On its way to the unchartered Phoenix cluster, the Enterprise gets a visit by shuttle from Starfleet Academy Cadet Wesley Crusher on leave, all help being welcome now the research time has been cut to two weeks. Everyone is happy to see the popular, brilliant boy back and hear about his faring, some exchanging some of their own cadet memories. New Ensign Lefler, about his age, takes a personal interest in him and vice versa. Wesley wisely wonders why the computer game Riker brought back from shore leave so quickly became popular or rather addictive before he tries it as they all insist. He discovers it stimulates the pleasure center but affects the higher brain functions, and Data wasn't incapacitated by accident but disconnected by players because androids' computer brains are immune for the game. Alas by now Wesley is the only unaffected human, all the others hunt him down after Picard took orders for the game's distribution to other ships and bases from tailing Kitarean ship ... Written by
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This takes place in 2368. See more
When Wesley Crusher arrives on the Enterprise, he soon enters the room where the crew is waiting for him. When Wesley is inside the door is closing, he cant see a thing. He did not know he was going to be surprised, so logic would dictate he would ask the computer to turn on the lights or the lights should go on automatically. See more
Commander William T. Riker
What is this?
It's a game. Everyone here's playing it. It's fun!
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more