After some arboretum visits Dr. Crusher diagnoses nothing serious, but soon dozens of crew members get behavioral deviations, affecting appetite, memory and emotions. Reg Barclay takes care of Data's cat Spot, who is pregnant like nurse Alyssa Ogawa. Worf first fails testing or diagnosing his new guidance system, so Picard and Data chase a lost torpedo, Worf then bites Deana and turns into an erratic beast and sprays venom. By the time Picard and Data return, everyone aboard seems mutating and/or molested: the Enterprise has become a 'de-evolution zoo', Data believes by a virus reviving dormant genes from ancestral species. Picard is also infected, causing growing prey-anxiety. Nevertheless he must lure monstrous Worf away so Data can develop a retrovirus from genetic material after finding Spot's kittens remained perfectly feline, though Spot turned iguana.
Did You Know?
In Star Trek: The Next Generation: Conspiracy
, Admiral Quinn picks up Geordi and throws him throw a set of closed doors with the doors easily being knocked off their hinges. But in this one, the devolved Worf bangs on them for a long time and can't budge them while only denting them. See more
Blurred vision, dizziness, palpitations, a stinging sensation in the lower spine. It's Terrellian Death Syndrome, isn't it?
Doctor Beverly Crusher
I thought we agreed you'd come to me before checking Starfleet Medical Database.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
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