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Stardate: 46731.5 Enterprise races against the Cardassians and the Klingons to find the answer to a universal riddle. Capt. Picard is driven to find the answer to the riddle, as one of his favorite mentors’ pursuit of this riddle has lead to his death.

Episode Info
Episode number: 6x20
Production Number: 246
Airdate: Monday April 26th, 1993

Alternate Airdates:

FR (BBC TWO) Nov 22, 1995
UK (BBC TWO) Nov 22, 1995

Guest Stars
John Cothran, Jr.John Cothran, Jr.
As Captain Nu'Daq
Linda ThorsonLinda Thorson
As Gul Ocett
Maurice RoëvesMaurice Roëves
As Romulan Captain
Norman LloydNorman Lloyd
As Professor Galen
Salome JensSalome Jens
As Humanoid Progenitor

Co-Guest Stars
Majel BarrettMajel Barrett
voiced Computer
Main Cast
Patrick StewartPatrick Stewart
As Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan FrakesJonathan Frakes
As Commander William T. Riker
LeVar BurtonLeVar Burton
As Lieutenant/Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge
Michael DornMichael Dorn
As Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFaddenGates McFadden
As Dr. Beverly Crusher
Brent SpinerBrent Spiner
As Lt. Commander Data
Episode Notes
Log Entries:
*Captain's Log, Stardate 46731.5. We are in the Volterra Nebula, a stellar nursery. Our mission is a routine analysis of protostars in various stages of development.
*Captain's Log, supplemental. It has been 30 years since I saw my archeology professor. His presence has taken me back to a time when I had considered a different career.
*Captain's Log, supplemental. We now are en route to a diplomatic conference on Atalia VII. I must admit I've lost my enthusiasm for those proceedings.
*Captain's Log, supplemental. We have two competitors as we try to complete the 8Professor's puzzle. I have asked the Cardassian and Klingon captains to meet with me.
Captain's Log, Stardate 46735.2. Use of high warp has over-extended the propulsion systems. We are finishing repairs before returning to Federation territory.

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