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?
When Riker and Data are looking at the view-screen showing the Tsiolkovsky's bridge with the blown-out hatch, you can see a plaque just behind Data with the name of the ship written in Russian Cyrillic text. This is the only instance in any Star Trek series where the ship's name is displayed in a language other than English. See more
Yar uses the phrase, "Ship's stores will have it." With replicator technology there would be no need for storage. Any item needed could be replicated, from food to clothing to spare parts. No need to store clothing. You'd place dirty clothing in the replicator and turn it into new clothes. Recycling on the atomic level. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Data
I believe that last sound was an emergency hatch being blown.
Are you certain? Yes, of course you are.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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