttle bringing Troi back to the Enterprise from an individual mission crashes on a near-unknown planet. It was presumed uninhabited, but shows atypical, life-like activity. Riker leads an away-team, including Data, which discovers the shuttle is controlled and access barred by a shape-shifting, oily slick of hostile, almost sadistic nature, with immense powers. Attempts to pass it cause Riker to be temporarily swallowed, Yar to be killed. Picard beams down to take command while Deana works out it's acting out of deep frustration, which they must tap into. Written by
Did You Know?
In his online review of Star Trek: The Next Generation: Hide and Q
(1987), Wil Wheaton
commented on how in the first season that Michael Dorn
as Worf, didn't do much more than Denise Crosby
did and that Worf was, according to Wheaton, "one dimensional and so incredibly stupid," but eventually Dorn was able to develop Worf into a much more complex and beloved character, whereas Crosby, out of frustration, just quit the show. See more
(at around 29 mins) When Picard crouches down while talking to Armus, the top of Armus' "head" can be seen rising out of the pool, in the lower right corner of the shot facing Picard. Then, in the immediate next shot facing the pool, Armus breaks the surface and rises again. See more
Lt. Tasha Yar
My friend Data. You see things with the wonder of a child. And that makes you more human than any of us.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more