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 Troi heads to Engineering, she refers to Riker as "Bill." This is the first time in the series anyone has called the second-in-command by that particular variation of his first name. Troi later calls him by it again in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Haven
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At the moment Tasha Yar infects Deanna Troi by holding her hand, the scene shows 2 camera angles (1 from over each characters shoulder). From Tasha's perspective, we see the blue garment she was inspecting last is held between both characters right hands, but from Troi's perspective, the garment is clearly shown being held only by Tasha in her left hand. 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 End Credits
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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