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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's script for the episode was heavily rewritten by Gene Roddenberry
's lawyer, Leonard Maizlish. Fontana quit the show in protest of this and lodged a complaint with the Writer's Guild of America. The incident also convinced producer Maurice Hurley
that Roddenberry no longer knew what he was doing, and so Hurley pressured Roddenberry into handing control of the writing staff over to him. See more
Around the 30 minute mark, just as the away team leave the tunnel into which they beamed, Tasha moves her phaser from her right hand to her left. When they round the next corner the phaser is back in her right hand. See more
My revenge will be in seeing you live like this.
[Jameson collapses in agony
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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