Counselor Troi is held captive on a deserted planet by a slick, black, oily, sentient and immortal puddle of evil.

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Joseph L. Scanlan

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Gene Roddenberry (created by), Joseph Stefano (teleplay by) | 6 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
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
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Cmdr. Data
Wil Wheaton ... Wesley Crusher
Mart McChesney Mart McChesney ... Armus
Ron Gans Ron Gans ... Armus (voice)
Walker Boone Walker Boone ... Leland T. Lynch
Brad Zerbst Brad Zerbst ... Nurse
Raymond Forchion ... Ben Prieto
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Counselor Troi is held captive on a deserted planet by a slick, black, oily, sentient and immortal puddle of evil.

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This is Wil Wheaton's final appearance for the season. See more »

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When Armus "removes" Geordi's visor forcefully to toy with him and Data, LeVar Burton's brown eyes are visible as the visor leaves his face (especially visible with freeze frame). The Geordi character is blind, with fully white eyeballs instead of colored irises/pupils. See more »

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Lt. Tasha Yar: [her final words] Death is that state in which one exists only in the memory of others, which is why it is not an end. No goodbyes. Just good memories. Hailing frequencies closed, sir.
Capt. Picard: Au revoir, Natasha.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Lower Decks: No Small Parts (2020) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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The ooze creature
19 May 2020 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

When the Enterprise answers a distress call from a downed shuttlecraft that was carrying Deanna Troi and another crew member the away team finds itself on a barren planet inhabited a creature made of primordial ooze named /armus. It has an intelligence that is directed at sadism and cruelty.

Unfortunately they lose one of the cast regulars as the creature kills Denise Crosby. Patrick Stewart engages in quite the battle of wits with it until they figure out how and when to beam up their crew. When is most important here as you'll discover.

A nice memorial service for Tasha Yar concludes the episode.


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23 April 1988 (USA) See more »

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