The "Enterprise" is to provide technical assistance to a 3-man anthropological field team on the planet Mintaka III, which is observing, in hiding, the Vulcanoid Bronze Age native population. When the holographic hiding place is ravaged by an explosion, the landing party and its advanced technology are observed by two natives, one of whom, Liko, gets hurt badly and is beamed up for life-saving treatment; Picard orders his short-term memory wiped out to prevent a breach of the Prime Directive, but that fails as Commander William Riker and Counselor Deanna Troi find out, after they are beamed down again, temporarily altered to resemble Mintakans, to look for missing anthropologist Palmer: this culture now revives an abandoned belief in a supernatural overseer, worships the Picard, and soon ponders to offer Counselor Troi as a human sacrifice.... Written by
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who plays Liko, is searching for Dr. Palmer and "the Picard." A year later Wise began to appear in Twin Peaks
(1990) as one of his most famous roles, Leland Palmer, who knows a family named Packard which sounds a bit like Picard. See more
The bow used in the show is a compound bow, a bow that has wheels or cams to increase power. A species at this point in their evolution would still be using a standard straight or re-curve bow. See more
[Liko is about to shoot Picard to prove that the latter is a supernatural being
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
If you believe I am all-powerful, then you cannot hurt me. If, however, I am telling the truth, and I am mortal... you will kill me. But if the only proof you will believe is my death... then shoot.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more