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.
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Some of Picard's catchphrases are established here like "come" and "make it so". See more
After traveling away from Farpoint at velocities in excess of warp nine for some time, the Enterprise separates into the stardrive section and the saucer section. After Q releases them, the stardrive section proceeds to Farpoint, and the saucer section meets them there under its own power. However, warp nine is 729 times the speed of light, with higher warp factors curving up on the graph as it approaches warp ten asymptotically. Even one minute at warp nine would put the saucer section 729 light minutes away from Farpoint, and without warp drive, it would take at least 24 hours at half lightspeed to get there, yet it reaches the planet around an hour after the stardrive section. 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 ...
Part one of the two-part version retains the scrolling closing credits of the two-hour version. Part two uses a modified version of the scrolling closing credits that only credits for actors that appeared only in part two or in both parts one and two. See more
Pop! Goes the Weasel
Written by Traditional
Performed by Brent Spiner
& Jonathan Frakes See more