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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After the first jump, an outside view shows a highly dynamic astronomical scenery: gas clouds visibly moving across the screen and around a large red object (possibly that protostar Data mentions later), making about one full revolution per minute. Only massive black holes can rotate the matter around them at such speeds, but the red object looks nothing like a black hole, and besides, if the Enterprise was so close to a black hole, it would've been in very big trouble. Other than that, any astronomical view should appear frozen solid to a human observer, considering the vast distances and dimensions involved. 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 ...
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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