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While on a mission to a planet called Haven, Counselor Troi meets her husband to be, a marriage arranged by her father years before, as the Enterprise encounters a ship far deadlier than any combat could provide.


Richard Compton


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Tracy Tormé (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Geordi La Forge
Denise Crosby ... Lt. Tasha Yar
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Worf (credit only)
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher (credit only)
Majel Barrett ... Lwaxana Troi
Robert Knepper ... Wyatt Miller (as Rob Knepper)
Nan Martin ... Victoria Miller
Robert Ellenstein ... Steven Miller
Carel Struycken ... Mr. Homn
Anna Katarina ... Valeda


The Enterprise travels to the planet Haven in the hope of providing the crew with some much deserved shore leave. On arrival however there is a message for Counselor Troi - her fiancé and his parents are waiting for them and would like to proceed with the wedding. Troi is genuinely shocked - as is Riker - but the engagement is genuine having been arranged by the parents when Troi and her intended, Wyatt Miller, were just children. Also waiting for her is her mother, Lwaxana Troi, a larger than life personality who dominates any room just by her presence. For Troi and Wyatt, there seems to be little time to get to know one another but there is another problem: she's not who he was expecting to see. Since early childhood, he has dreamed of a beautiful blond woman and just assumed it was Troi. When it turns out to be someone else, neither are sure what to do. Captain Picard soon has another situation to deal with however when a Tarellian vessel suddenly appears, obviously destined to ... Written by garykmcd

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This is the second and last episode in which Commander Riker is referred to as "Bill." He was previously called "Bill" in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now (1987). See more »


When Deanna says to Mr. Homn "If you're my mother's valet...", she holds the rose in front of her chest, but has it dropped to her side when she finishes "...then please valet!" See more »


Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [about Haven] Such a beautiful world. Legends say it has been known to mend souls and heal broken hearts.
Lt. Cmdr. Data: Legends which are totally unsupported by fact, Captain.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Legends like that are the spice of the universe, Mr. Data, because they have a way of sometimes coming true.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Past Prologue (1993) See more »


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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Star Trek Meets Days Of Our LIves
4 February 2020 | by Gerardrobertson61See all my reviews

God, I can't stand Troi, what a pain in the butt. OK, now that I have said and admitted it, I can now try and explain why this episode has some highlights but also is another season 1 disaster. The positives, Lwaxana Troi and Mr Homm are introduced and they are great characters, Data shines with his straight face humour and the scene at the meal is a classic. Now the downside, the main story in this episode is like watching Days of our Lives, this is a soap opera with Troi being as annoying as she is every time she appears on the screen, and Will Riker is a sookie pain in the butt, fair dinkum, Will, grow some balls.

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28 November 1987 (USA) See more »

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