While observing a solar flare, the Enterprise happens to pick up distress calls from a breaking-down freighter. Two of the six people aboard get killed as there's no time left to beam aboard properly because the cargo was sent first, yet the other two crew members seem to care only for the freight. Their passengers, from their neighbor planet, contest ownership because their agreed payment aboard the freighter was lost. It's their only produce, vital for the other planet since it was struck by a general plague. Yet Dr. Crusher soon realizes it's not really medicine as they have no plague symptoms, yet suffer immensely without it. Written by
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Richard Lineback appeared on the three Star Trek spin-off series. He has played the roles of Romas in TNG: "Symbiosis", Selin Peers in DS9: "Dax" and Kessick in ENT: "The Xindi". Archive footage from his appearance in "Symbiosis" was later re-used for the second season TNG episode "Shades of Gray". See more
Worf says that the freighter has entered the "planet's" atmosphere. They are orbiting a star, not a planet. However, the distress signal was coming from the 4th planet of the star system, not the star itself. See more
The Ornarans provide us with the necessities of life, and we provide them with the necessities of living. It is a fair exchange.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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