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
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said in his autobiography, To The Stars, that he thought this episode was a total copy of one of the best Star Trek
(1966) original series episodes (Star Trek: The Naked Time
(1966)), that it was unoriginal, and it was like seeing "young children putting on their parents' clothes and trying to act like grown-ups." See more
The opening captain's log states they're "running at warp seven" yet the exterior establishing shot shows no stars moving by the Enterprise indicating they're traveling at sub-light velocity. See more
I put it to you all. I think we shall end up with a fine crew - if we avoid temptation.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more