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Star trek: The next generation 5.10b - Cost of living

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After destroying a deadly asteroid in the Pelloris Field, the Enterprise heads toward the Moselina System unaware that a cloud of strange particles have attached themselves to the ship's hull. As they travel, Troi's mother Lwaxana (Majel Barrett) transports aboard with an unusual announcement - she is planning to get married on the Enterprise to Campio (Tony Jay), a man whom she has never met.

Troi has been counselling Worf and his son Alexander (Brian Bonsall), who have been clashing over the child's responsibilities. Soon, Lwaxana meets Alexander and takes a liking to him. She persuades him to skip his appointment with Troi and accompany her to the holodeck instead. There, she takes him for a visit to a colony of artists, poets and free thinkers and a mud bath. Troi and Worf, meanwhile, begin a search for the missing child that leads them to the holodeck.

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
  • Majel Barrett .... Lwaxana Troi
  • Tony Jay .... Campio
  • Brian Bonsall .... Alexander
  • Carel Struycken .... Mister Homn
  • David Oliver .... a young man
  • Albie Selznick .... the juggler
  • Patrick Cronin .... Erko
  • Tracey D'arcy .... a young woman
  • George Edie .... the poet
  • Christopher Halste .... the first learner
  • Peter Allan Fields .... Screenwriter
  • Winrich Kolbe .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report


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