Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 1, Episode 8

The Battle (14 Nov. 1987)

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The Enterprise is kept waiting for days on a mysterious rendezvous with Ferenge 'daimon' (captain) Bok's spaceship, then receives a gift which stuns Picard: the USS Stargazer, the lost ... See full summary »

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The Enterprise is kept waiting for days on a mysterious rendezvous with Ferenge 'daimon' (captain) Bok's spaceship, then receives a gift which stuns Picard: the USS Stargazer, the lost vessel he commanded in a legendary battle, won by inventing a now classic maneuver. He goes aboard to recover some belongings and takes it in tow, but suffers worrying headaches and starts behaving erratically, until he leaves the Enterprise for it. Data works out Bok's motivation for the gift against his race's mercantile attitude, which even gets him removed from command. Wesley notices very peculiar waves. Written by KGF Vissers

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This takes place in 2364. See more »

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Just before the Ferengi beam over, the crew is shown standing at parade rest, hands clasped behind their backs. The next shot shows them from behind, with their hands at their sides. See more »

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Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Let the dead rest - and the past... remain the past.
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Ferengi Revenge
26 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Ferengi captain is on a mission of vengeance. He contacts the Enterprise, hailing Picard as a hero, and returning a ship that was in an historic battle nine years previously. Interestingly, a Ferengi ship was destroyed by Picard, so what's going on. The Ferengi, being consummate businessmen, are acting strangely, offering the ship to Picard. Meanwhile, Picard begins suffering debilitating headaches that have no obvious source. During the events that follow, it is obvious that the Ferengi captain is causing all this. It appears that he needs to change history for some reason, making Picard appear a coward. This is an interesting episode although the science is suspect. So often we have to accept machines, allowing our skepticism to subside. The Ferengi captain has conveniently created an orb that can affect the human brain. No one ever explains how he does this. Anyway, the table is set and the villains are in place. Go along for the ride. A decent enough episode.


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