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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First aired on 11/16/1987. See more »

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With Picard suffering from such a bad head ache (which have become almost unheard of) she would surely have taken him to sickbay to sleep where she could keep an eye on his condition and run more tests to find the cause. See more »

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Lt. Commander Data: One of these two logs is a forgery, sir.
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge: Correction. The log just found aboard the Stargazer is a forgery.
Lt. Commander Data: As I said, that is one of them. Is it not?
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Spoofs It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith and Alexander Courage
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There is not much profit when it comes to revenge.
10 November 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode begins with something very strange--the Ferengi want to GIVE something away! As folks familiar with the show would realize later, the Ferengi would NEVER just give something away...and obviously there is a catch. In this case, they return a lost Federation ship, the Stargazer, back to Picard--a man who served aboard the ship during an encounter at Maxia where the ship destroyed a Ferengi vessel that attacked them. Obviously this is an attempt by DaiMon Bok to exact revenge for this incident...but how will this result in his punishing Picard?

Had the Federation come upon the Ferengi offer of a 'gift' later in the series, it obviously would have been seen as a trap. However, this was only the second encounter with this annoying species--so the humans have no idea what's REALLY going on in this episode. So, it is not a weak episode--just one that explains just who the Ferengi are and how they think.

This is a very good episode--not just because of what it has to say about revenge but because it gives some wonderful insights into the psyche of the Ferengi. All in all, one of the better episodes of season one.


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