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“Unnatural Selection”

Episode Number33 (2.07)
Production Number133
Season2
Stardate42494.8
Original Airdate30-Jan-1989
TeleplayJohn Mason and Mike Gray
DirectorPaul Lynch
Pulaski and Kingsley on Darwin Station
Synopsis

When the Enterprise answers a distress call from the U.S.S. Lantree, their investigation leads them to the Darwin Genetic Research Station on Gagarin IV, where Dr. Pulaski contracts an aging-disease from genetically-engineered human children.

Guest Cast

Diana Muldaur (Dr. Katherine Pulaski)
Patricia Smith (Dr. Sara Kingsley)
Colm Meaney (Transporter Chief O'Brien)
J. Patrick McNamara (Captain Taggert)
Scott Trost (Ensign)
George Baxter (The "Child")

Notes
  • Darwin Station has created genetically engineered humans, even though it has been established that this is illegal in the Federation.
  • This is the first episode in which the Transporter Chief played by Colm Meaney is given a name: O'Brien.
  • The Enterprise destroys the U.S.S. Lantree NCC-1837 to prevent spread of the virus.