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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The first time that Humans, Klingons, Romulans and Cardassians all appear in the same episode. 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
Lt. Commander Data
My upper spinal support is a poly-alloy, designed to withstand extreme stress. My skull is composed of cortenide and duranium.
[after Nu'Daq has almost knocked himself out trying to head-butt Data
Referenced in Star Trek: Generations
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more