Captain Walker Keel, an old friend of Picard's, uses a top-secret frequency, thus excluding informing Riker, to summon him to a top-secret meeting with two other captain. The vague innuendo about a plot to take over a strategic sector of the Federation by replacing mysteriously dying Starfleet officers doesn't quite impress Picard, but he reconsiders after Keel and his crew die in an explosion. So he intends with Riker to visit Starfleet HQ, where he will dine with admirals and their aide Dexter Remmick, while Riker keeps an eye on admiral Aaron, who insists to visit the modernized Enterprise, actually carrying an alien brain-parasite. Written by
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After arriving at Dytallix B, Data mentions that the Enterprise sensors had spotted Capt. Walker Keel's starship - the USS Horatio, and identified it as an Ambassador-class heavy cruiser". The Enterprise-C, which would appear later on in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Yesterday's Enterprise
(1990), is also an Ambassador-class starship. See more
When the Admiral beams aboard the Enterprise with the life form, he and Cpt. Picard are talking in the hallway and a male crew member is in the background wearing a female's uniform.
There are no "male" or "female" uniforms in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Both men and women can wear pants or skirts, whichever they choose. Male crew members wear skirts in the very first episode in the series and in a few other episodes in Season 1. See more
Lt. Cmdr. Data
Starfleet's left hand did not know what its right hand was doing.
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