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?
said in his autobiography, To The Stars, that he thought this episode was a total copy of one of the best original series episodes Star Trek: The Original Series: The Naked Time
(1966), that it was unoriginal, and it was like seeing "young children putting on their parents' clothes and trying to act like grown-ups." See more
At the moment Tasha Yar infects Deanna Troi by holding her hand, the scene shows 2 camera angles (1 from over each characters shoulder). From Tasha's perspective, we see the blue garment she was inspecting last is held between both characters right hands, but from Troi's perspective, the garment is clearly shown being held only by Tasha in her left hand. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Data
I believe that last sound was an emergency hatch being blown.
Are you certain? Yes, of course you are.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more