The Enterprise is at Tegus 3, to host the Federation archaeologists council's annual symposium, where Picard is to give the key-note lecture on its enigmatic ruins, now forbidden to outsiders. To his surprise he's visited by Vash, a flirtatious girl-friend, displeased to learn he never mentioned her to any crew-member, who is now on the council. Another visit gets the coldest welcome: almost almighty Q, who ridicules Picard's speech and decides to 'repay' saving his life and Continuum membership by transforming Picard and his accompanying crew-members during the speech into Robin Hood and his merry men, challenged to save maid Marian -Varsh- from execution ordered the next morning by Sir Guy Gisbourne, as Q declares as high sheriff. Picard engages in rescue from Nottingham castle, but soon finds his modern maid is no passive damsel in distress, even takes to the game far better than him... Written by
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While filming a fight with the castle guard Jonathan Frakes
was injured from the stuntman's sword after it broke through the Little John Quarterstaff and had to be taken to the hospital in his Robin Hood-era clothes. Frakes later remarked how funny it was that no one in a Hollywood hospital thought it was a weird thing to have happen. See more
As Robin (Picard) is about to be beheaded, Data attempts to create a distraction by throwing a device into a fire grate, but the object bounces a couple of times and falls out of the grate through a hole in at the bottom. See more
I had such high hopes for you, Picard. I thought you were a bit more... evolved than the rest of your species. But now I realize you're just as weak as all the others. Still it pains me, to see the great Jean-Luc Picard brought down... by a woman.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Don't play coy with me, Captain. I witnessed your little spat with Vash. Nor will I soon forget the look of anguish on your face, the pain, the misery. If I didn't know better, I would have thought you were already ...
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more