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
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Baryon particles are real things, however protons and neutrons fall into this class. Eliminating them from the Enterprise's hull would destroy the ship on an atomic level. All that would be left would be electrons. See more
Lt. Commander Data
[practicing small talk a la Hutchinson on Riker and Crusher
It is very good to see you both again! Beverly... May I call you Beverly? Beverly, have you noticed that the mean temperature here on Arkaria is slightly higher than normal for human comfort levels? I have found that humans prefer a body temperature of 21 degrees Celsius in order to operate most efficiently. However, there are several cultures who actually prefer that their body temperature is identical to the temperature of the room ...
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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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