Episode 113: "The Big Goodbye" 

The U.S.S. Enterprise must pass through the quadrant Korona IV, which is inhabited by the Jarada, an insect-like race that demands a precise greeting from the Captain of any ship wishing to enter their territory.
Taking a break from the difficult greeting preparations with the Jarada, Captain Picard visits 1941 San Francisco in the fabricated environment of the holodeck. He is soon joined by Data, Dr. Crusher and Whalen, the ship's historian. But when the holodeck malfunctions, the four crew members are trapped in a 20th century murder adventure in which Whalen is killed and Picard, Data and Crusher are held at gunpoint by gangsters.

While Wesley Crusher struggles to repair the holodeck and get the kidnapped crew back to the ship, the Jarada threaten to prevent the U.S.S. Enterprise from traveling through their quadrant unless they are greeted by the Captain ... in one hour!

As Wesley's repairs near completion, the passageway back to the starship begins to materialize. Picard tricks two of the three criminals into entering the passageway, where their fabricated images instantly dematerialize in a real environment. After a brief skirmish with Picard, the third criminal is felled by Data. Upon returning safely to the ship, Picard successfully executes the Jaradan greeting, allowing the U.S.S. Enterprise to pass through without incident.

Production: 113
Season: 1 Episode: 11
Original Air Date: 01.11.1988
Stardate: 41997.7
Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes as William Riker
Brent Spiner as Data
LeVar Burton as Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn as Worf
Gates McFadden as Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi
Denise Crosby as Natasha (Tasha) Yar
Wil Wheaton as Wesley Crusher
Lawrence Tierney as Cyrus Redblock
Harvey Jason as Felix Leech
William Boyett as Lt. Dan Bell
David Selsburg as Whalen
Gary Armagnac as Lt. McNary
Biography for
Patrick Stewart
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Born Mirfield, Yorkshire, England. Member of various local drama groups from about age 12. Left school at 15 to work as junior reporter on local paper; quit when Editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working. Spent a year as furniture salesman, saving cash to attend drama school. Accepted by Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1957. Professional debut 1959 in Repertory in Lincoln; work at Manchester Library Theatre and a tour round the world with the Old Vic Company followed in the early 60s. Joined Royal Shakespeare Company in 1966, to begin 27-year association. Following a spell with the Royal National Theatre in the mid 80s, he went to Los Angeles to star in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987), which ran from 1987 - 1994, playing the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard. He returned to theatre work on the end of this series.

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"The Big Good-bye"

Written by
Tracy Torme

Directed by
Joseph L. Scanlan

Copyright 1987 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights

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OCTOBER 14, 1987

STAR TREK: "The Big Good-bye" - 10/14/87 - CAST

"The Big Good-bye"


PICARD                                            SECRETARY
RIKER                                    JESSICA BRADLEY
BEVERLY                                       FELIX LEECH
DATA                            JARADAN (HA-RAH-DAN)
TROI                                                      WHALEN
TASHA                            NEWSPAPER VENDOR
WORF                                            LT. DAN BELL
GEORDI                                          LT. MCNARY
WESLEY                                DESK SERGEANT

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