Season: 3

Original Airdate: 4/21/1990

Writer(s): Dennis Putman Bailey and David Bischoff
Director(s): Robert Scheerer

Guest Stars
Colm Meaney as Miles O’Brien
Harry Groener as Tam Elbrun
Michael Cavanaugh as Captain DeSoto
Peter Vogt as Romulan Commander

Stardate: 43779.3

Synopsis: The Hood unexpectedly joins the Enterprise and delivers their new orders and a passenger, Tam Elbrun. Tam is a Betazoid telepath and specializes in first-contacts but, he is also not well liked because he lacks tact. Tam explains that a recently discovered object in orbit around a dying star is suspected of being a living spaceship, dubbed “Tin Man” and Tam’s mission is to contact it. However, the Romulans claim that space and are also sending ships to contact the newly discovered alien.

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