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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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x2
Production Number: 202
Airdate: Monday September 30th, 1991

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Télé-Québec) Sep 30, 1991
FR (BBC TWO) Dec 28, 1994
UK (BBC TWO) Dec 28, 1994

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (5 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Ashley Judd
As Ensign Lefler
Colm Meaney
As Miles O'Brien
Paul Winfield
As Tamarian Captain
Richard James
As Tamarian First Officer
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
Episode Notes
Log Entries:
*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.

Warning: Star Trek: The Next Generation season 5 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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