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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Patrick Stewart nominated this episode as the greatest acting challenge he faced in the seven years of The Next Generation. See more
Picard is shown looking down into the valley of Ressik holding a straw hat in his left hand. In the next shot, taken from the front, the hat is missing. See more
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
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