After a century of silence, the Enterprise receives a message from the Shelia system informing them that they have discovered a human colony on a world in their sector. As they will be colonizing the planet themselves in four days time, the want the Enterprise to evacuate all humans from their territory. The planet in question is in a high radiation zone and no one can understand how any human could be living there. As Data is immune to the radiation he is sent to the planet to arrange for the inhabitants departure. Once there however, he finds there is a population of 15,000 and is informed they have no intention of leaving. While Picard must find a way to get the Sheliak more time, Data enlists the help of one of the locals in his attempt to convince them to leave. Written by
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Melinda M. Snodgrass
initially intended to be credited under the pseudonym "H.B. Savage" in order to protest rewrites by showrunner Michael I. Wagner
, which included greatly reducing the role of Ard'rian McKenzie and adding in the exotic radiation which initially prevents Data from using his phaser. When she viewed the finished episode however, Snodgrass liked it better than she initially thought she would, and since Wagner had left the show by that point, she consented to being credited under her real name. See more
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Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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