Star Trek: The Next Generation
|Episode Number||102 (5.02)|
|Teleplay||Philip Lazebnik and Joe Menosky|
Tamarian captain Dathon has himself and Picard transported to the planet El-Adrel IV where they must fight a dangerous beast and learn to communicate through metaphor.Guest Cast
Paul Winfield (Captain Dathon)
Richard James (Tamarian first officer)
Colm Meaney (Lt. Miles O'Brien)
Ashley Judd (Ensign Robin Lefler)
- Picard begins wearing a new uniform top: a black and grey under-shirt and a tunic made of leather and red suede.
- This episode introduces the new Starfleet warp-capable mid-sized Type-VI Shuttlecraft Magellan.
- "Children of Tama" is the name the Tamarians use to describe themselves.
- "Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra" indicates an attempt to understand each other by sharing a common experience.
- "Sokath, his eyes uncovered" refers to acheiving sudden insight or understanding.
- "Shaka, when the walls fell" refers to the inability to understand or be understood.
- Ensign Lefler will be featured in "The Game" with Wesley Crusher.