The Enterprise hosts diplomatic negotiations while in a stable orbit around the planet Barzan, which is badly dependent on external supplies, for control of the one thing which would render it truly viable: a single stable wormhole, perfect for travel all the way to a distant quadrant. Federation delegate Seth Mendoza is informed by Data that the technologically backward Barzanians' observations are fallible, the wormhole may actually prove instable; Data and Gordi test it themselves, to determine its real value. Counselor Deanna Troi falls madly in love with a mysterious sherpa, Devinoni Ral; after sharing his bed, she realizes he shrewdly uses his empathic abilities to read and play into his opponent's emotions, wrestles with the ethics, and must decide whether to use her own... Written by
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The exercise room is a redress of a part of main engineering; the "pool table" was removed and mirrors were erected, one to hide the master systems display and the other at the opposite end of this part of the engineering set. See more
Troi orders champagne from the replicator in her quarters. Two glasses appear. The computer did not ask her to specify any details - type of champagne, region grown, vintage etc. It is doubtful that it can only supply one generic version of champagne. See more
You know, you're very good at this - very good. Much better than you realize.
Commander William T. Riker
Well, I hope I'm better than *you* realize.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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