The Enterprise travels to the planet Persephone 5 to collect Admiral Mark Jamieson and transport him to Mordan IV to again lead a hostage negotiation on the planet where he had achieved a successful negotiation 40 years before. The Admiral makes it quite clear that he is in command the mission, but not the ship. En route, Jamieson, who is quite elderly and suffering from the incurable Iverson's disease, takes an alien rejuvenation drug that makes him younger. It soon becomes apparent that the hostages are being held by the planet's ruler, Karnas, not a terrorist group as he had claimed. When it also come to light that Jamieson's success was not brought about in the manner recorded in Federation history books, it becomes clear that it is the Admiral himself Karnas is after. Written by
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Actor Michael Pataki, who plays Karnas in this episode, also appeared in the original "Star Trek" series as a Klingon named Korax in Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles. Scenes in which he appeared in 1967 were also used in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Trials and Tribble-ations, so in a way, he appeared in three Star Trek series in three different decades See more
When Picard enters the bridge from the turbolift with the camera following behind him, the picture jiggles a bit, as if the cameraman missteps. See more
Admiral Mark Jameson
I always wound up in the observation lounge staring out at the stars, thinking.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Perhaps in this case - re-thinking.
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