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?
During the second jump (to the unknown part of the Universe), the Enterprise's view-screen shows several objects through which the ship appears to be passing. The last of those objects is the famous Ring Nebula - a planetary nebula about 2300 light years from Earth. 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
Do you realize how many great advancements of mankind have been tied to speed? This is a moment in history, right here, right now. And your names will be forever linked with mine.
A Little Night Music
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