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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When Riker and MacDougal are trapped in Engineering, Riker refers to a tool as a "Sonic Driver". This may be a reference to Doctor Who
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Dr. Crusher is upset and worried when Riker touches her, after he got infected himself previously. Yet whenever treating La Forge, the first person to be infected, at no time does she wear gloves or any other type of protection for herself, which a good doctor in the given situation would normally always do. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Data
There was a rather peculiar limerick, being delivered by someone in the shuttlecraft bay. I am not sure I understand it... "There was a young lady from Venus, whose body was shaped like a... "
Captain to Security, come in!
Lt. Cmdr. Data
Did I say something wrong?
I don't understand their humor either.
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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