This Day in Television History – March 18th, 1991 – Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Night Terrors” Airs

The Enterprise becomes trapped in a rift, and it seems to be driving the crew to madness, in an episode that aired on this day in television history.

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The Enterprise encounters the Brattain. Courtesy: Paramount / Viacom / CBS

“Night Terrors” is the 17th episode of the 4th season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Written by Pamela Douglas and Jeri Taylor (with story by Shari Goodhartz) and directed by Les Landau, it first aired in syndication on March 18th, 1991.

In the episode, the Enterprise is investigating the disappearance of the USS Brattain. They find the ship is abandoned and the crew is dead. When they to take the ship out for further investigation, they find they are trapped in an unusual rift in space. This as the crew’s sanity begins to slip away…


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