When the Enterprise is advised by a passing Klingon vessel that there is strange debris in orbit around a nearby planet, they investigate only to find a piece of a NASA spacecraft emblazoned with the US flag. The planet below has severe weather and an unbreathable atmosphere except for one small area that appears to be inhabitable by humans. Riker, Data and Worf beam down to the surface only to find a single revolving door leading them to the casino floor in the Hotel Royale. They soon find that they are trapped there and cannot exit. As they explore the hotel, they find the remains of a human, dead for several centuries. They also find his diary and a cheap pulp fiction novel that seems to be the story taking place in the hotel itself. Written by
Did You Know?
The mission patch on Col. Ritchie's (the dead astronaut) uniform, found in the wardrobe, is that of Apollo 17 with the word 'Apollo' obscured. See more
When 1st playing blackjack, the dealer's card changes from a Q clubs to a K diamonds. When Data comes back to ask questions after being in the hotel room, the dealer's card is also a K diamonds. Obviously the shots somehow overlapped resulting in the 1st BJ scene's cards changes. See more
Commander William T. Riker
That's how we're getting out - we're *buying* this place.
References The Questor Tapes
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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