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First Contact

Review

Series : The Next Generation Rating : 4
Disc No : 4.3 Episode : 88
First Aired : 18 Feb 1991 Stardate : Unknown
Director : Cliff Bole Year : 2367
Writers : Marc Scott Zicree Season : 4
Guest Cast :
Bebe Neuwirth as Lanel
Carolyn Seymour as Mirasta Yale
George Coe as Chancellor Avel Durken
George Hearn as Berel
Michael Ensign as Krola
Sachi Parker as Tava
Steven Anderson as Nilrem
Moral :
Dreams : Dream big; you never know what fate might bring you
YATI : At one point calls a Malcorian a Marconian.
Great Moment : The woman who wants to have sex with Riker.
Body Count : Zero, although one Malcorian gets stunned and Riker almost dies.
Factoid : The Nurse role in this episode was written specially for longtime Trek fan Bebe Neuwirth.
Quote : "I will have to say... this morning I was the leader of the universe as I knew it. This afternoon I am only a voice in a chorus. But I think it was a good day." - Chancellor Avel Durkem to Picard; on meeting aliens for the first time

Plotline

Picard must tread delicately in a First Contact situation. But with an undercover Riker lying wounded in a Malcorian hospital, the Captain may have to sacrifice his first officer for the good of the mission.


Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 2,380 Last updated : 24 Nov 2014