Picard is replaced as captain of the Enterprise so he, Lt. Worf and Dr. Crusher go on a top-secret mission into Cardassian space. Meanwhile, his replacement, Captain Jellico, meets his new command with some resistance from the crew.

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Because of a feared imminent Cardassian invasion, Vice Admiral Alynna Nechayev comes to the Enterprise on the USS Cairo, to replace Picard as its captain by Cairo's captain, Edward Jellico, who immediately makes his mark on crew and ship, tells Troi there's no time for a 'honeymoon' with either for he expects the negotiations with the Cardassians he's charged with to fail and hastily deploys big plans to prepare the flagship for battle. Meanwhile, Picard, Worf and Dr. Crusher have a top-secret mission, to find and sabotage the presumed biological superweapon which can wipe out all life on a whole system prior to invasion. After their training, the trio bribes a Ferengi smuggler ship to reach the suspected Cardassian planet, but by the time they have intruded the subterranean installation... Written by KGF Vissers

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A conversation between Geordi and Jellico, cut from the final episode, revealed that Jellico went through Starfleet Academy with Geordi's previous CO, Captain Zimbata. They both played rugby together, and neither one was very good. See more »

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At approximately 12:18 into the episode, when Captain Jellico (Ronny Cox) enters the turbo lift to leave the Bridge, he pauses in the open door to give an additional instruction to Commander Riker (Johnathen Frakes) and Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner). As the Captain pauses, the wooden door frame of the turbo lift set is clearly visible. There in a knot in the wood visible by the Captain's left elbow. See more »

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Captain Edward Jellico: I relieve you, sir.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: I stand relieved.
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Attached (1993) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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Be careful, thems Cardassians are tricksy!
28 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the first of a two-part episode about the Cardassians. It appears to have been timed to coincide with the beginning of the spin- off series, "Star Trek: Deep Space 9"--as the Cardassians were HUGE adversaries throughout that series.

The show begins with an admiral visiting Captain Picard. It seems he's begin reassigned, at least temporarily, on a special mission with the Doctor and Worf. And, instead of making Riker the new captain of the ship, a new captain (Ronnie Cox) is brought in--ostensibly because of his toughness and prior experiences with the Cardassians.

The special assignment turns out to consist of the three infiltrating a Cardassian base which might have banned weapons. However, it really made NO SENSE why these three (especially the Doctor and Picard) would be in on such a mission. Why not some sort of 24th century Seal team or the like?! How tough is Dr. Crusher?! And, Picard appears to be about 50! Overall, it is an interesting episode will stupid casting for the team. Part two is a bit better.


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