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
Did You Know?
The sound effects for the alien ship were produced by having a stage crew member eat half a large pizza and then sit quietly with dermal microphones taped to his stomach to record the sounds of his digestive process. See more
Before the star goes supernova, Tin Man hurls the Enterprise 3.8 billion kilometers away. Once they stop, approximately 30 seconds later, they see the star explode on the main viewing screen. From that distance it would take over 200 minutes for the light of the explosion to reach them. See more
Having to get to know someone - just once - has its appeal.
References The Wizard of Oz
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more