While Riker, Data, Crusher and various other crew enjoy an idyllic earth-like day with human colonists, they are hit by a sudden storm that Riker recognizes as an attack by the feared Crystalline Entity. All but two succeed in hiding safely in a cave they make collapse after themselves. Following their rescue, xenologist Dr. Kila Marr is brought in, who specializes in studying this creature that needs to strip entire planets of all life to sustain its immense energy demands. Picard forces her to include Data in her investigatory team, despite her suspicion he may be in league with the entity as was his brother. She eventually comes to appreciate his objective scientific input and even takes a liking to him after learning he has and can evoke many memories of the victims of the entity's earlier attack, in which her son Remi perished. Even with a later attack absorbing all life aboard an alien cargo ship, the crew decides to attempt communication and works out a theory to do so by a ...
KGF Vissers/revised by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
The painting or print on the easel in Data's quarters is in the style of Dutch painter, Pieter Cornelis "Piet" Mondriaan. See more
After Dr. Marr ramps up the frequency to destroy the Crystalline Entity, it starts to shake and resonate with the graviton pulses, but the star field behind the entity also shakes. Since the Crystalline Entity shakes but the Enterprise does not, the star field should not have shaken along with the entity; otherwise, the graviton pulses from the Enterprise would be proving themselves to be powerful enough to rattle the galaxy. See more
Counselor Deanna Troi
I don't think you need an empath to sense that woman's feelings.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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