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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In this episode, Guinan tells Geordi La Forge that she's always been attracted to bald men, because a bald man was once very kind to her. In "Time's Arrow, Part II", Captain Picard (on an away mission to the past), meets Guinan and takes care of her when she gets hurt. See more
Commander Data seems amazed that Captain Picard has used the gravity of a large piece of debris in order to slingshot the Enterprise out of the energy field, yet using large bodies' gravitational force in order to propel spacecraft would have at this point been an ancient practice, as NASA has used this principle since at least the 1970s. Data has a more encyclopedic knowledge of everything than anyone else aboard the Enterprise; surely he would have thought of this, as well as the ship's computer and probably dozens of others on board. See more
Dr. Leah Brahms
I am not used to having people question my judgment.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
And I'm not used to dying.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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