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Star trek: The next generation 3.01a - Evolution

Stardate 43125.8
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Welcome to the third season of Star trek: The next generation. The crew of the starship Enterprise NCC 1701-D is once again undergoing more changes. Doctor Pulaski leaves, in a shuttle craft of course, and Doctor Beverly Crusher returns. Whether teenager Wes will be happy with his mother around again remains to be seen. So stand by for another season of beings old and new, with a few surprises in store...

A mysterious breakdown of the USS Enterprise's main computer and life-support systems threatens to destroy the ship and her crew. Doctor Paul Stubbs (Ken Jenkins), an eminent scientist, has come aboard the USS Enterprise to study the explosion of a star in the Kavis Alpha Sector, which occurs only once every 196 years. As the crew prepares to launch Stubbs' research unit, the ship is suddenly drawn into the fiery path of the stellar matter. The USS Enterprise computers initially fail to respond to commands to stabilise, yet even after the ship is restored to normal, the computer reports no malfunction.

Knowing he must confide in someone, Wesley talks to his mother, Doctor Beverly Crusher, who has returned to the USS Enterprise after a year's service at Starfleet Medical. He explains that during a genetics experiment, he allowed two nanites, robots tiny enough to enter living cells, to interact. It now appears that they are rapidly replicating and essentially eating the main computer, shutting down the power, weapons, communications and life support systems on the ship, one by one.

Persons of interest

  • Patrick Stewart .... Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  • Jonathan Frakes .... Commander Will Riker
  • Michael Dorn .... Lieutenant Worf
  • Brent Spiner .... Lieutenant Commander Data
  • Gates McFadden .... Commander Doctor Beverly Crusher
  • Marina Sirtis .... Lieutenant Commander Counsellor Deanna Troi
  • LeVar Burton .... Commander Geordi La Forge
  • Wil Wheaton .... Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher
  • Majel Barrett .... USS Enterprise-D computer voice
  • Ken Jenkins .... Doctor Paul Stubbs
  • Scott Grimes .... Eric
  • Ron Glass .... Loken
  • Amy O'Neill .... Annette
  • Mary McCusker .... nurse
  • Randal Patrick .... Enterprise crewman
  • Michael Piller .... Storywriter, Screenwriter
  • Michael Wagner .... Screenwriter
  • Winrich Kolbe .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

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Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Out now

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