The end of two centuries of storms on a planet allows the Enterprise to discover the USS Essex, a Federation starship missing for that long, and investigate its system. Riker is the only one of his away team on a moon who, after having been knocked unconscious by another electric storm and touched by an electric phenomenon, remains himself: suddenly Troi, O'Brien and even Data, apparently possessed by aliens, grab their guns on the bridge and take five hostages, including Keiko and her baby, demanding that the ship steer to the southern pole, where the Essex is. Picard has himself exchanged for the five and Dr. Crusher figures out the away team was probably affected by an ionic phenomenon, which didn't affect Riker because of his wound-caused pain, which inspires Geordi to prepare and man a pain-gun.
Did You Know?
is uncredited in the role of a security officer. Tallman would later go on to play a major role in Babylon 5
(1993) as the telepathic Lyta Alexander. See more
When the three entities leave the bodies to enter the swarm, they somehow seem to move through the forcefield. See more
Are you afraid?
I have no fear of death.
And I have no fear of killing you!
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Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
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