Whilst on a mission to observe the development of protostars in the Volterra Nebula, Captain Picard is visited by his old Academy archaeology mentor, Professor Galen, who invites Picard to join him on a long expedition he claims to be of great historical importance. Upon being refused again in favour of fleet duty, Galen goes alone, but his shuttle is captured by Eurydians, who sell his vital findings, which Data, La Forge and Crusher help decipher, revealing an incredible DNA sequence, common to at least nineteen independent sentient life forms. As it turns out, it was sold to the Klingons and Cardassians too, who arrive simultaneously at the planet, from where they suspect the common source, which included a hidden 'program', originated. Yet this setting holds further surprises from still other races. Written by
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This takes place in 2369. 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
My name is Gul Ocett. Identify yourself and state your business in this star system.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
I am Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Federation starship Enterprise, and I see no reason why I should answer to you. Cardassians have no claims in this sector.
I suppose not. But my admittedly hasty estimate shows one Federation starship and two Cardassian war vessels. Perhaps I have miscounted.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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