While the Enterprise is on a mission to a future supernova, they get a visit from Tam Elbrun, well-acquainted with Counselor Deanna Troi and a specialist in contacts with aliens. Their actual target is 'tin-man', a space vessel which is believed to be an organic creature, yet no manufactured cyborg, but can't be contacted except hopefully telepathically, a task even Elbrun failed at so far, which seems to work dangerously on his temper, while he has the rare medical condition that his mind-reading ability is by default on, which progressively builds up excessive stress, so he finds only android Data relaxing company. Meanwhile the Romulans, who monitor every probe in the space zone, have already sent two space ships, and then the Enterprise senses a ship of unseen power. Troi finds out more about Elbrun and 'tin man' and Data about the Romulans' ruthless orders... Written by
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Chosen as the feature for the September 2013 premiere of "Trek Theater", an event in author David Bischoff
's hometown of Eugene, Oregon: amateur actors who love Star Trek
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All right, all right! I should've... brought up the Romulans earlier, but I was... distracted.
[suddenly, to Riker
And no, Billy-boy, I wasn't distracted on Ghorusda. If Darson had listened to me, no one would have died!
[he is about to leave, but turns around to Riker once more
No? Well, I don't care whether you believe that or not!
References The Wizard of Oz
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more