Beaming down to the ruined planet of the Quaenonians, a race extinguished by self-destruction, an Enterprise landing party loses in an explosion the life of the crew archaeologist Lt. Marla Aster, who leaves behind a teenager son, Jeremy. After Lieutenant Worf, the Klingon orphan raised by humans who commanded his mother's landing party, talked with Jeremy, while Wesley Crusher, the crew member closest in age to the boy, still needs to consider how to share the experience of being orphaned, suddenly a woman appears, who pretends to Jeremy to be his late mother, coming to take him to their new home on the planet, where some activity is observed, which even taps into the ships own energy. When Deanna Troi convinces the boy neither his mother nor a safe home on the planet can be real, she disappears, the ship is attacked, she reappears and an energy form intrudes the Enterprise. Maybe persuasion works better in his interest on Jeremy's would be-substitute mother, who explains the ... Written by
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When they're scanning the planet, you see Valles Marineris on Mars. See more
In the teaser, Troi begins to sense the danger to the away team almost half a minute before it happens. However, as she is neither a precognitive (which would allow her to see the away team's future) nor a clairvoyant (which would allow her to see the trap awaiting the crew), there should be nothing for her to sense before the away team is attacked. See more
Lt. Marla Aster
Your philosophy is curious, Captain. What is so noble about sorrow? I can provide him an existence where he will feel no pain, no anguish.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
It is at the heart of our nature to feel pain - and joy. It is an essential part of what makes us what we are.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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