The Enterprise is en route to base 515 where they will leave Wesley Crusher for a short time to undergo Starfleet Academy exams. Dr. Pulaski also wants Captain Picard to stop there and undergo a medical procedure he would prefer no one know about. The two of them set off for the base in a shuttle craft and along the way form a bond. Riker and others are puzzled by Picard's sudden decision to go to the base but the ship is soon off responding to a distress call sent by a Pakled vessel. They seem to have only limited knowledge of engineering and how to make the necessary repairs to its engines. The Enterprise is more than happy to help out but the Pakled are not as simple-minded as they seem and have their own plans for the Enterprise. Written by
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This takes place in 2365. See more
When Picard and Wesley are about to leave the Enterprise Wesley says: Shuttle 02 ready for departure. But the shuttle they show to be in is Shuttle 01. Shown when the bay doors open and when the shuttle leaves. See more
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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