First Contact
Episode 15 of 26 within Season Four. Item 88 of 182 overall.
Production number 189.
Marc Scott Zicree - Story
Dennis Russell Bailey - Teleplay
David Bischoff - Teleplay
Joe Menosky - Teleplay
Ronald D. Moore - Teleplay
Michael Piller - Teleplay
Cliff Bole - Director
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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

network: Syndication

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!"

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regional titles

First Contact
Premier contact
Erster Kontakt
Primo contatto
Primer contacto