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Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season: 1

Episode #: 21

Production #: 123

Episode Name: Symbiosis

Original Air Date: 04.18.88

 

The Enterprise saves passengers aboard a transport ship that is about to explode. Initially dumbfounded when the ship's cargo is beamed to the Enterprise rather than passengers, the four people who were saved - two from Ornara and two from Brekka - explain that the cargo is a cure for a plague that has stricken Ornarans for centuries. This cure can only be produced on Brekka so a symbiotic relationship has existed all this time. It is soon discovered that there is no plague. The so-called cure is instead a very addictive and powerful narcotic and the Ornarans are all addicted to it.

 

Judson Scott (Sobi) also appeared as Cmdr. Rekar in the Star Trek: Voyager episode Message in a Bottle as well as having an uncredited role of Joachim in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

 

Cast:

 

Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

Jonathan Frakes as William Thomas Riker

Brent Spiner as Data

LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge

Michael Dorn as Worf

Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher

Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi

Denise Crosby as Natasha (Tasha) Yar

Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher

 

Guest Cast:

 

Judson Scott as Sobi

Merritt Butrick as T'Jon

Richard Lineback as Romas

Kimberly Farr as Langor

 

Director: Win Phelps

Teleplay By: Robert Lewin, Richard Manning and Hans Beimler

Story By: Robert Lewin

 

Related Items:

Felicium

Brekka

Delos

Opperline

Ornara

Sanction

Brekkians

Ornarans

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Ahhh good, a serious issue is handled by Star Trek and handled well.

 

Drug addiction.

 

Interesting idea. One alien race keeps another perpertually drug addicted simply for profit.

 

Sounds familar. We have that on Earth too. They are called "Cigarette Companies".

 

This episode gets a rating of 3

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an average episode that tells everyone watching not to do drugs

 

*** out of *****

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I gave it a 5. A bit over-didactic, especially the scene with Tasha and Wesley, but the acting was terrific. The Ornarans were really well-played, in terms of drug addiction. And the solution: wonderfully pulled off.

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