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Stardate: 45047.2 Capt. Picard is sent to meet with a race the leaders of the Federation has been unable to communicate with, as their language has been deemed unintelligible. The leader he is to meet with turns out to be the Captain of a one of their starships, whom abducts Picard down to a planet which has a vicious alien predator with cloaking ability. Picard and the alien ship’s Captain must break through their communication problems and work with each other, if they are to survive the planet’s vicious predator.
*Captain's log, Stardate 45047.2. The Enterprise is en route to an uninhabited planet in the El-Adrel system. The location is mid-way between Federation space and the territory occupied by an enigmatic race known as "The Children of Tama."
Ashley Judd makes her first appearance as Ensign Robin Lefler.