Although Riker considers maverick federation scientist Kosinski's project to vastly boast the propulsion absurd, Picard obeys the admiralty orders. Fascinated, Wesley sits with his alien assistant and wins his confidence. the results surpass eve 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
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At the end of this episode, Picard gives Wesley a field promotion to acting Ensign. When filming wrapped, Gene Roddenberry
gave Wil Wheaton
his Lieutenant insignia from his days in the Army Air Force. See more
According to Data, the subspace message sent to Starfleet from the M-33 Galaxy would take 51 years, 10 months, 9 weeks and 16 days to reach Earth. Unless the lengths of months, weeks or days has changed considerably by the 24th century or the relation of each unit to one other is different in subspace, this very impressive sounding time frame can just as easily be expressed with 52 years, two weeks and 3 or 4 days. See more
Are you familiar with the intricacies of what is called here 'music'?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
And such musical genius as I saw in one of your ship's libraries, one called Mozart, who as a small child wrote astonishing symphonies, a genius who made music not only to be heard, but seen and felt beyond the understanding, the ability of others? Wesley is such a person, not with music, but with the equally lovely intricacies of time, energy, propulsion, and the instruments of this vessel, which allow all that to ...
A Little Night Music
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart See more