The officers' ploy has succeeded: Riker won intergalactic piracy captain Baran's confidence while sparing the Enterprise. Picard works out the stolen archaeological artifacts are not Romulan but pre-logical Vulcan. This is confirmed by the only pirate who guessed their game, an undercover agent who must prevent them being used as a terrible weapon. Meanwhile Data is in temporary command, dealing with Worf's initial lack of respect and Klingon Koral's ship, until the pirates beam aboard with a whole series of mainly hidden agendas and deceptions Data's crew also plays into. Written by
Did You Know?
NBA star James Worthy
's appearance as Koral came about due to a chance meeting on an airplane with Robert O'Reilly
(Chancellor Gowron). Worthy had always wanted to appear on "Star Trek: The Next Generation". At O'Reilly's urging, Worthy met with the producers, and they considered the possibility of a cameo role. This timed perfectly with the need for filler elements in the Gambit story arc. Thus Koral was created. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Oh, what a tangled web we weave.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more