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
Did You Know?
and Patrick Stewart
came up with the gag where Wesley Crusher encounters a non-automatic door for the first time. They approach the door, which Wesley stares at. Picard looks at Wesley, as if thinking "Aw kids!" and opens it for him. See more
When Riker demands to the Pakled captain that Geordi be released, the Pakled responds with "Request denied" and shoots Geordi with his phaser. But Geordi's arms flail outward and he's yanked back before the Pakled even shoots him. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
For ambitious Starfleet officers, there are certain costs involved. You must be cautious of long-term commitments, Wesley.
No problem. Where women are concerned, I am in complete control!
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more