Stardate: Unknown--The inhabitants of Malcoria III have recently developed warp technology.
Meanwhile, the warp project is still in its infancy and largely experimental, the Federation believes it is a sufficient reason for first contact between their two cultures to take place. However, their efforts on contact are hindered by the fact that Riker is lost on the surface, and a xenophobic attitude is prevalent among some Malcorians.
original airdate: February 18,1991 rating: 11.4 million
music: Theme song Feature music by Dennis McCarthy
Alien races: Bolian, Malcorians
Trivia: The Malcorians are on the verge of space flight, but their culture encourages the belief that they are alone and at the centre of the galaxy.
"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!"