Responding to an unidentified distress signal from the inhospitable planet Galondancor, deep in Federation space, a landing party finds a crashed Romulan vessel and brings in one badly wounded survivor, but Geordi LaForge, who fell in a deep crevice, failed to beam back up during a storm, and non-cranial brain injury to the Romulan suggests he too is in danger of magnetic radiation. Data intercepts a Romulan ship signal announcing it will pass the neutral zone in six hours; Picard forbids that but must promise to deliver the wounded, after recovering Geordi. Despite the Romulan's assurance, Geordi is surprised by an armed other Romulan survivor and is blinded by the radiation; they should collaborate to survive. Klingon Lt. Worf proves the only possible donor to save the captive, but objects to helping the species which killed his parents. The Romulan rescue ship's commander Tomalak being found a lier and most impatient, Picard fears a casus belli... Written by
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When Geordi falls down the hole, his visor lands on his right hand side above his arm. When he comes to, he finds his visor on the left hand side. See more
Commander William T. Riker
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Too close, Number One. Brinkmanship is a dangerous game.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more