Wesley is off to complete his Starfleet entrance exams and testing and makes friends with Mordock, another of the four candidates seeking admission. Only one of the four will be accepted into the Academy and the competition will be strong. Wesley is particularly worried about the psychological evaluation which will focus on what he fears most. He has no idea what that is, however. Picard's old friend, Admiral Gregory Quinn requests to be beamed aboard and arrives with Commander Remick from the Inspector General's office. Remmick is there to conduct a complete investigation of the ship's operations. His very presence is unnerving to both the Captain and the bridge crew and his questions to the senior officers all seem to indicate that it is Captain Picard who is under investigation with his decisions, judgment and reliability all in question. Written by
Did You Know?
The title refers to the tradition transition between childhood and adulthood. In some societies it is marked by ritual and can be associated with either sexual maturity or adult responsibility and is typically celebrated at the age of 17, 18 or 21. See more
Bouncing a spacecraft off the atmosphere of a planet operates on the same principle as skipping a stone on the surface of a pond - in other words, it requires that the ship/stone approach the surface at an extremely shallow angle. The shuttle in this episode is seen to be pointing toward the planet at far too steep an angle to bounce off the atmosphere. See more
It is very difficult for me to depend on anyone for anything - but especially for my life.
But on the Enterprise, you do that every day. Everyone depends on everyone else to protect them.
So you overcame it?
No. It is still my enemy.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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