Stardate 44356.9--Troi begins to experience severe pain, and at the same time, the Enterprise is suddenly unable to go to warp speed.
Meanwhile, Troi soon realizes that she's lost her empathic sense, and the Enterprise is heading uncontrollably toward a black-hole-like cosmic string.
original airdate: December 31,1990 rating: 12.2 million
music: Theme song Feature music by Dennis McCarthy
Alien races: El-Aurian
Trivia: 47-reference: Data states that at warp six, the Enterprise will reach the T'lli Beta system in six days, thirteen hours and 47 minutes.
"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!"