Chain of Command (I)
Episode 10 of 26 within Season Six. Item 135 of 182 overall.
Production number 236.
Frank Abatemarco - Story
Ronald D. Moore - Teleplay
Robert Scheerer - Director
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Stardate: 46357.4--Picard, Crusher and Worf get ready for an undercover mission into Cardassian space. Picard tells Worf and Crusher that the Cardassians may be perfecting a nearly invincible new form of biological warfare.

Meanwhile, the new captain causes great havoc among the remaining ship’s crew.

original airdate: December 14,1992 rating: 10.2 million

network: Syndication

music: Theme song Feature music by Dennis McCarthy


Alien races: Cardassians, Ferengi, Mizarian, Algolian, Bajoran

Starships: U.S.S. Cairo

Trivia: Picard's Starfleet serial number is SP-937-215.



"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

Chain of Command (I)
HiÈrarchie (I)
Geheime Mission auf Celtris Drei (1)
Il peso del comando (I)
Cadena de mando (I)