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
Did You Know?
The Stargazer was originally going to be a Constitution-class starship, like Kirk's Enterprise. The production team eventually decided they wanted to keep that ship special and not make it generic. The name Constellation class for the Stargazer was chosen because it could be easily re-dubbed over Geordi saying "Constitution class". See more
Obvious stunt double for Patrick Stewart
. When Picard destroys DaiMon Bok's mind control device, the double goes backward from the blast (side of his face and above the neck area; obscured from the camera angle). See more
You will injure yourself, as you once injured me.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more