On mission to observe the development of protostars in the Volterra nebula, Picard is visited by his old Academy archeology professor Galen, who invites him on a long expedition he claims to be of historical importance. Being refused again in favor of fleet duty, Galen goes alone, but his shuttle is captured by Eurydians, who sell his vital findings, which Data, laForge and Crusher help decipher as an incredible DNA sequence,common to at let 19 independent life geneses - as it turns out, it was sold to the Klingons and Cardassians too, who arrive simultaneously at the planet where they suspect the common source, which included a 'program'. Yet this setting holds further surprises from still other races... Written by
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was disappointed that he couldn't direct any outdoor scenes. They didn't have the money for it because it was being spent on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
(1993). The set designer Richard D. James
said it wouldn't have made a difference anyway, because the crew couldn't find a salt flat without vegetation, as the episode demanded. See more
When the Enterprise is supposed to be at warp, we can see through the viewscreen on the Bridge that it clearly isn't. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Counselor, this is not simply a case of me taking the Enterprise and its crew on some wild goose chase to purge myself of guilt and remorse. I will not let Galen's death be in vain. Now, if that means inconveniencing a few squabbling delegates for a few days then so be it. I will take the full responsibility.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more