The Enterprise is docked at a station where it is to undergo a routine procedure to remove accumulated baryon particles. The ship must be evacuated while undergoing the procedure but Picard realizes there are people on board that should not be there. When the power is shut down, he finds himself trapped on board just when the deadly baryon sweep begins. The unknown people aboard the ship are thieves seeking to make a tidy profit from their foray. Data meanwhile tries to improve his ability to engage in small talk. Written by
Did You Know?
The initial "pitch" for this episode was one line: "Die Hard
(1988) on the Enterprise." See more
In this episode, Trilithium is described as a resin that's highly toxic waste bi-product of a starship's engines, however in Star Trek: Generations
, the compound "Trilithium" is described as a nuclear inhibitor capable of stopping all nuclear reactions within a star. See more
Captain - you keep a saddle on board?
Commander William T. Riker
Mr. Worf, I'm surprised at you.
Doctor Beverly Crusher
Anyone who is an experienced rider naturally has his own saddle.
Counselor Deanna Troi
It's perfectly normal.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Actually it came in handy. I only wish I'd had the opportunity to use it on a horse.
References Die Hard
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more