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Star trek: The next generation 4.11a - The drumhead

Stardate 44769.2
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When an explosion rips through the USS Enterprise's warp engine, visiting Klingon officer J'ddan (Henry Woronicz) is suspected of causing the disaster by providing the Romulans with schematics of the engine. An investigation begins and Admiral Norah Satie (Jean Simmons), renowned for exposing an alien conspiracy against Starfleet, comes out of retirement to help. Based on evidence compiled by Worf, Satie quickly extracts a confession from the Klingon, J'ddan, regarding his participation in smuggling diagrams off the ship, but he denies responsibility for the explosion. Satie's Betazoid aide Sabin (Bruce French) confirms that J'ddan is telling the truth, which implies to Satie that there is a co-conspirator aboard the ship.

While questioning crewmembers who had contact with J'ddan in search for his co-conspirator, Sabin uses his Betazoid powers to detect that one crewman, Simon Tarses (Spencer Garrett), is lying...

Persons of interest

  • Patrick Stewart .... Captain Jean-Luc Picard
  • Jonathan Frakes .... Commander Will Riker, Director
  • 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
  • Majel Barrett .... USS Enterprise-D computer voice
  • Henry Woronicz .... J'ddan
  • Jean Simmons .... Admiral Norah Satie
  • Bruce French .... Sabin
  • Spencer Garrett .... Simon Tarses
  • Ann Shea .... Nelien
  • Earl Billings .... the Starfleet Admiral
  • Jeri Taylor .... Screenwriter

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report


Security censorship classification

PG (Adult themes)

Not for public release in Australia before date

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