In the 24th Century, Captain Jean-Luc Picard assumes command of the Federation's state of the art, luxury flagship, the fifth U.S.S. Enterprise, and its new crew with an array of both humans and non-humans. 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.
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This is the only time in TNG and subsequent series that an additional Captain's log entry is referred to as 'supplementary', rather than the usual 'supplemental'. See more
When being chased by Q and the Enterprise separates at warp speed, wouldn't the saucer section be badly damaged? Because after the separation, it would not have the protection of the deflector dish on the stardrive section and would still travel considerable distance because when they separated they were in excess of Warp 9.5. 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 ...
The two-part version, which is the one usually shown in syndication, is missing several short scenes. One scene cut has Riker being shown a recap of the Enterprise's encounter with The Q. See more
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
& Alexander Courage See more