Picard's team has been lured to the Cardassian planet Celtris 3's fake 'metagenic' biological weapon-installation where he is captured and interrogated at threat of death and truth-drugged. The Enterprise's present Captain Edward Jellico believes the negotiations with the Cardassians are heading for war, especially now Picard's failed intrusion is reported by the 'scandalized' Cardassians. Picard is stripped naked and suspended by the wrists for a thirsty night before torture by a pain-inducing implant made with a geminite knife. The Cardassians prove to Jellico that Picard is captured but deny the spy POW status, so he'll suffer a terrorist's fate unless the Federation admits starting a war or retreats from the sector. After scanning the Cardassian ship for indications where they were Jellico, Data and Gordi guess right Picard was tricked to betray the Federation defense plans for Minos Kordas and get permission to make a bold counter-move, requiring best pilot Riker, who openly ... Written by
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has a unique distinction in Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987). He is the only guest star who ever did a "captain's log" entry when his character was in charge of the Enterprise while Captain Picard was on a mission. See more
When Madred tells Picard "the Enterprise is burning in space", he probably uses a figure of speech rather than the literal meaning of "burning". See more
Captain Edward Jellico
I'm not going to argue with you, Gul Lemec. Every one of your ships has a mine on its belly, my finger's on the button, and you're in a very bad position.
Sur le Pont d'Avignon
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