Because of a feared imminent Cardassian invasion, Vice Admiral Alynna Nechayev comes to the Enterprise on 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 Crusher have a top-secret mission, to find and sabotage the presumed biological super-weapon 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 Vardassian planet, but by the time they have intruded the subterranean installation... Written by
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Actor David Warner
took over the role of Gul Madred on three days' notice. He couldn't learn his lines in that short time, so he had to use cue cards. "Every line I said, I actually was reading it over Patrick Stewart
's shoulder or they put it down there for me to do it. After I finished it, I thought it worked, which obviously it did." See more
Although Picard, Worf and Beverly use a Type-7 shuttle, the interior is that of a Type-6 shuttle. See more
[in the caves on Celtris III, Picard, Worf and Dr. Crusher are surprised by bat-like creatures
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
It's all right. They're called lynars, a kind of Celtran bat; they're harmless.
Doctor Beverly Crusher
You're not afraid of bats, are you, Worf?
Of course not.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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