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 the series began, this is the first time that Chief O'Brien's name is used. See more
When the doctor on the station guides Data and Dr Pulaski up the stairs to see the children, as she is moving her right hand up to gesture them up the stairs take a look and you will see where her 'old woman' makeup ends and her real skin begins. See more
[Dr. Pulaski complains to Troi about not getting along with Captain Picard
He has such a consuming dedication to his ship, he doesn't seem to be able to step back to see the human side of the equation.
What's the matter?
Counselor Deanna Troi
Kate, I don't think he'd be where he is if he couldn't see the human side of the equation. Perhaps the two of you aren't all that different.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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