Episode 207: "Unification, Part I" 

Captain Picard is disturbed to learn that the legendary Vulcan, Mr. Spock, has gone on an unauthorized mission to the planet Romulus. He immediately travels to Vulcan to speak with Spock's father Sarek, a close friend with whom he shared a mind meld the year before. Sarek's wife, Perrin, informs Picard that her husband is gravely ill, and confides to Picard the details of the strained relationship between Spock and his father. Despite Sarek's illness, Picard is able to see him, and the Vulcan tells Picard that his son may be in touch with the Romulan senator Pardek. He also asks Picard to convey his love to his son. Back on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, Riker and La Forge inspect several metal fragments, identified as Vulcan, recovered from a downed Ferengi ship. When the Vulcans claim to know nothing about the materials, Riker and Geordi assume the Ferengi have stolen them.
Upon his return to the Enterprise, Picard summons the help of the Klingons in hopes of receiving an undetectable ship to use to travel to Romulus. After several days, Picard finally reaches Gowron, who provides the vessel after a great deal of prodding. Meanwhile, covert reports from Romulus confirm Spock's meeting with Senator Pardek, who Data learns has been an advocate for peace, and reunification of the Vulcan and Romulan states, for many decades.

Disguised as Romulans, Picard and Data make their way toward the planet in the Klingon ship. At the same time, Riker and Troi work together to find out how the metal material, now identified as a disassembled Vulcan deflector array, ended up in the hands of the Ferengi.

During a difficult night aboard the Klingon ship, Picard is informed that Sarek has died. While investigating the mysterious Vulcan deflector array, the Enterprise encounters an unidentified alien warship. When the ship refuses to answer Riker's hails and prepares to attack, Riker orders Worf to fire a warning shot. Although the firepower used is small, the hostile ship explodes into space.

Picard and Data transport down to Romulus where disguised, they stop at a cafe across from Senator Pardek's office. They see Pardek and begin to move toward him when suddenly they are kidnapped by several Romulan soldiers. Later, however, they are approached by Senator Pardek, who explains that he had them kidnapped for their own protection. As Picard briefs the Senator on the reasons behind his mission, Spock suddenly appears before him.

Production: 208
Season: 5 Episode: 7
Original Air Date: 11.04.1991
Stardate: 45236.4
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
Joanna Miles as Perrin
Mark Lenard as Sarek
Malachi Throne as Pardek
Stephen D. Root as K'Vada
Daniel Roebuck as Romulan #1
Norman Large as Neral
Graham Jarvis as Dokachin
Erick Avari as B'iJik
Mimi Cozzens as Soup Woman
Karen Hensel as Admiral
Leonard Nimoy as Spock
Majel Barrett as Computer Voice
Leonard Nimoy Trivia:

Father of Nancy Nimoy and Julie Nimoy.

Had a pet store in Canoga Park, CA during the 1960s

His father had a barbershop in Boston, where one of the more popular haircuts given was the "Spock cut."

Was William Shatner's Best Man at his third wedding to Nerine Kidd.

Also directed the 1984 The Bangles video: "Going Down To Liverpool".

Attended Antioch University, and will receive an honorary doctorate from the school in fall 2000.

Has played two characters whose boss is named 'Jim': Captain James T. 'Jim' Kirk in "Star Trek" (1966) and Jim Phelps in "Mission: Impossible" (1966).

Stated at a 1993 convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada that he has contracted out his signature, and can only sign items the company he has a contact with authorizes, and therefore does not sign for fans, otherwise he could be sued for breach of contract.

The "Vulcan nerve pinch" concept on "Star Trek" (1966) was invented by Nimoy when he and the show's writers were trying to figure out how an unarmed Spock could overpower an adversary without resorting to violence.

When Richard Widmark left, Nimoy became the Friday night host for "The Mutual Radio Theater" on Mutual Radio (1980).

Served in the United States Army, under the service number ER 11 229 770, from December 3, 1953 to November 23, 1955. Received an Honorable Discharge in the rank of Sergeant.

Hit #121 on the Billboard Singles Chart in 1967 with "Visit to a Sad Planet" (Dot 17038)

Is a vegetarian.

Lent his famous voice to the introduction at the Mugar Omni Theater (The Museum of Science, Boston)

Because of his schedule, part two of the two-part "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) episode "Unification" was filmed before part one.

Father of 'Julie Nimoy' .

Is an accomplished photographer (specializing in black and white images), and has given exhibitions of his works.

Has two roles in common with voice actor Frank Welker. Welker provided the screams for the young Spock in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984). Welker also provided the voice of Galvatron in the third and fourth seasons of "Transformers" (1984), a role which Nimoy had voiced in the film The Transformers: The Movie (1986).

Was approached to direct Star Trek: Generations (1994), as well as appear as Spock in the film. He declined because Spock's role in the movie would have been a cameo. Nimoy stated that he did not want to play Spock, or direct any Star Trek movie in which Spock was not an integral part of the plot. Spock's character was consequently edited from the script.

The sign that Spock makes with his hand is half of what is commonly done by the Cohanim, the Jewish Priests, when they bless the congregation.

Is an avid writer of poetry and has written many books.

Is the only actor to appear in every episode of the original "Star Trek" (1966) series.

Along with Majel Barrett, he is one of only two actors to appear in both the first and last episodes of the original "Star Trek" (1966) series.

Made both his first (the first ever "Star Trek" (1966) episode 'The Cage') and last (the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) episode 'Unification Part II') 'Star Trek' appearances with Malachi Throne.

At 6' 1", he was the tallest member of the cast of the original "Star Trek" (1966) series.

Has appeared in episodes of five different series with William Shatner: "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (1964), "Star Trek" (1966), "Star Trek" (1973), "T.J. Hooker" (1982), and "Futurama" (1999).

Is the only actor to appear in both pilots of the original "Star Trek" (1966) series.

Of the seven original "Star Trek" (1966) cast members, he is the only one to appear in the first pilot, 'The Cage'.

Has appeared in four different productions with Malachi Throne: "Star Trek" (1966), "Mission: Impossible" (1966), Assault on the Wayne (1971) (TV) and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987).

Due to their similar deep voices, it was rumoured for years that Nimoy actually recorded the bulk of Orson Welles Unicron dialogue in The Transformers: The Movie (1986). Welles died before the film's release, but voice actress Susan Blu has gone on record saying that Welles recorded all his lines before his death.

Was born only four days after his "Star Trek" (1966) co-star William Shatner.

Appeared in episodes of three different series with James Doohan: "Star Trek" (1966), "Star Trek" (1973) and "Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man" (1994).

Has appeared in episodes of three different series with George Takei and Nichelle Nichols: "Star Trek" (1966), "Star Trek" (1973) and "Futurama" (1999).

When Mark Lenard and Jane Wyatt were cast as his parents in "Star Trek" (1966), they asked him if he had any advice on the Vulcan characters and culture, seeing as how he was the show's main Vulcan character. He replied that he felt the Vulcans were very much a "hand oriented people" and so Lenard and Wyatt came up with a hand gesture in which they touched and held their fingers together to indicate a sense of intimacy.

Suffers from tinnitus (ringing in the ears), along with "Star Trek" (1966) co-star William Shatner. Nimoy's right ear and Shatner's left ear are affected. Their hearing was apparently damaged during the filming of the episode "Arena" when they were both close to a special effects explosion.






















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                     "Unification Part I" 
                           Story by 
                 Rick Berman & Michael Piller 
                          Teleplay by 
                          Jeri Taylor 
                          Directed by 
                          Les Landau 
Copyright 1991 Paramount Pictures Corporation. All Rights
Reserved. This script is not for publication or
reproduction. No one is authorized to dispose of same. If
lost or destroyed, please notify the Script Department.
                         FINAL DRAFT
                      SEPTEMBER 13, 1991
     STAR TREK: "Unification Part I" - REV. 9/18/91 - CAST 
                     "Unification Part I" 
            PICARD                   ADMIRAL BRACKETT
            RIKER                    PERRIN
            DATA                     SAREK
            BEVERLY                  B'IJIK
            TROI                     K'VADA
            GEORDI                   DOKACHIN
            WORF                     PARDEK
            COMPUTER VOICE           SPOCK
                                     KLINGON COM VOICE
                                     ROMULAN #1
                                     ROMULAN SOUP WOMAN
              SUPERNUMERARIES        Non-Speaking  
                                       N.D. ROMULAN CIVILIANS
       STAR TREK: "Unification Part I" - 9/13/91 - SETS 
                     "Unification Part I" 
            INTERIORS                  EXTERIORS
            USS ENTERPRISE             USS ENTERPRISE
              MAIN BRIDGE
              TRANSPORTER ROOM
              CORRIDOR                 SURPLUS YARD
              CARGO BAY                KLINGON BIRD OF PREY
                                       ROMULUS CAPITOL CITY
                                         ROMULAN STREET
            BIRD OF PREY
              KLINGON QUARTERS
              ROMULAN OFFICE
              (ON VIEWSCREEN)
              (ON VIEWSCREEN)
   STAR TREK: "Unification" Pt. I - 9/17/91 - PRONUNCIATION 
                     "Unification Part I" 
                      PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 
               B'IJIK                  BYE-jihk
               HANOLIN                 hn-OH-lin
               KLIM DOKACHIN           klim DOCK-uh-chin
               KROCTON                 CROCK-tahn
               K'VADA                  kuh-VAH-duh
               NERAL                   nuh-RAHL
               PARDEK                  PAHR-dek
               QUALOR TWO              KWAY-lohr 2
               T'PAU                   t'-POW (as in pow-wow)
               Hechu' ghoS             heh-KOO GOHSS
               Jatlh                   JAHT-leh
               MeH HoD                 meh-HODE
               MeHmaH ghoS             meh-mah GOHSS
               So'wl'chu               sawl-KOO


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