Stump the King: Star Trek: TNG
This week's letter comes from a fan named Jim Rodrigues.
"I just saw an episode I've never seen before! This was rare indeed. It involved the crew of the Enterprise devolving into different creatures. Barkley became a spider. Captain Picard was becoming a lemur. Warf (sic) was biting amphibian Troi. It was my favorite episode other than one of the best T.V. episodes ever, "Cause and Effect." I was wondering if this "monsters running around" episode was released for Halloween? It would be the perfect October 31st episode. If someone knows the title and the date of release, I surely would appreciate it."
Well, Jim, the episode that you describe was actually entitled Genesis and it aired on March 21st, 1994. I agree that it was a brilliant episode but clearly, it was not intended to be a Halloween offering.
The other episode you mention, Cause and Effect, is one of my favorites as well. For yhose who don't recall, this was the episode that featured the Enterprise caught in a time loop where they end up being destroyed over and over. Eventually, they break the cycle and meet Kelsey Grammer as Morgan Bateson.
Here is this week's question?
What other Cheers regular made a cameo on Star Trek: The Next Generation?
Congratulations MNJayW. You got it right!