The Enterprise is delighted with a rare chance to visit a technologically advanced planet which long prevented access by means of a perfect cloaking technique. Prime administrator Radue shows how their people lead a life of leisure, trusting their central computer takes care of all necessities. But they can't solve a medical nightmare: endemic infertility, so they need to 'adopt' earthling children. Negotiations failing, they suddenly snatch Wesley and several younger, also gifted crew kids. Picard can barely keep negotiating credibly enough to avoid being chased too far in space ever to return, but Wesley manages to study and befriend the locals while planning a minimal risk revolt. Written by
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This takes place in 2364. See more
Data explains that the Aldeans cloak works by bending light rays around the planet. This would mean that no light or other electromagnetic energy could reach the planet's surface leaving it in complete darkness and completely frozen. It would be so cold even the planet's atmosphere would freeze and fall to the ground like snow. This would also not hide the planet's gravitational field, which would give its location and clearly as if there were no cloak at all. See more
Captain, if you don't accept our terms, the Enterprise will be pushed so far away that by the time you return, your children will be grandparents.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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