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Stardate: 43779.3 An alien ship named Gomtuu is in danger since it is in Romulan space. Enterprise is forced to rely on a Betazoid named Tam Elbrum to try and communicate with Gomtuu. It turns out that Gomtuu needs Tam, as much as Tam needs Gomtuu. Tam's has telepathic abilities so strong that for a time Tam had to be a patient of Deanna once, and Gomtuu hasn't seen its crew or another of its own kind in many years.

Episode Info

Episode number: 3x20
Production Number: 168
Airdate: Monday April 23rd, 1990

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Télé-Québec) Apr 23, 1990
FR (BBC TWO) Mar 18, 1992
UK (BBC TWO) Mar 18, 1992

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Guest Stars
Colm Meaney
As Miles O'Brien
Harry Groener
As Tam Elbran
Michael Cavanaugh
As Captain Robert DeSoto
Peter Vogt (1)
As Romulan Commander
Main Cast
Patrick Stewart
As Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
As Commander William T. Riker
LeVar Burton
As Lieutenant/Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge
Michael Dorn
As Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden
As Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis
As Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner
As Lt. Commander Data
Wil Wheaton
As Acting Ensign/Ensign Wesley Crusher
Episode Notes
Log Entries:
*Captain's Log, Stardate 43779.3. The Enterprise is preparing detailed exospheric charts of the Hayashi system. Although tedious, this endeavor is the first step towards planet colonisation.
*Captain's Log, supplemental. Travelling at high warp we are still several days from rendezvous with the mysterious entity Starfleet has christened "Tin Man". My immediate concern is with Tam Elbrun. Starfleet considers his unique abilities crucial to our mission, yet he seems to me unstable.
*Captain's Log, supplemental. A confrontation between the Romulan warbird and "Tin Man" is imminent. I have no alternative but to rely on the telepathic abilities of Tam Elbrun.
*Captain's Log, supplemental. With all main systems at least temporarily restored, we are proceeding to Starbase 152 for inspection and additional repairs. We have had no further encounter with the Romulans. As for the whereabouts of "Tin Man" and Tam Elbrun, we can only speculate.

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