An unknown force transports Captain Jean-Luc Picard out of his quarters into a closed cell, where he joins three other captives of different races, including Federation cadet Mitena Haro, who have very different temperaments and mistrust each-other, but have no hope to escape unless they manage to collaborate. Meanwhile a perfect replica of Picard takes his place aboard the Enterprise, but Commander William T. Riker soon suspects he's too perfect and a danger for the ship... Written by
A brief reaction shot of Worf on the bridge seeing Picard's doppelgänger change into its true appearance is a stock shot taken from TNG: "The Survivors", as he is wearing the earlier version of the Starfleet uniform that debuted in "Evolution" and was seen in several early episodes of the third season. See more »
The captain comes into 10 Forward and "buys" everyone an ale. But, his purchase/gift is meaningless, since money/wealth is supposedly not a part of life in this time frame on earth. See more »
My given name is Esoqq. It means 'Fighter'.
I'll bet half the names in the Chalnoth language mean 'Fighter'.
Mizarians. Your names all mean 'Surrender'!
We are a peaceful race. A race of thinkers.
A race of cowards.
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While Picard is lying in bed, a scanner appears above him. First it takes a reading and then he disappears, finding himself in a circular room with two other beings. One is a tiresome, whiny person who is incredibly passive and not helpful. The second is a young female starship cadet from a non human race. in a while, another grotesque creature shows up. He represents a violent race that often kills its own people. The problem is how to get out of there. Meanwhile, a facsimile of Picard has appeared on the Enterprise. He has full knowledge of his doppelgänger and runs the ship quite successfully. The difference is that the new Picard has kind of a pirate captain's swagger and mentality. He even goes to 10 Forward, buys everyone ale, and sings a drinking song with them. He also tries to put the make on Leslie. As he begins to get careless with the lives of his crew, Riker steps in and puts a stop to it. This is really a mutiny but the rest of the officers know they have been sent on a suicide mission. Of course, what takes place in the doorless room is what we wonder about. The solution is well thought out but the justification is very weak.
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