The First Duty
Episode 19 of 26 within Season Five. Item 118 of 182 overall.
Production number 219.
Ronald D. Moore - Writer
Naren Shankar - Writer
Paul Lynch - Director
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Stardate: 45703.9--Wesley is at Starfleet Academy and is a member of a crack flying team. There is an incident in which a fellow member of the team dies. This is due to the team practising a forbidden manouvre.

However, the question is should Wesley remain silent to protect his team leader and his fellow team members, or reveal the truth to the investigating tribunal.

original airdate: March 30,1992     rating: 12.1 million

network: Syndication

music: Theme song Feature music by Dennis McCarthy


Alien races: Bajoran, Vulcan

Goofs: When Captain Picard is talking with Groundskeeper Boothby, Picard's breathing is clearly visible, and fog can also be seen in the background, but Boothby's breath cannot be seen. Apparently their lines were filmed in different climates.



"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

The First Duty
Le premier devoir
Ein missglücktes Manöver
Il primo dovere
La primera obligación