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Responding to a general hail from the 'Children of Tamar' Captain Picard is beamed to a planet with the alien ship's Captain. They must learn to communicate with each other before an aggressive alien of the planet overwhelms them...
This was a great hour of television. Paraphrasing Deanna - 'we have all this technology and we can't communicate with them.' Darmok grabbed the Star Trek episode 'how-to' guide and threw it out the window and in fact, no meaningful resolution came of this episode, except the Tamarians stopped firing on the Enterprise and left.

Are we friends with these people now? Did anything that happen, including their Captain dying in the vein hope of communication, have a purpose? Make up your own mind I guess.
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
Guest Cast:
Richard Allen
Colm Meaney
Paul Winfield
Ashley Judd
Teleplay By:
Joe Menosky

Story By:
Philip Lazebnik and
Joe Menosky

Directed By:
Winrich Kolbe
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