Responding to a distress call from Rana IV, a Federation colony under attack from an unknown alien ship, the Enterprise finds the surface of the planet destroyed, except the house and lot of one couple, Kevin and Rishon Uxbridge, who refuse to be evacuated, but why were they spared by the mysterious alien enemy? Their music box's melody haunts telepath Deanna Troi pathologically. After Lieutenant Worf stakes his reputation of thoroughness on his search as to the enemy ship being gone, it suddenly appears; Captain Picard decides not to follow it but return to Rana IV, where Rishon overcomes Kevin's reluctance to welcome them, even bearing a most useful matter replicator, he is an extreme pacifist. After an even stronger starship knocks their shields out, Picard takes surprising action... Written by
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This takes place in 2366. See more
When the Enterprise is leading the alien warship away from the planet at high warp, the view of the starfield from Counselor Troi's quarters is as though they are standing still. See more
[about the reason why he and Rishon may have survived their planet's destruction
I'm a man of special conscience. While the others did what they could, I chose not to fight.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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