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Star trek: The next generation 5.01b - Darmok

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The Enterprise receives a signal from the Children of Tama, an alien race that has no history of violence, but whose language has been deemed incomprehensible to Humans. Orbiting an uninhabited planet, Picard and the crew hope to establish relations with the Tamarians. But while he and Dathon (Paul Winfield), the Tamarian Captain, make several attempts to communicate over their viewscreens, neither can understand the other. Suddenly Dathon turns to him, armed with two daggers, and both Captains dematerialise and are transported to the surface of the planet below.

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
  • Majel Barrett .... USS Enterprise-D computer voice
  • Paul Winfield .... Dathon
  • Colm Meaney .... O'Brien
  • Richard Allen .... Tamarian First Officer
  • Ashley Judd .... Ensign Lefler
  • Philip Lazebnik .... Storywriter
  • Joe Menosky .... Storywriter, Screenwriter
  • Winrich Kolbe .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report


Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Out now

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The Children of Tama's language
  • Rai and Jiri at Lungha. Rai of Lowani. Lowani under two moons. Jiri of Ubaya. Ubaya of crossed roads. At Lungha. Lungha, her sky Grey.
  • Kadir beneath Mo Moteh.
  • The river Temarc in winter.
  • Shaka, when the walls fell.
  • Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra.
  • Zima, at Anso! Zima and Bakor!
  • Mirab, his sails unfurled!
  • Kiteo, his eyes closed. Chenza at court. The court of silence. Chenza...
  • Temba, his arms wide.
  • Uzani, his army at Lashmir. Uzani, his army, with fists open. His army with fists closed.
  • Sokath, his eyes uncovered!
  • Kailash! When it rises.
  • Kiazi's children, their faces wet.
  • Zinda! His face black, his eyes red! Callimas, at Bahar.
  • Kira at Bashi. Temba, his arms wide.

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