Pen Pals
Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 2

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Data develops a long distance friendship with a youthful ham radio operator named Sarjenka (a pre-teen Nikki Cox). Upon learning that the girl's planet is in danger of destruction from a series of volcanic eruptions, Data puts his own life on the line to save her. The Enterprise crew goes along for the ride, thereby placing themselves in dire peril as well. Scripted by Melinda M. Snodgrass from a story by Hannah Louise Shearer, "Pen Pals" was first telecast May 6, 1989.

Cast

Patrick Stewart
as Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes
as Cdr. William T. Riker
LeVar Burton
as Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
Michael Dorn
as Lt. Worf
Marina Sirtis
as Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner
as Lt. Cdr. Data
Wil Wheaton
as Wesley Crusher
Diana Muldaur
as Katherine "Kate" Pulaski
Nikki Cox
as Sarjenka
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