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For other uses, see Darmok.

"Darmok" was the 102nd episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the second episode of the show's fifth season, first aired during the week of 30 September 1991. The episode was written by Philip LaZebnik & Joe Menosky and directed by Winrich Kolbe.



Beverly CrusherDataDathonGatesJaeKelloggGeordi La ForgeRobin LeflerMiles O'BrienJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerTogaranDeanna TroiWorfEl-Adrel creatureUSS Enterprise-D computerunnamed Tamariansunnamed USS Enterprise-D personnel (USS Enterprise-D personnel)
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DarmokDarmokGilgameshEnkiduJaladA. SilvestriSokath

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class explorer) • Magellan (type-6 shuttlecraft) • Tama
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SS Shiku Maru (class unspecified)


El-Adrel IVEl-Adrel system
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DarmokEarthGallos IIKanda IV (Kanda) • Lerishi IV (Lerishi) • Malindi VII (Malindi) • Razna V (Razna) • Shantil III (Shantil) • Sigma Tama IVTanagraTemarcUruk

Shipboard areas

USS Enterprise-D
bridgeobservation lounge

Races and cultures


States and organizations

Tanagra familyUnited Federation of PlanetsStarfleet

Other references

sciencebioscanbluffbullcaptaincommandercommunications channelcomputercounselordaggerdarmokEl-Adrel IV lifeformemperorensignfirst officerHomeric Hymnsionospherelieutenantlieutenant commanderlife signlinguistic databasemythologyNDTorbitparticle scattering fieldparticle sustaining beamphaserplasma reactorpolarity coil generatorred alertRomeo and Julietscattering fieldsectorsensorSeventh DynastyTamarian languageTanagratransportertransporter chiefuniversal translator

Children of Tama language references

AnzoBaharBakorBashiCallimasJiraKadirKanzaKiaziKiraKituayLashmirLowaniLunghaMirabMo MotehRaiShakaTembaUbayaUzaniZimaZinda


stardate 45047.2, 2368 (2360s chronology, Enterprise-D voyages)
Enterprise travels to El-Adrel.


Related media

Video releases



Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes and movies
Season 1 "Encounter at Farpoint" • "The Naked Now" • "Code of Honor" • "The Last Outpost" • "Where No One Has Gone Before" • "Lonely Among Us" • "Justice" • "The Battle" • "Hide and Q" • "Haven" • "The Big Goodbye" • "Datalore" • "Angel One" • "11001001" • "Too Short a Season" • "When the Bough Breaks" • "Home Soil" • "Coming of Age" • "Heart of Glory" • "The Arsenal of Freedom" • "Symbiosis" • "Skin of Evil" • "We'll Always Have Paris" • "Conspiracy" • "The Neutral Zone"
Season 2 "The Child" • "Where Silence Has Lease" • "Elementary, Dear Data" • "The Outrageous Okona" • "Loud as a Whisper" • "The Schizoid Man" • "Unnatural Selection" • "A Matter of Honor" • "The Measure of a Man" • "The Dauphin" • "Contagion" • "The Royale" • "Time Squared" • "The Icarus Factor" • "Pen Pals" • "Q Who" • "Samaritan Snare" • "Up the Long Ladder" • "Manhunt" • "The Emissary" • "Peak Performance" • "Shades of Gray"
Season 3 "Evolution" • "The Ensigns of Command" • "The Survivors" • "Who Watches the Watchers?" • "The Bonding" • "Booby Trap" • "The Enemy" • "The Price" • "The Vengeance Factor" • "The Defector" • "The Hunted" • "The High Ground" • "Deja Q" • "A Matter of Perspective" • "Yesterday's Enterprise" • "The Offspring" • "Sins of the Father" • "Allegiance" • "Captain's Holiday" • "Tin Man" • "Hollow Pursuits" • "The Most Toys" • "Sarek" • "Ménage à Troi" • "Transfigurations" • "The Best of Both Worlds"
Season 4 "The Best of Both Worlds" • "Family" • "Brothers" • "Suddenly Human" • "Remember Me" • "Legacy" • "Reunion" • "Future Imperfect" • "Final Mission" • "The Loss" • "Data's Day" • "The Wounded" • "Devil's Due" • "Clues" • "First Contact" • "Galaxy's Child" • "Night Terrors" • "Identity Crisis" • "The Nth Degree" • "Qpid" • "The Drumhead" • "Half a Life" • "The Host" • "The Mind's Eye" • "In Theory" • "Redemption"
Season 5 "Redemption" • "Darmok" • "Ensign Ro" • "Silicon Avatar" • "Disaster" • "The Game" • "Unification" • "A Matter of Time" • "New Ground" • "Hero Worship" • "Violations" • "The Masterpiece Society" • "Conundrum" • "Power Play" • "Ethics" • "The Outcast" • "Cause and Effect" • "The First Duty" • "Cost of Living" • "The Perfect Mate" • "Imaginary Friend" • "I, Borg" • "The Next Phase" • "The Inner Light" • "Time's Arrow"
Season 6 "Time's Arrow" • "Realm of Fear" • "Man of the People" • "Relics" • "Schisms" • "True Q" • "Rascals" • "A Fistful of Datas" • "The Quality of Life" • "Chain of Command" • "Ship in a Bottle" • "Aquiel" • "Face of the Enemy" • "Tapestry" • "Birthright" • "Starship Mine" • "Lessons" • "The Chase" • "Frame of Mind" • "Suspicions" • "Rightful Heir" • "Second Chances" • "Timescape" • "Descent"
Season 7 "Descent" • "Liaisons" • "Interface" • "Gambit" • "Phantasms" • "Dark Page" • "Attached" • "Force of Nature" • "Inheritance" • "Parallels" • "The Pegasus" • "Homeward" • "Sub Rosa" • "Lower Decks" • "Thine Own Self" • "Masks" • Eye of the Beholder" • "Genesis" • "Journey's End" • "Firstborn" • "Bloodlines" • "Emergence" • "Preemptive Strike" • "All Good Things..."
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