In the 24th Century, Captain Jean-Luc Picard assumes command of the Federation's state of the earth, more luxurious flagship, the fifth U.S.S. Enterprise, and its new crew, with more non-humans, such as psychic counselor Deanna Troi, a former of lover of the first officer, commander William T. Riker. Medical chief Beverly Crusher comes with her bright, inquisitive adolescent son, Wesley. On their maiden voyage, to Farpoint space station, on the primitive Bandi planet, they come under the apparently inescapable control of alien Q, representative of a technologically superior civilization. He calls humanity backward savages, but accepts to put them to the test at the station. Bandi leader Zorn offers full use of the apparently adequate facilities, but no answers to the key questions, how the station was built, and what agonized feelings Troi is picking up. Written by
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When the alien creature approaches the Enterprise, Picard gives an order and Worf raises the shields. At this point a "shield raising" sound effect is heard, for the only time in the series. See more
Deanna Troi tells Gropler Zorn "I am only half Betazoid...my father was a *Starfleet officer*," as if that alone rules out the possibility of him being Betazoid. Which turns out not to be the case, as we later meet plenty of full blooded Betazoids who are also Starfleet officers, throughout this and other Trek series. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Captain's log, stardate 41153.7 - Our destination is planet Deneb IV, beyond which lies the great, unexplored mass of the galaxy. My orders are to examine Farpoint, a starbase built there by the inhabitants of that world. Meanwhile, I am becoming better acquainted with my new command, this Galaxy-class USS Enterprise. I am still somewhat in awe of its size and complexity. As for my crew, we are short in several key positions, most notably a first officer. But I'm informed that a ...
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Written by Jerry Goldsmith
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