In the 24th Century, Captain Jean-Luc Picard assumes command of the Federation's state of the earth, more luxurious flagship, the fifth U.S.S. Enterprise, and its new crew, with more non-humans, such as psychic counselor Deanna Troi, a former of lover of the first officer, commander William T. Riker. Medical chief Beverly Crusher comes with her bright, inquisitive adolescent son, Wesley. On their maiden voyage, to Farpoint space station, on the primitive Bandi planet, they come under the apparently inescapable control of alien Q, representative of a technologically superior civilization. He calls humanity backward savages, but accepts to put them to the test at the station. Bandi leader Zorn offers full use of the apparently adequate facilities, but no answers to the key questions, how the station was built, and what agonized feelings Troi is picking up.
Did You Know?
A dropped idea for Q was that the Q Continuum was many entities with the same face. While Q's behavior still falls under the concept of the general trickster archetype, watching this episode with this in mind, it's very clear that John de Lancie
's performance is based on this idea. See more
When Picard orders Worf to move the Enterprise between the planet and the alien ship attacking it, he orders "force fields full on." He meant "shields," not "force fields." See more
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Captain's log, stardate 41153.7 - Our destination is planet Deneb IV, beyond which lies the great, unexplored mass of the galaxy. My orders are to examine Farpoint, a starbase built there by the inhabitants of that world. Meanwhile, I am becoming better acquainted with my new command, this Galaxy-class USS Enterprise. I am still somewhat in awe of its size and complexity. As for my crew, we are short in several key positions, most notably a first officer. But I'm informed that a ...
Pop! Goes the Weasel
Written by Traditional
Performed by Brent Spiner
& Jonathan Frakes See more