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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For this episode, composer and conductor Ron Jones
had a smaller orchestra than would become the norm for the series - 31 players, as opposed to a 40+-piece ensemble. See more
The wires supporting the chair are visible when Wesley is demonstrating his portable tractor beam. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Data
We are more alike than unlike, my dear Captain. I have pores; humans have pores. I have... fingerprints; humans have fingerprints. My chemical nutrients are like your blood. If you prick me - do I not... leak?
References Star Trek: The Naked Time
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
& Alexander Courage See more