Episode 244: "Starship Mine" 

The Enterprise, docked at the orbiting Remmler Array, is evacuated in order to undergo a baryon sweep, a procedure that scans the ship with deadly rays in order to eliminate accumulated particles which have collected on the vessel over years of space travel. La Forge informs Picard that because baryon particle levels from the ship are so high, a more powerful sweep than normal may be needed to clear out all the radiation. Toward that end, La Forge ordered extra field diverters for the Bridge and the computer core, to further protect those sensitive areas from the sweep.
The senior officers, with the exception of Worf, who managed to get excused, attend a reception at the Arkaria Base on the planet below, hosted by Commander Hutchinson. However, Picard finds an excuse to leave the gathering, and with only minutes before the baryon sweep begins, he hurries to the Enterprise. But as he prepares to return to the planet, Picard notices that one of the technicians who came aboard is still there, working on a panel in a corridor. Suspicious of Picard's presence, the technician prepares to attack, but the captain gets the upper hand, striking the man and rendering him unconscious. Picard makes a run for the transporter room, but he is too late, the ship's primary power cuts off just as he steps onto the transporter pad.

Picard finds his unconscious assailant and drags him into Sickbay. When the man comes to, Picard commands him to reveal the real purpose of the technicians aboard the Enterprise. The man refuses comment, so Picard hyposprays him and takes his communicator, but is eventually captured by another member of the group, Kiros. Meanwhile, at the reception, the station administrator, Mr. Orton, leads a surprise takeover, firing alien phasers. Geordi is wounded, and Commander Hutchinson is killed. The officers are held hostage. The officers devise a plan to use the wounded Geordi's VISOR to emit a hypersonic pulse, which would render everyone but Data unconscious.

Picard gets away by escaping through a Jefferies tube but his pursuer, Satler, is killed by the sweep. Picard contacts Kelsey, warning her against moving the volatile trilithium resin to Ten-Forward, where they are planning to go to avoid the sweep as long as possible. Kelsey, undaunted, has her assistant Neil put the substance in a container. Meanwhile, Picard arms himself with a crossbow, then goes to Sickbay, coats the arrow tips with a colored liquid, and finds two powders he can combine in order to create small explosions. He gets one of the thieves, Pomet, with an arrow in the leg, from which the liquid knocks out the alien. But Picard is once again caught by Kiros. Kelsey, now almost at Ten-Forward, murders Neil because she has no more use for him. Meeting Kiros, the two of them take Picard with them to Ten-Forward.

Back at the Arkaria Base, Riker orders their plan into motion, and soon everyone but Data slumps to the floor. Meanwhile, Picard reveals his true identity and offers himself as a hostage in lieu of the trilithium resin, but Kelsey turns down the deal since she intends to sell the substance rather than use it for terrorist purposes. Moving into Ten-Forward, Kiros steps into strips of Picard's two powders, which creates a small explosion that disables her. Picard and Kelsey fight for the trilithium resin. Suddenly, the sweep comes through the wall and Kelsey grabs the container, beaming over to a waiting ship, leaving Picard to face certain doom. Thinking quickly, he speaks into his communicator, urgently telling anyone who hears to deactivate the baryon sweep. With seconds to spare, the glow of the sweep fades. Data, having gained control on the Arkaria Base, has answered his captain's plea. Soon afterward, Kelsey's ship explodes, since Picard managed to steal the pin from the container of trilithium resin during their struggle.

Production: 244
Season: 6 Episode: 18
Original Air Date: 03.29.1993
Stardate: 46682.4
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
David Spielberg as Hutchinson
Marie Marshall as Kelsey
Tim Russ as Devor
Glenn Morshower as Orton
Tom Nibley as Neil
Tim de Zarn as Satler
Patricia Tallman as Kiros
Arlee Reed as Waiter
Alan Altshuld as Pomet
Tim Russ (Tuvok on Voyager) appears in this episode as Devor (the mercenary who Picard hits with his saddle and later sedates in Sickbay).

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                        "Starship Mine" 
                          Written by 
                         Morgan Gendel 
                          Directed by 
                          Cliff Bole 
Copyright 1992 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
                       JANUARY 14, 1993
          STAR TREK: "Starship Mine" - 1/14/93 - CAST 
                        "Starship Mine" 
                PICARD             DEVOR
                RIKER              HUTCHINSON
                DATA               KELSEY
                BEVERLY            KIROS
                TROI               NEIL
                WORF               ORTON
                GEORDI             POMET
                COMPUTER VOICE 
                Non-Speaking       Non-Speaking
                  N.D. CREWMEMBERS   N.D. ARKARIANS
          STAR TREK: "Starship Mine" - 1/14/93 - SETS 
                        "Starship Mine" 
            INTERIORS                  EXTERIORS
            USS ENTERPRISE             USS ENTERPRISE
              MAIN BRIDGE
              TURBOLIFT                ARKARIA BASE
              READY ROOM               REMMLER ARRAY
              TRANSPORTER ROOM
              WORF'S QUARTERS
              JEFFERIES TUBE
              TEN FORWARD
            ARKARIA BASE
              MULTI PURPOSE ROOM
         STAR TREK: "Starship Mine" - 1/15/93 - PRONUNCIATION          
                STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION                  
                        "Starship Mine"  
                      PRONUNCIATION GUIDE                       
                 ARKARIA         ARE-care-ee-uh
                 BARYON          BARE-ee-on
                 TRILITHIUM      tri-LITH-ee-um

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