While establishing diplomatic relations with an alien race called the Cairn, Deanna's mother experiences a mental breakdown and falls into a coma, and it seems like Deanna is the only one who is able to help her, even if her mother doesn't want it. Written by
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Split-screen shots against a blue screen were used to allow people to interact with the wolf, which although trained was still dangerous. Kirsten Dunst
petted a stand rather than the wolf, with the animal matted in later. The wolf's growl was achieved by giving it a lick of a meaty bone, then filming its reaction when a trainer moved as if to take it. See more
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Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Captain's log, stardate 47254.1 - A delegation of the Cairn have just come on board. This telepathic species has no concept of spoken language and is being instructed in its use by... an old friend.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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