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
, who is best known for his portrayal of Gowron. Worthy had always wanted to appear on Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987). 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 this episode. Thus Koral was created. See more
[Galen alias Picard has instigated a mutiny
[to his crew
He's plotted this all along. Opposed me at every turn. Endangered all of us by refusing to follow his orders.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
To follow *your* orders - the orders of a small man trying to fill a role too big for him!
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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