When Starfleet receives an Earth-like distress signal from deep in space, the Enterprise is sent to investigate. Picard suspects the Earthlings in question may have originated with SS Mariposa which carried a group of Utopians hundreds of years before. He is intrigued at the odd mix of equipment they carry. When they arrive, they realize that solar flares from the planet's sun will kill them and the Captain orders the colonists removed to the Enterprise for their safety. When the refugees mention there is another group from which they've separated for hundreds of years, the ship travels to the Mariposa colony which is made up entirely of clones of the original inhabitants. Meanwhile, Worf collapses at his station on the bridge and Dr. Pulaski tries to diagnose what may be wrong with him. He's less than pleased when she tells him that he has the Klingon version of the measles. Written by
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This takes place in 2365. See more
The back story for WWIII and the formation of the United Earth government is inconsistent with other references throughout the Trek universe. Here these events are said to have happened in the 22nd century, most other Star Trek references place them in the 21st. See more
Tell me, is your entire population made up of clones, Prime Minister?
Commander William T. Riker
Prime Minister Granger
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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