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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John Cothran, Jr. (Nu'Daq) also played Telok in DS9 "Crossover" and Gralik Durr in Enterprise "The Shipment". See more
When Picard, Crusher, Worf and Captain Nu'Daq beam down together, both Dr. Crusher and Captain Nu'Daq materialize with their right leg slightly elevated and ahead of themselves in a step-like position due to the uneven topography of the beam-down site. The transporter pad they beamed down from is a flat surface. There would be no reason to keep one foot elevated. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
I had a father. But he was like a father who understood me. And he had his own children, but they didn't follow in his footsteps, so... I was like the son who understood *him*.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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