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Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Season: 5

Episode #: 2

Production #: 202

Episode Name: Darmok

Original Air Date: 09.30.91


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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

Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan


Guest Cast:


Colm Meaney as Miles O'Brien

Paul Winfield as Captain Dathon

Richard Allen as Tamarian lst Officer

Ashley Judd as Ensign Robin Lefler


Director: Winrich Kolbe

Teleplay By: Joe Menosky

Story By: Philip Lazebnik and Joe Menosky


Related Items:


El-Adrel IV

Gallos II

Shantil III

Magellan, Shuttlecraft

Tamarians, a.k.a. "The Children of Tama"

Lerishi IV

Kanda IV

Shiku Maru

Shuttlecraft, Type 6

Tamarian ship

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This was an absolutely stunning episode.


The writing in this episode were totally world class.


The performances of Paul Winfield (RIP) and Patrick Stewart were of a standard of brilliance I cannot possibly do justice to in this review. You must see this episode.


Whoever thought that a line like "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra" would be so endearing and compelling.




Gold Standard episode.


Rating = 5

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Growing up I liked this TNG ep the best and consider among my personal fave eps of the series. I give it a 5. This was a neat high concept ep about a race that speaks in metaphor. Paul Winfield did a superb job in his role of Darmok and who can forget his classic line "Darmok and Jilad at Tannagra"? An ep that i never tire of even after years of watching it countless times. :look:

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Excellent 5 star episode with guest stars Paul Winfield and Ashley Judd. Trivia from Memory Alpha:


Memorable Quotes

"Darmok, and Jalad... at Tanagra!" - Dathon


"Shaka, when the walls fell." - Dathon and Picard (repeated often by both)


"Temba, his arms wide!" - Dathon


"That's how you communicate, isn't it? By citing example... by metaphor! Uzani's army... with fists open..."

"Sukat, his eyes uncovered!" - Picard and Dathon


"Darmok, and Jalad... on the ocean."

"Darmok and Jalad... they left together." - Dathon and Picard


Background Information

This is the first episode which introduces a new captain's uniform: a grey undershirt with an open red jacket. Although the jacket has a black yoke like the standard uniforms, the yoke is made of a material that looks like leather and has a quilted pattern. Also, the red portion of the jacket is made from a material that looks like suede.


This episode marks the first appearance of the Type 6 shuttlecraft.


Paul Winfield was previously seen in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as the ill-fated Captain Clark Terrell.

The story about Gilgamesh and Enkidu is from the Epic of Gilgamesh, a Babylonian poem which is one of the earliest known literary works (2150 BC-2000 BC).


This episode marks the first appearance of Ensign Robin Lefler, who later played an important part in discovering the conspiracy in the episode "The Game".


Uncredited Co-Stars

Rex Pierson as an El-Adrel IV lifeform

Cameron as Ensign Kellogg

Norman Hunte as Tamarian #1

Milan Ruba as Tamarian #2

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