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Star trek: The next generation 5.02b - Silicon avatar

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While surveying land on a Federation colony known as Melona IV, Riker, Data and Doctor Crusher are suddenly interrupted by the appearance of a massive, crystal-like structure which begins to descend toward the planet. Riker recognises the object as the crystalline entity and immediately begins herding the colonists together to search for shelter. The group watches in horror as the entity destroys the countryside with brilliant beams of light. All but two survive to find shelter inside a small cave - but the cave has a limited air supply.

Just as Beverly insists that the cave be opened to let in more air, Worf appears at the entrance, much to everyone's relief. The crew and colonists are transported back to the Enterprise, where they are greeted by scientist Kila Marr (Ellen Geer), who has spent her life studying the crystalline entity. Picard suggests that Data aid Marr in her investigation. Marr, however, opposes the idea, reminding Picard that Data's brother Lore lured the crystalline entity to the planet Omicron Theta where it ruthlessly killed every living thing...

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
  • Ellen Geer .... Kila Marr
  • Susan Diol .... Carmen
  • Jeri Taylor .... Screenwriter
  • Lawrence V Conley .... Storywriter
  • Cliff Bole .... Director

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Intelligence report

FYI: An avatar is the manifestation of a Hindu deity (especially Vishnu, the preserver of worlds) in Human, superhuman or animal form.

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