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?
Initially, the Vulcan God of Death on the resonator was bald. Hair had to be etched on to him to avoid resemblance to Patrick Stewart
in close-ups. See more
At the beginning of the episode, Lt. Worf says the Enterprise has been hit on its port warp nacelle, but we see it hit on the starboard nacelle. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Will, you always seem to be after my job.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more