Not long after the Enterprise approaches an unknown buoy or satellite, Captain Picard falls unconscious on the bridge. He awakens in a village where he is married but also something of a village eccentric who thinks he is a spaceship captain by the name of Picard. His wife Eline tries to soothe him and his good friend Batai does not judge him. He lives a full life, has children and grows old. The planet he is on is dying however, suffering from a long and seemingly permanent drought. On board the Enterprise, the crew does its best to revive their unconscious captain but to no avail. Written by
Did You Know?
Picard's Ressikan flute appears again as a background prop in Picard's ready room in a number of season 6 and 7 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987), as well as in a deleted scene from Star Trek: Nemesis
(2002), in which Data removes it from its box and examines it while talking to Picard. See more
The Enterprise crew traces the alien probe's radiation trail to find its origin, which they determine to be an uncharted system named Gitana, its sun has gone nova over 1,000 years ago, and there is no sign of life, yet they know the planet's name. See more
[referring to Picard's "starship"
Was your life there so much better than this? So much more gratifying, so much more fulfilling, that you cling to it with such stubbornness?
It must have been extraordinary. But never in all the stories you've told me... have you mentioned anyone who loved you as I do.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more