Picard and the crew of the Enterprise are set to rendezvous with a Federation scientific vessel studying the collapse of a super red giant star into a white dwarf. As they near the ship however, they receive odd communications from the vessel, almost as if they are all drunk. When one of the crew blows an outer hatch, the crew is killed. An away team investigates but acquire a virus-like disease that makes them appear drunk and removes all inhibitions. As it spreads throughout the ship, Picard and Riker try to maintain discipline while Dr. Crusher tries to find a cure. Riker recalls a similar situation in the history of ships named Enterprise and that gives them a head start but not before an infected Wesley Crusher disables the engines just as the sun explodes leaving the ship in destruction's path. Written by
Did You Know?
The limerick that Data quotes, was written by Star Trek
(1966) writer David Gerrold
. The complete version of the limerick can be found in the third book of his War Against the Chtorr series: A Rage for Revenge. See more
When Data informs the Captain of a similar event having taken place on Captain Kirk's Enterprise the computer graphic shows a model of the refit-version of a Constitution class Starship. But Kirk had to deal with the Psi-2000 virus on his first five year mission (Star Trek: The Naked Time
), way before the refit of the Enterprise, which did not occur until Star Trek: The Motion Picture
. See more
Never got as far as sickbay, Wes. I feel too good for that.
Referenced in Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more