The Battle
Episode 8 of 25 within Season One. Item 8 of 182 overall.
Production number 110.
Larry Forrester - Story
Herbert J. Wright - Teleplay
Rob Bowman - Director
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Stardate: 41723.9--The Ferengi give Picard and the Federation a peace offering in the form of Picard's first starship, the Stargazer; but this turns out to be a trojan horse intended to exact revenge from Picard for his destruction of a Ferengi ship at the Battle of Maxia.

original airdate: November 16,1987 rating: 10.5 million

network: Syndication

music: Theme compose by Alexander Courage & Jerry Goldsmith


Alien races: Ferengi

Starships: U.S.S. Stargazer

Goof: When Worf runs to attack the Napoleonic creatures, one of them swings the butt of the musket at him, clearly missing him, but still knocks him down.

Trivia: The only episode in a Star Trek series featuring Q in which Q does NOT appear in any scene wearing a Starfleet Captain's uniform. Apart from appearing in a Starfleet Admiral's uniform at the beginning, he does wear his typical red uniform as a Commander when talking to Riker on the planet, and a yellow one as a Lieutenant Commander when mimicking Data.


[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!"

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007 Justice
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173 Bloodlines
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regional titles

The Battle
La bataille
Die Schlacht von Maxia
La battaglia
La batalla