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
(1987). 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
Woman on comm channel
Well, hello, Enterprise, welcome. I hope you have a lot of pretty boys on board. Because I'm willing, and waiting. In fact, we're going to have a real blowout here.
Referenced in Star Trek: First Contact
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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