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
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In the Jeffries tube, Commander Daren establishes that the piano is flat and on the floor and she takes it out of a bag barely large enough to hold the rolled instrument. When the scene ends, the piano is on legs. See more
Some obvious matte work to simulate a long access tunnel when Picard and Darren play music in the Jeffries tube. See more
[Lt. Cmdr. Daren has barely survived a rescue mission
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
I've lost people under my command - people who were very dear to me. But never... someone I've been in love with. And when I believed that you were dead, I just began to shut down. I didn't want to think or feel. I was here in my quarters... and the only thing I could focus on was my music, and how it would never again give me any joy. And then I saw you standing on the transporter pad! And I knew that I could never again put your life in ...
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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