Captain Picard is delighted to be the commencement speaker at Starfleet Academy on earth, but even before the Enterprise arrives for graduation, he must deliver the news to Dr. Crusher that her son cadet Wesley's Nova squadron has had an accident during Saturn maneuvers, in which his teammate Josh Albert was killed. While Picard remembers with grounds keeper Boothby a potentially career-breaking incident during his own training, the official investigation he is part of soon discovers Nicholas Locarno's team is trying to cover up what really happened, for one thing deviating from the original flight plan and blaming the deceased panicking. Picard has Data and Geordi partake in the flight recorder analysis. A random Saturn satellite sensor sweep shows they lied by omission, and Picard realizes their cocky intent. They can get off with a formal reprimand for lack of proof... Written by
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Robert Duncan McNeill
said in an interview that although Paris and Locarno may seem similar, they're actually quite different. Paris seemed unpleasant and self-serving, but deep down he was a good person. He'd just made some bad choices that led to some unfortunate consequences. Locarno, on the other hand, while nice and charming on the outside, was actually a really nasty person on the inside. See more
It is unlikely that students would be allowed to fly a demonstration such as seen here.This type of flying requires years of experience and hundreds of hours of practice as is the case for contemporary military demonstration teams. Cadet students would not have the time required to practice nor the hours of flight time experience to even qualify for such a team. See more
You told the truth up to a point. But a lie of omission is still a lie.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more