The Best of Both Worlds, Part II
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Episode:  75     Airdate:  September 24, 1990
Family
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Episode:  78     Airdate:  October 1, 1990
Brothers
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Episode:  77     Airdate:  October 8, 1990
Suddenly Human
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Episode:  76     Airdate:  October 15, 1990

Catalog Number 08133-1
Running Time 183 minutes
Issued September 3, 2002
Languages / Channels English 5.1
English 2.0
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The Best of Both Worlds, Part II
Directed by Cliff Bole
Written by Michael Piller
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Wil Wheaton
Guest Stars Elizabeth Dennehy
George Murdock
Colm Meaney and
Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan
Stardate 44001.4
After Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) has been captured by the Borg and transformed into one of them, Starfleet promotes Commander Riker (Jonathan Frakes) to Captain of the Enterprise.

The Borg have now absorbed Picard's knowledge of the Federation, enabling them to decimate a Starfleet armada and continue on to Earth, where they intent to enslave humanity. Riker realizes the only hope is to tap into Picard's knowledge of the Borg and turn the tables.

In a daring strategy, Riker has Picard kidnapped from the Borg ship and brought back to the Enterprise. Data (Brent Spiner) then wires into Picard's Borg side to try to implant a destructive computer command into the Borg collective consciousness. But will destroying the Borg also kill Picard?


Family
Directed by Les Landau
Written by Ronald D. Moore
Premise by Susanne Lambdin and Bryan Stewart
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Wil Wheaton
Guest Star Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan
Stardate 44012.3
After being damaged in a Borg attack, the Enterprise docks in Earth's orbit for repairs. Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart), still recovering from injuries inflicted by the Borg, returns for the first time in twenty years to the French village where he grew up. However, his older brother Robert (Jeremy Kemp) feels deep-seated jealousy and resentment toward Picard and greets him with contempt.

Back on the Enterprise, Worf's human parents pay him an unexpected visit. Feeling disgraced because of Klingon ritual shaming, Worf has difficulty facing them until Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg) provides some insight.

On Earth, Picard receives an offer to head a scientific project and seriously considers leaving Starfleet to take the job. His brother sees this as an opportunity to undermine Picard's façade of perfection. Will Picard be able to face the truth about himself that only his brother understands?


Brothers
Directed by Rob Bowman
Written by Rick Berman
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Wil Wheaton
Stardate 44085.7
Aboard the Enterprise, a young boy's practical joke backfires, leaving his brother dangerously ill. The ill boy needs special treatment to survive, so the ship rushes toward a nearby Starbase. En route, Data (Brent Spiner) inexplicably begins to malfunction, altering the ship's course and severing the life support systems on the bridge. The command crew is forced to evacuate, leaving Data alone and in control of the Enterprise.

Data takes the ship to a planet and then beams down, where he is greeted by Dr. Noonian Soong (Brent Spiner), the doctor who created him. Dr. Soong has summoned Data in order to implant an emotion chip, but before he can, Data's evil brother Lore (Brent Spiner) arrives and disrupts Dr. Soong's plan. Meanwhile, the Enterprise crew works feverishly to regain control of the ship as time is running out for the ill boy.


Suddenly Human
Directed by Gabrielle Beaumont
Teleplay by John Whelpley and Jeri Taylor
Story by Ralph Phillips
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Wil Wheaton
Stardate 44143.7
Responding to a distress call from a stricken vessel, an away team from the Enterprise discovers that the ship is manned by five Talarian teenagers - one of whom is actually a human, Jono (Chad Allen).

DNA gene matching identifies the boy as Jeremiah Rossa, whose parents were killed in a battle against Talarians when he was an infant. Adopted and raised by Endar, a Talarian Captain, Jono will only respond to the authority of Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart). It's up to Picard to educate Jono about his true identity.

Meanwhile, Endar arrives in a Talarian warship and demands the return of his adopted son. When Picard refuses to hand him over, Endar threatens to attack the Enterprise.


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