The Enterprise is en route to Star Station India when receive a distress signal from the USS Lantree, a Federation supply ship. When they arrive, they find everyone aboard the Lantree dying of what seems to be old age. They proceed to the Lantree's last port of call, the Darwin genetic research facility on Gagarin IV only to find that they too are suffering from rapid aging. Picard and Dr. Pulaski clash when she brings aboard one of the children from the station and in order to complete her examination, takes him aboard a shuttle craft in order to isolate him from the Enterprise crew. She is soon infected however and seems doomed to die of old age but Picard may have a solution. Written by
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Despite having been on the ship since Farpoint, this is the first time that Chief O'Brien's name is used. See more
The nature of Darwin Station's experiments violate Federation laws regarding genetics, according to Star Trek canon, yet this problem is never mentioned. See more
Scientists believe no experiment is a failure, that even a mistake advances the evolution of understanding. -... - But all achievement has a price. For one brief glimpse at the mysterious blueprint of human evolution, the men and women of the USS Lantree paid with their lives. Their sacrifice is thus noted in this scientist's log.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more