The Enterprise encounters a message from a planet offering to sell them arms. The messenger, essentially a holographic image, invites them to the planet below. There, the away team led by Commander Riker comes under attack from a myriad of weapons leading Captain Picard and Dr. Crusher to also beam down to the planet. They too are attacked and Dr. Crusher is seriously wounded. Aboard the Enterprise, Lt. Laforge is left in command for the first time in a crisis situation. He not only has to deal with being under attack from these unknown weapons systems, but also deal with a colleague who feels he should be given command of the ship. Written by
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To destroy the last cloaked weapon probe that's firing on the Enterprise, Geordi takes the ship into the planet's atmosphere. As they drop deeper into the atmosphere, the ship becomes unstable, the hull temperature is passing critical and deflector shields are failing. Finally, the probe can be detected by its atmospheric wake, and Worf destroys it with a phaser blast. Instantly, everything returns to normal; the ship seems to have magically and instantly worked its way out of the planet's atmosphere and is back in a safe orbit. See more
To be totally armed is to be totally secure! Remember: the early bird that hesitates gets wormed!
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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