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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Director Corey Allen
filmed scenes in a very fast pace, which resulted in many of them turning out to be too short. In order to reach the ninety-minute length, Gene Roddenberry
wrote additional scenes (such as the conversation between Crusher and La Forge in sickbay) to "pad out" the episode. See more
When Q makes his first appearance on the bridge, he blocks two security officers from entering from the turbo lift, stopping them with an electronic screen and then shutting the doors. A few moments later when Q leaves, Tasha Yar comes forward to protest and the male and female security officers are suddenly behind her. The turbo lift doors were in the shot and never opened to admit the pair. 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 ...
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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