Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 6, Episode 18

Starship Mine (27 Mar. 1993)

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When the Enterprise puts in to space dock for a energy sweep of the ship which is lethal to humans, Picard gets trapped on board with technicians who are not what they appear to be.



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The Enterprise is docked at a station where it is to undergo a routine procedure to remove accumulated baryon particles. The ship must be evacuated while undergoing the procedure but Picard realizes there are people on board that should not be there. When the power is shut down, he finds himself trapped on board just when the deadly baryon sweep begins. The unknown people aboard the ship are thieves seeking to make a tidy profit from their foray. Data meanwhile tries to improve his ability to engage in small talk. Written by garykmcd

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Tim Russ (Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager (1995)) appears in this episode as Devor (the mercenary who Picard hits with his saddle and later sedates in Sickbay). It is ironic that Picard incapacitates this character with a Vulcan neck pinch (which he must have learned from Sarek in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Sarek (1990) or Spock in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification II (1991)). See more »


Baryon particles are real things, however protons and neutrons fall into this class. Eliminating them from the Enterprise's hull would destroy the ship on an atomic level. All that would be left would be electrons. See more »


Kelsey: Who are you?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: My name is Mott. I'm, er... I-I'm the barber.
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References Mister Ed (1958) See more »


Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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ST:TNG:144 - "Starship Mine" (Stardate: 46682.4) - this is the 18th episode of the 6th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Again, like in the first season episode "11001001" when the Enterprise was docked to undergo upgrades, in this episode the ship is evacuated in order to conduct a baryon decontamination sweep. While everyone else left the ship attending a reception at Arkaria Base with a talkative Cmdr. Calvin 'Hutch' Hutchinson, Picard goes back for his horse saddle, only to realize and be captured by terrorists trying to take over the Enterprise (including Tim Russ, in another role before his famous Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager). Picard is soon captured by the terrorists (telling them he's the barber Mott!) and even the reception becomes commandeered by the same terrorists!

What do the terrorists want? Find out in this exciting action-oriented episode!

Trivia note: Data tries his hand at "small talk"! Also, we see Counsolor Troi wearing one of her old counselor outfits (since "Chain Of Command" she's been wearing her blue-colored officer's outfit). And, Picard does a "Vulcan neck pinch" on the future Tuvok!

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