Picard and the crew of the Enterprise are set to rendezvous with a Federation scientific vessel studying the collapse of a super red giant star into a white dwarf. As they near the ship however, they receive odd communications from the vessel, almost as if they are all drunk. When one of the crew blows an outer hatch, the crew is killed. An away team investigates but acquire a virus-like disease that makes them appear drunk and removes all inhibitions. As it spreads throughout the ship, Picard and Riker try to maintain discipline while Dr. Crusher tries to find a cure. Riker recalls a similar situation in the history of ships named Enterprise and that gives them a head start but not before an infected Wesley Crusher disables the engines just as the sun explodes leaving the ship in destruction's path.
Did You Know?
Correcting Commander Riker's wording, Data mentions the correct term for what happened to the science ships's bridge crew from "sucked" (Riker's term) to "blown". Actually, the term "suck" is defined as a fluid or mass traveling from a high pressure region to one of low pressure so Riker's statement about them having been sucked out was factually correct. See more
I put it to you all. I think we shall end up with a fine crew - if we avoid temptation.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
& Alexander Courage See more