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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Dr. Pulaski has the same phobia of the transporter as Dr. McCoy. Ironically, both happen to be the Chief Medical Officer. See more
They are using a piece of hair to transport Pulaski back to a previous state. However, somehow the memory of Pulaski seems to stay intact after the transport. It is fairly to say she would not have any knowledge of her condition on the research station. See more
They died of natural causes.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Natural causes? What in nature could cause that?
For the record, Captain, they died of old age.
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