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July 8, 2013

Darmok

darmok

Darmok‘ is the 102nd episode of the science fiction television series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ the second episode of the fifth season. The episode features Paul Winfield, who previously played Captain Terrell in ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.’

The senior crew discuss their latest mission: to make contact with the Tamarian race who have been transmitting signals toward Federation space for weeks. The Enterprise makes contact with a Tamarian ship in orbit around the planet El-Adrel. Though the universal translator can translate their words, the Tamarians only communicate through metaphor which baffles the Enterprise crew. Likewise, the Tamarians cannot understand Picard’s straightforward use of language.

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