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
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After escaping the booby trap, Picard orders the Promelian cruiser to be destroyed so that no other ship would be drawn in. This seems out of character for Picard, who is an amateur archaeologist, especially since he was prepared to have a Federation team come to inspect it. He could, instead, have set warning buoys to ward off other vessels. The Promelian ship could have been retrieved with a tractor beam, or even a grappling line (as seen in ST: Enterprise). See more
[Data and Wesley are playing chess in Ten Forward when La Forge enters, rather downcast
Lt. Commander Data
I beg your pardon, Wesley?
Geordi had that big date with Christy tonight. He spent days putting together the perfect program. Looks like it ended kinda early.
Lt. Commander Data
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