Although Riker considers maverick federation scientist Kosinski's project to vastly boost the propulsion absurd, Picard obeys the admiralty orders. Fascinated, Wesley sits with his alien assistant and wins his confidence. the results surpass even Kosinski's wildest dreams, jumping into a galaxy far beyond the explored part of the universe. Deciding against immediate study, Picard orders Kosinski to get them back. Only Wesley noticed that his assistant, who 'faded' supernaturally, is the real key. The next jump brings to where the crew's deepest hopes and fears come true. The alien assistant is ailing and reveals his 'Traveller' identity. Wesley's astuteness is noted and fittingly rewarded with an academy cadet future. Written by
Did You Know?
Argyle was referred to by Riker as one of the Enterprise's chief engineers. This would indicate that the ship had a team of chief engineers as opposed to a single person holding the position. In all likelihood, the concept was referred to due to the expectation of a turnover of actors playing the part of the chief engineer, as the role was not played by a regular cast member during the first season. See more
Kosinski's uniform insignia (whatever it indicates) is filly silver when he transports to Enterprise. Once he reaches engineering it is now mostly black with just a narrow silver strip, similar to the 3rd black pip of Lt Commanders. See more
You do understand, don't you, that thought is the basis of all reality. The energy of thought, to put in your terms, is very powerful.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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