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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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.
However, Troi did not experience anything prior to the attack. What is not taken into account is the chaos and aftermath of an ambush attack, such as experienced by the away team in the scene. After such an unexpected event, chaos would have ensued and Lt. Worf would have been faced with the dual priorities of accounting for away team members, as well as assessing for and countering any possible threats (as can be seen by the away team posturing, once beamed aboard). In this case, Troi would have sensed the injuries and chaos that the team was experiencing many moments before they could contact the ship and request evacuation. In no way is this clairvoyance. See more
Do you ever think about him, Mom?
Doctor Beverly Crusher
Your father? Sure I do.
Sometimes... I can't even remember what his face looks like. It scares me.
Doctor Beverly Crusher
It happens to all of us, Wes. Sometimes... I can't get his face *out* of my mind.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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