The Enterprise is carrying an eminent scientist, Dr. Paul Stubbs, to the site of a binary star where they are expecting a massive stellar explosion to occur in a few hours. He has been waiting many years for this to occur and has devoted his entire life to its study. The Enterprise however begins to suffer from a series of malfunctions, some minor but others far more serious. Meanwhile, Dr. Beverly Crusher has returned to the Enterprise after a year at Starfleet Medical. She's concerned however if her presence may be limiting son Wesley's development. Can a 17 year-old boy develop normally if his mother is always around him? Wesley may be responsible for all the problems on the ship when his experiment in nanotechnology escapes from the lab. Fearing that the attack on the ship might prevent him from completing his experiments, Stubbs takes matters into his own hands. Written by
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First episode where chief engineer Geordi LaForge has been promoted to rank of Lt. Commander. In addition, Worf has been promoted to full lieutenant from his previous rank of lieutenant junior grade. See more
After discovering the Nanites are missing Wesley sets traps for them around the ship, with two such traps in the Ten-Forward Bar approximately six feet apart. Using this spacing throughout the ship would require thousands of traps, yet Guinan is the only person who notices. See more
Computer, identify malfunction immediately!
Pawn to bishop 4. Knight to king's rook 3. Bishop to queen's bishop 4. Knight to knight 5...
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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