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
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
Counselor Deanna Troi
[about Data and "Hutch"
They're still at it.
Commander William T. Riker
Non-stop. I have to admit, it has a sort of strange fascination. How long can two people talk about nothing?
References Mister Ed
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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