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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Ronald D Moore's original idea was for Jeremy Aster to recreate his mother on the holodeck, however Gene Roddenberry nixed the idea, believing in the 24th century children would have a greater acceptance of death. See more
While Jeremy is looking around his apparent home on Earth, he calls the cat "he". The cat is a calico, three coloured cat. All three coloured cats are female. See more
The Marla Aster I knew and honored is not in this room, nor does she await you on the planet. She now only lives here...
[he touches his chest, then Jeremy's
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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