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A duckblind mission on Mintaka III goes awry when the observation outpost's systems malfunction. Trying to rescue an injured researcher, Picard, Troi and Riker inadvertenly cause cultural damage when they are discovered and perceived as Gods...
I'm sure this is the first episode to delve into pre-warp civilisations on Next Gen. We're confronted, for the first time, with what to do about a culture that does not understand the technology of the 24th century, yet it has been thrust upon them.

I like the way the episode explored the problem, and our first view of Bajor ;).
Patrick Stewart as Captain Picard
Jonathon Frakes
as Commander Riker
Gates McFadden
as Doctor Crusher
Brent Spiner
as Lt. Commander Data
LeVar Burton
as Lt. Commander LaForge
Michael Dorn
as Lt. Worf
Marina Sirtis
as Counselor Troi
Wil Wheaton
as Acting Ensign Wesley Crusher
Guest Cast:
Kathryn Leigh Scott
Ray Wise
James Greene
Pamela Segall
John McLiam
Written By:
Richard Manning and
Hans Beimler
Directed By:
Robert Wiemer
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