In which Picard asks for tea-Earl-Grey-hot for the very first time. Yes!
Memory Alpha says: The Enterprise and a Romulan warbird are attacked by the same computer virus that claimed another Federation starship – one of the same class as the Enterprise. (Please click the Memory Alpha link for detailed information.)
Besides the making of tea history, a background detail that I really like about this episode (and here I quote MA):
- This episode was conceived by computer technician and Star Trek fan Beth Woods, who at the time worked on the Trek offices’ computers. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)
- Gene Roddenberry was not initially keen on the story, having written in the TNG bible that Federation technology was so advanced that there was no possibility of it ever malfunctioning, but Woods brought him round to the idea by explaining the idea of computer viruses and how they could bring even the most well-designed computer system to its knees.