Wondering why an experiment at stellar cartography has most of the ship's resources reserved for hours, Picard goes see the stellar sciences section's obnoxiously assertive new head, Lieutenant Commander Nella Daren. Spending some time together they find they share several interests and enjoy playing music together. The relationship gets tested by balancing his authority and her tendency to sort of abuse his feelings for her. Then she suggests a way to help colonists about to suffer a severe stellar storm, and joins one of the rescue teams, which is badly hit... Written by
Did You Know?
We see the Stellar Cartography lab for the first time, but it looks a lot less elaborate than in would in Star Trek: Generations
(1994), with no 3D mapping or wall height star charts. The film's bigger budget must have allowed them to dress it up for the big screen. See more
Picard's hands are clearly being doubled, when he and Nella improvise with Frere Jacques (his hands are a lot lower and straighter than they ought to be, if he was really playing the flute). See more
Lt. Cmdr. Nella Daren
I'm sorry, it's just we weren't expecting anybody to be up at this hour.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Well - you're new on the Enterprise. You'll have to learn to expect the unexpected.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more