The Enterprise picks up ancient radio signal code from the ruined planet Aurelius 9, remnant of the total war over 1,000 years ago between Mentaurs and Promelians which caused both races' ... See full summary »

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The Enterprise picks up ancient radio signal code from the ruined planet Aurelius 9, remnant of the total war over 1,000 years ago between Mentaurs and Promelians which caused both races' extinction. They find a Promelian battle-cruiser still floats in an asteroid field, so Picard, Data and Lieutenant Worf beam inside, finding a message from the captain he alone takes blame for all casualties. Barely back on board, they learn the Enterprise is immobilized by an energy-draining radiation field, the very booby trap that killed the Promelian ship's crew, which will within hours destroy the deflector shields, after which casualties will be massive. While running urgent simulations of the Enterprise's engine abilities on the holodeck, Lieutenant Commander Geordi LaForge, who recently saw his meticulously prepared dream-date fall trough, finds himself unusually taken with a holographic simulacrum of the Dr. Leah Brahms, the Enterprise's engine designer. Data restores other bits from the ... Written by KGF Vissers

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This takes place in 2366. See more »

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Geordi states that the Enterprise has tens of thousands of light-years on it. Distance traveled has little meaning for ships and aircraft as wind and currents can greatly affect how far they go in a given time. It is therefore more accurate to use time units (usually hours) for a measure of how long the ship has operated. This would be especially true of a star ship that warps space to move "faster" than light. See more »

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Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [returning from the Promellian battle cruiser] Thrilling. That was... absolutely thrilling. And I was right, Number One. There were ghosts on board that old ship. One of them actually spoke to us.
Commander William T. Riker: A friendly one, I hope?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: My own counterpart - the Captain's final message, praising his crew.
Commander William T. Riker: I hope you'll be as thoughtful when the time comes.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation - A XXX Parody (2011) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Geordi on the Make
15 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Enterprise has unsuspectingly gotten enmeshed in an asteroid field that is absorbing power from them. There is also a radiation factor that will ultimately kill the entire crew if something isn't done. It is, as the title indicates, a booby trap that has claimed other victims. It is now up to the resolve of Picard and the technical expertise of Geordi LaForge to come up with a solution. He is stonewalled at each turn and ultimately decides to go into the Enterprises original specs to see what can be done. In so doing he raises the holographic image of Leah Brahms, an engineer most closely associated with this aspect of the ship. It turns out that she is absolutely beautiful (looking like a latter day Ingrid Bergman) and Geordi, who has had a series of failures romantically, gives her a personality that is somewhat teasing and inviting. She is still the master of her craft and gets into shouting matches with Geordi. The parry and thrust at what the Enterprise can do to solve the problem. There are some wonderful scenes as Picard maintains his cool despite a problem of gargantuan implications. Very good science fiction, utilizing one of the crew's most interesting characters. .


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