The Quality of Life
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Episode:  135     Airdate:  November 16, 1992
Chain of Command
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Episode:  136     Airdate:  December 14, 1992
Chain of Command, Part II
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Episode:  137     Airdate:  December 21, 1992
Ship in a Bottle
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Episode:  138     Airdate:  January 25, 1993

Catalog Number 08135-3
Running Time 184 minutes
Issued December 3, 2002
Languages / Channels English 5.1
English 2.0
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The Quality of Life
Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Written by Naren Shankar
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Guest Stars Ellen Bry
J. Downing
Stardate 46307.2
Geordi (LeVar Burton) is assigned to survey a new mining development with Dr. Farallon (Ellen Bry), the inventor of an experimental mining technology. When a power grid malfunctions, Farallon repairs it with an exocomp, a sophisticated robot she created.

Back on the Enterprise, she convinces Picard (Patrick Stewart) to let her use exocomps to repair the mining system. Initially they perform well, but moments before an explosion, one becomes unresponsive, miraculously saving itself. Intrigued, Data (Brent Spiner) investigates and discovers that the exocomps are alive!

When a radiation leak traps Picard and Geordi on the mining station, Farallon and the crew want to send the exocomps to save them, but Data questions if they have the right to sacrifice other living creatures to save themselves.


Chain of Command
Directed by Robert Scheerer
Teleplay by Ronald D. Moore
Story by Frank Abatemarco
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Guest Stars Ronny Cox
Natalija Nogulich
John Durbin
Lou Wagner and
David Warner as Gul Madred
Stardate 46357.4
With tensions between the Federation and the Cardassians on the rise, Picard (Patrick Stewart) is relieved of command and sent on a covert mission into Cardassian space.

Meanwhile, Captain Jellico (Ronny Cox) assumes command of the Enterprise and, much to the dismay of the crew, begins implementing changes in preparation for a full scale war. The Cardassians are rumored to be developing matagenic weapons on Celtris III, and Picard and his team must locate these weapons and destroy them at any cost.

After arriving on the forbidden planet, the assault team enters a cavern, realizing too late, that it's a trap. Picard is captured an taken to the ruthless Gul Madred (David Warner) for interrogation. Part one of two.


Chain of Command, Part II
Directed by Les Landau
Written by Frank Abatemarco
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Guest Stars Ronny Cox
John Durbin and
David Warner as Gul Madred

Stardate 46360.8
Conclusion. The Cardassians ruthlessly interrogate Picard (Patrick Stewart) in hopes of learning Federation strategy in case of an attack. Back on the Enterprise, Gul Lernec (John Durbin) informs Captain Jellico (Ronny Cox) and the crew that Picard is being held hostage. Riker (Jonathan Frakes) wants to attempt a rescue, but Jellico refuses and the two clash. Ultimately, Riker is relieved of duty.

Fearing a Cardassian invasion, Jellico then orders the Enterprise to Minos Korva to intercept the attacking forces and launch a first strike. As Picard fights for his life in the interrogation chamber, the Enterprise lays mines throughout the sector giving the Federation the upper hand in the battle. But can they save Picard?


Ship in a Bottle
Directed by Alexander Singer
Written by René Echevarria
Executive Producers Rick Berman & Michael Piller
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Gates McFadden
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Guest Stars Daniel Davis
Stephanie Beacham and
Dwight Schultz as Barclay

Stardate 46424.1
After enjoying a Sherlock Holmes mystery on the holodeck, Data (Brent Spiner) and Geordi (LeVar Burton) release the villainous Professor Moriarty (Daniel Davis) who has been trapped in the computer for four years. An exam reveals that the professor is in fact a sentient human being.

Though Moriarty relishes his new surroundings, he misses his beloved (Stephanie Beacham) and asks Picard (Patrick Stewart) to bring her to life as well. When Picard refuses, Moriarty threatens to destroy the ship. Then Data makes a startling discovery - the entire experience is a holodeck simulation controlled by Moriarty. Unfortunately, the danger is no less real, and the Enterprise will be destroyed unless they can escape from the "ship in a bottle."


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