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
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When the flute was auctioned, the directors didn't "factor in the emotional fury generated around it." It was in such high demand by collectors. Denise Okuda
, a Star Trek scenic artist commented "That's the item people say they really have to have, because it is so iconic to a much-beloved episode." The flute eventually went for an astounding $48,000. See more
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You've taught me to pursue the truth, no matter how painful it is. It's too late to back off now. This planet is dying.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more