The Child
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Episode:  27     Airdate:  November 21, 1988
Where Silence Has Lease
©1988 Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.
Episode:  28     Airdate:  November 28, 1988
Elementary, Dear Data
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Episode:  29     Airdate:  December 5, 1988
The Outrageous Okona
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Episode:  30     Airdate:  December 12, 1988

Catalog Number 15690-1
Running Time 184 minutes
Issued May 7, 2002
Languages / Channels English 5.1
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The Child
Directed by Rob Bowman
Written by Jaron Summers & Jon Povill and Maurice Hurley
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Wil Wheaton
Special Appearance by Diana Muldaur
Guest Stars Seymour Cassel and
Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan
Stardate 42073.1
While preparing to transport samples of a lethal plasma plague, the crew receives some startling news: Counselor Troi (Marina Sirtis) is pregnant. According to Troi, she was impregnated by a glowing white light. The ship's new Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kate Pulaski (Diana Muldaur), watches in amazement as Troi gives birth to Ian, a half-human, half-Betazoid boy who ages eight years in one day.

Meanwhile, another child of the Enterprise, Wesley (Wil Wheaton) wrestles with his prospects. He must choose between joining his mother at Starfleet medical or staying onboard the ship. With some advice from Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg), the bartender in the Ten Forward lounge, Wesley decides to remain on the ship. But everyone's future is threatened when the force-field surrounding the plague specimens is compromised by an unexpected source: Ian.


Where Silence Has Lease
Directed by Winrich Kolbe
Written by Jack B. Sowards
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Wil Wheaton
Special Appearance by Diana Muldaur
Guest Star Earl Boen
Stardate 42193.6
Traveling to the Morgana Quadrant, the Enterprise is trapped in a dimensionless void. Giant human eyes soon appear on the main view screen, and the being identifies itself as Nagilum (Earl Boen). Nagilum tells Picard (Patrick Stewart) that he has decided to use the ship's crew to study the ways in which humans meet death. After killing one crew member, Nagilum tells the captain that his "experiment" will result in the extinction of at least one-third of the Enterprise's population.

Unwilling to stand by and watch a systematic slaughter, Picard makes one of the most difficult decisions of his career. With Riker's support, Picard programs the auto-destruct system of the ship. Unless Nagilum can be stopped within twenty minutes, the Enterprise and its crew will be destroyed.


Elementary, Dear Data
Directed by Rob Bowman
Written by Brian Alan Lane
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Wil Wheaton
Special Appearance by Diana Muldaur
Guest Stars Daniel Davis
Alan Shearman
Stardate 42286.3
Knowing that Data (Brent Spiner) is a Sherlock Holmes aficionado, Geordi (LeVar Burton) takes Data to the holodeck where they travel to Victorian London to solve one of the master sleuth's mysteries. Data and Geordi make an able Holmes and Watson, but the adventure is short-lived. Having memorized all of Holmes' cases, Data solves the mystery too easily.

Later in the Ten Forward lounge, Geordi tries to explain the difference between memorization and deduction. Overhearing the conversation, Dr. Pulaski (Diana Muldaur) challenges Data to solve an original mystery programmed by the computer. When Pulaski, Data and Geordi return to London, Pulaski is kidnapped by archvillain Professor Moriarty (Daniel Davis) who has taken control of the holodeck computer. Now only Data's deductive powers can save the Enterprise from the clutches of a mad genius.


The Outrageous Okona
Directed by Robert Becker
Teleplay by Burton Armus
Story by Les Menchen & Lance Dickson and David Landsberg
Executive Producer Gene Roddenberry
Starring Patrick Stewart
Jonathan Frakes
Also Starring LeVar Burton
Michael Dorn
Marina Sirtis
Brent Spiner
Wil Wheaton
Guest Stars William O. Campbell
Douglas Rowe
Albert Stratton
Rosalind Ingeldew
Kieran Mulroney
Special Guest Stars Joe Piscopo as The Comic and
Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan
Stardate 42402.7
After coming to the aid of a disabled cargo ship, the Enterprise beams aboard the craft's sole occupant, Captain Okona (William O. Campbell). Okona quickly charms the crew with his roguish manner and irrepressible wit. Data (Brent Spiner), however, is unable to understand Okona's jokes, and seeks counsel from Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg) and a holodeck comic (Joe Piscopo).

Meanwhile, leaders from two interplanetary vessels have contacted the Enterprise to demand Okona's surrender. First, planet Altec's Debin (Douglas Rowe) accuses Okona of fathering his daughter's child; then, Kushell (Albert Stratton) from Straileb charges Okona with the theft of the prized Jewel of Thalia. Okona claims his innocence, but can Picard (Patrick Stewart) trust the renegade roué?


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