Star Trek: The Next Generation/First Contact

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First Contact
Airdate February 18, 1991
Production Number 189
Writer(s) Dennis Russel Bailey, David Bischoff, Joe Menosky, Ronald D. Moore, Michael Piller
Director(s) Cliff Bole
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First Contact is the fifteenth episode of the fourth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the eighty-ninth episode overall.

Guest Stars: George Coe (Avel Durken), Carolyn Seymour (Mirasta Yale), George Hearn (Berel), Michael Ensign (Krola), Steven Anderson (Dr. Nilrem), Sachi Parker (Dr. Tava), Bebe Neuwirth (Lanel)


Plot Overview

When Commander Riker is injured during a first contact misison on Malcor 3, his cover is blown and he is exposed as an alien.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Unable to find Riker, Picard must proceed with First Contact. His first contact is a warp scientist, Mirasta Yale. She convinces Picard to keep Riker's existence on the planet a secret from the government.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

A Malcorian day apprently has 29 "hours".

Memorable Moments

One of the most memorable moments in this episode comes when Riker is trying to escape from the hospital where he is kept under heavy guard. Lanel, presumably a nurse, offers to create a distraction, but only if he will make love to her ... because she has "always wanted to make love to an alien".


Riker: Now, will you help me?
Nurse Lanel: If you make love to me? [...] I've always wanted to make love to an alien.


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