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?
The only episode in this series where the opening credits displays the principal cast members' names only and not their character roles. Starting from Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Naked Now
(1987) and all the way through the series' run, the credits are displayed with character roles (i.e. "Patrick Stewart
as Captain Jean Luc Picard", etc.) See more
As Riker leaves Farpoint with Data to investigate the explosions which are coming from the Bandi village, Troi yells out, "Wait! If you should be hurt." Riker responds sternly with, "You have your orders, Lieutenant. Carry them out." Deanna Troi is a lieutenant commander so he should have said "Commander," which is the shortened version of that rank, not "Lieutenant." 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