Captain Picard & Dr. Crusher discover things about one another when they are captured by a opposing alien race, due to the fact that the Enterprise has come to allow the planet's other ... See full summary »


Jonathan Frakes


Gene Roddenberry (created by), Nick Sagan (as Nicholas Sagan)

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Episode cast overview:
Patrick Stewart ... Capt. Jean-Luc Picard
Jonathan Frakes ... Cmdr. William Riker
LeVar Burton ... Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge (credit only)
Michael Dorn ... Lieutenant Worf
Gates McFadden ... Dr. Beverly Crusher
Marina Sirtis ... Counselor Deanna Troi
Brent Spiner ... Lt. Commander Data
Robin Gammell ... Mauric
Lenore Kasdorf Lenore Kasdorf ... Lorin
James Castle Stevens James Castle Stevens ... Kes Aide (as J.C. Stevens)


Captain Picard & Dr. Crusher discover things about one another when they are captured by a opposing alien race, due to the fact that the Enterprise has come to allow the planet's other civilization the choice of being part of the Federation. Written by Matthew Olson

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6 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Beverly's fear of heights was implied last season in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Chain of Command: Part I (1992). It is here confirmed. See more »


Beverly says the telepathic implants are connected directly to the brainstem, but Lorin says they're connected to the cerebral cortex. Given the localization of function in the human brain, an implant in the cerebral cortex would be more intuitive. The superficial location of the implants would suggest connection to the brainstem, which is a prime spot for inducing nausea. This ambiguity in neuroanatomy technobabble continues a Star Trek tradition of referring to the brain as the cerebral cortex even though it's just one (albeit large) area of the brain. See more »


Commander William T. Riker: Now - the matter of our missing officers.
Lorin: They're still charged with spying, Commander. I have heard nothing here which would alter that.
Commander William T. Riker: Then maybe you should consider this: if anything happens to them, Starfleet is going to want a full investigation. Which means more starships will be coming to Kesprytt, and those ships are going to want answers, which puts your country under a very large and very uncomfortable microscope. Remember how unhappy you were when we contacted just one of your ...
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Referenced in Star Trek: The Next Generation: All Good Things... (1994) See more »


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PIcard and Crusher Exposed
9 October 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A couple of cultures are at each other's throats. They inhabit the same planet and are filled with distrust and paranoia. One of them is seeking an alliance with the Federation, but they are so suspicious that they trust no one. Picard and Crusher go to the surface to begin negotiations with one of the factions, only to be misdirected to the other group which arrests them as spies. They are able to escape their captors due to inter-mediators, but the escape isn't easy. On the Enterprise, things aren't going well and Worf and Riker have about had it with their "guestss." Meanwhile, Jean-Luc and Beverly, who when imprisoned had some devices planted on them, begin to read each other's thoughts. This makes them uncomfortably realize the affection and love they have for each other. As they move to escape, there are tender scenes between them where they act like teenagers at a school dance. This connection has been obvious for so many episodes and is bound to come to a head. It was delightful to see these venerable characters deal with the truth.

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