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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The Pakled names "Grebnedlog" and "Reginod" are the names "Goldenberg" and "Doniger" written backwards. See more
Captain Picard is at Starbase 515 for an artificial heart transplant. The doctor begins by incising the abdomen, not the chest. See more
[Picard tells Wesley about his run-in with the three Nausicaans
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
I had this one Nausicaan down in this, uh... somewhat devious joint lock, when, uh, unbeknownst to me, one of his chums drew his weapon and... impaled me through the back. Curious sensation, actually...
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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