The Federation is on the verge of war with the Cardassians after a Starship under the command of Captain Benjamin Maxwell attacks a Cardassian science outpost, destroying it and killing everyone there. Captain Picard is ordered to find Maxwell and take whatever steps necessary to stop him. The Cardassians are cautious and their captain, Gul Macet, doesn't quite believe Picard will hunt down one of his own. Picard for his part will do his duty but finds it hard to believe that a Starship captain would attack without reason. Chief O'Brien served with Maxwell and knows that his family was killed many years before in a Cardassian attack. He also knows that Maxwell is a very able captain who would not seek revenge. When Maxwell destroys a Cardassian cargo ship, Picard realizes he must be stopped before there is all-out war. Written by
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Captain Maxwell is joking with O'Brien about getting his silver tongue from "kissing the stone". This is a reference to the Blarney Stone in Co. Cork, Ireland, which is said to give whoever kisses it great eloquence and skill at flattery. See more
When Captain Picard orders Worf to continue firing phasers, you hear the sound of photon torpedoes being fired instead. See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Why have you fired on us?
Curious question, Captain. In war, one attacks one's enemies.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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