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"Emergence" was the 175th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 23rd episode of the show's seventh and final season, first aired during the week of 7 May 1994. The episode was written by Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky and directed by Cliff Bole.


Log entries

Captain's log, stardate 47869.2.
After weathering an unexpected magnascopic storm, we are continuing our search for new Federation colony sites.
Captain's log, supplemental.
The Enterprise is back under our control. All traces of the emergent intelligence are gone, and the object it created has disappeared into space.



Beverly CrusherDataGatesJaeKelloggGeordi La ForgeJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerDennis RussellDeanna TroiWorfemergent lifeform
Referenced only
Sigmund FreudWillian ShakespeareGertrude Stein

Starships and vehicles

USS Enterprise (Galaxy-class explorer)


Cordannas systemCordannas systemMekorda sectorTambo Beta-6Tambor Beta-6
Referenced only

Shipboard areas

USS Enterprise-D

Races and cultures


Science and classification

anatomycommunicationscomputerdwarf starenergyforcefieldholodeckholographic programlanguagelifeformlightmagnascopic stormmatterorbitpulsarspacestartechnologytimeuniverseweaponwhite dwarfwhite star

Technology and weapons

communicatorintercomcombadgetricordersensorsstarshipviewscreenphoton torpedorevolvertelephonetorpedotrain

Materials and substances



humanoidemergent lifeform

States and organizations


Ranks and titles

captainchief engineercommandercommanding officercounselorengineerFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2350s-2360s)first officerlieutenantlieutenant commanderoperations managerflight controllerofficerscientistsecond officersecurity chiefweapons officertactical officer

Other references

bootcaptain's logcaptain's log, USS Enterprise-D|captain's log, USS Enterprise-D, 2370clothingcolonyFederation colonygovernmentjacketjumpsuitnation-statepantsraces and culturesranksentiencestardateStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2366-2373)titletunicuniformshoe


1880s decade
Edwardian era (19001914)
stardate 47869.2, 2370 (2360s chronology, Enterprise-D voyages)
USS Enterprise travels with the emergent lifeform.



published order
Previous episode:
TNG episode produced Next episode:
Preemptive Strike
Previous episode:
Preemptive Strike
TNG episode aired Next episode:
All Good Things...
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Cardassian Imps
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Wire
Previous Adventure:
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Next Adventure:
Preemptive Strike

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