||The Next Generation
|Disc No :
|First Aired :
||31 Dec 1990
||Hilary J. Bader
|Guest Cast :
||Near the end of the episode, Data claims that the evidence supports the idea that it is gravity that is pulling the ship and the 2-D lifeforms into the string. Yet all the way through we are told that the ship is drifting at a constant speed towards the string. If gravity is pulling at the ship, then it would be accelerating rather than moving at a constant speed.
|Great Moment :
||Guinan needling Troi about applying for her job.
|Body Count :
||At one point the writers of this episode considered making Troi's loss of her empathic abilities permanent.
||"Human intuition and instinct are not always right, but they do make life interesting." - Guinan to Troi
Troi must strugle to adapt after loosing all her empathic powers. But she may not have the time - for the Enterprise is being dragged to certain doom by something it cannot see.