Plot: From the beginning of the Federation, the Prime Directive was clear: no Starfleet expedition may interfere with the natural development of other civilizations. But now Picard is confronted with orders that undermine that decree. If he obeys, 600 peaceful residents of Ba’ku will be forcibly removed from their remarkable world, all for the reportedly greater good of millions who will benefit from Ba’ku’s fountain-of-youth-like powers. If he disobeys, he will risk his starship, his career, his life. But for Picard, there’s really only one choice. He must rebel against Starfleet…and lead the insurrection to preserve paradise.

Rating: PG

Directed By: Jonathan Frakes

Written By: Michael Piller and Rick Berman

Production: Paramount Pictures

In Theaters: December 11, 1998

On DVD: May 11, 1999

Box Office: $70,117,571 (USA)

Budget: $58,000,000

Runtime:1 hr. 43 mins.

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Captain Jean-Luc Picard – Patrick Stewart
Commander William T. Riker – Jonathan Frakes
Lt. Commander Data – Brent Spiner
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge – LeVar Burton
Lt. Commander Worf – Michael Dorn
Doctor Beverly Crusher – Gates McFadden
Counselor Deanna Troi – Marina Sirtis

Ad’har Ru’afo – F. Murray Abraham
Anij – Donna Murphy
Vice-Admiral Dougherty – Anthony Zerbe
Gallatin – Gregg Henry
Sojef – Daniel Hugh Kelly
Artim – Michael Welch
Tournel – Mark Deakins
Perim – Stephanie Niznik
Lt. Daniels – Michael Horton