The Perfect Mate
Episode 21 of 26 within Season Five. Item 120 of 182 overall.
Production number 221.
Rene Echevarria - Story
Gary Perconte - Story
Gary Perconte - Teleplay
Michael Piller - Teleplay
Cliff Bole - Director
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Stardate: 45761.3--When the stasis field she was being transported in is broken, Capt. Picard unfortunately becomes the imprint for a female empathic metamorph destined to be mate of another world leader, in hopes of resolving a long interplanetary war.

Meanwhile, the empathic metamorph is nearing the final stages of a permanent imprint, which will bond her forever to her mate. Picard's strength of character and resolve are tested as she places her inherent talents into focus on him.

original airdate: April 27,1992        rating: 10.8 million

network: Syndication

music: Theme song Feature music by Dennis McCarthy


Alien races: Ferengi, Kriosians, Valtese, Harodians

Trivia: Male metamorphs are common, but female metamorphs are only born once every seven generations on Krios. Kamala is the first in 100 years.


"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 Perfect Mate
La parfaite compagne
Eine hoffnungslose Romanze
La donna perfetta
La compaņera perfecta