stardate--41235.25--The Enterprise travels to the planet Ligon, the only source of a vaccine needed to fight a dreaded plaque; but the ruler of Ligon decides that he wants Tasha in return.
original airdate--October 12,1987 rating--9.5 millions
music--Theme music by Alexander Courage and Jerry Goldsmith
Goof--Portal swings his staff while approaching Riker showing off his speed and dexterity. It's obvious that the video is at double speed for this effect.
Trivia--First Star Trek appearance of Armin Shimerman as the Ferengi officer Letek (one of the three Ferengi officers on the surface). Shimerman would later go on to play the Ferengi bartender Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
[Voice of Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean Luc Picard]
"Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It's continuing voyages to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before!"