The Enterprise travels to the planet Haven in the hope of providing the crew with some much deserved shore leave. On arrival however there is a message for Counselor Troi - her fiancé and his parents are waiting for them and would like to proceed with the wedding. Troi is genuinely shocked - as is Riker - but the engagement is genuine having been arranged by the parents when Troi and her intended, Wyatt Miller, were just children. Also waiting for her is her mother, Lwaxana Troi, a larger than life personality who dominates any room just by her presence. For Troi and Wyatt, there seems to be little time to get to know one another but there is another problem: she's not who he was expecting to see. Since early childhood, he has dreamed of a beautiful blond woman and just assumed it was Troi. When it turns out to be someone else, neither are sure what to do. Captain Picard soon has another situation to deal with however when a Tarellian vessel suddenly appears, obviously destined to ... Written by
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One of the few occasions wherein Deanna Troi refers to William Riker as "Bill" rather than "Will". See more
When Lwaxana Troi transports to the Enterprise, the transporter chief has his arms folded behind his back, but the transporter sound and actual transport happen without his ever touching anything. See more
They've decided that the joining will be half Betazed, half Earth. The Captain will do the ceremony, and Mr. Homn will be my best man.
And we'll take half our clothes off?
Some of us still go naked. You do, I do; your mother, my father, but - not my mother or the guests.
Captain Picard will be very relieved. How did you manage it?
Your mother relented. And I just caught my father practicing naked in front of his mirror!
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more