Picard quickly escapes starring as role model in the school's annual "Captain Picard Day" responding to a top-secret assignment from Admiral Eric Pressman, once Will Riker's captain aboard the starship Pegasus. The Pegasus was lost 12 years ago and presumed destroyed, but in fact still in existence. The mission is to get to the ship before the Romulans (who have a three day head start) and prevent Enterprise-type technology falling into enemy hands. Only Will is told by Pressman of their real mission: to retrieve the computer code and repeat the secret experiment that started the fatal cloaking accident. Picard discovers there was a mutiny on the Pegasus, covered up by intelligence. The Enterprise finds the Pegasus in an asteroid fissure and hides from an approaching Romulan warbird so they can return alone later - but finds it partially materialized inside the rock. When Pressman and Riker find the experiment inside, Will must make up his mind, but they're not alone. Written by
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The last proper Romulan story in the series. See more
When Riker and Admiral Eric Pressman are talking in 10-Forward, Riker comments that he's had his beard for 4 years. With each successive season taking place the successive year, as suggested in various episode plots, Riker would have had his beard for 6 years, not 4. See more
Admiral Eric Pressman
[as he is being led away to the brig
I have a lot of friends at Starfleet Command, Captain.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
You're going to need them.
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