Episode Info

One of several third season Next Generation episodes to earn an Emmy nomination (this one for Special Visual Effects), this was first telecast April 28, 1990. The Enterprise is assigned to provide safe passage for Tam Elbrun (Harry Groener), an emissary from the Betazoid Federation. Elbrun's mission: To established contact with a newly discovered life form called Tin Man before the Romulans can beat him to the punch. Tensions mount as the Enterprise crew finds itself caught between the hostile Romulans and an exploding star. "Tin Man" was cowritten by Dennis Putnam Bailey and David Bischoff.


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
Harry Groener
as Tam Elbrun
Michael Cavanaugh
as Capt. DeSoto
Peter Vogt
as Romulan Commander
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Tin Man Photos