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
Did You Know?
John Anderson also played a grieving widower on an episode of Little House on the Prairie called "The Haunted House". He played Amos Pike, a hermit who refuses to believe his wife is dead and spends his time playing her music box and "watching" her dance. 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
We've all been inflicted one time or another with that melody that won't go away.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more