Captain Walker Keel, an old friend of Picard's, uses a top-secret frequency, thus excluding informing Riker, to summon him to a top-secret meeting with two other captain. The vague innuendo about a plot to take over a strategic sector of the Federation by replacing mysteriously dying Starfleet officers doesn't quite impress Picard, but he reconsiders after Keel and his crew die in an explosion. So he intends with Riker to visit Starfleet HQ, where he will dine with admirals and their aide Dexter Remmick, while Riker keeps an eye on admiral Aaron, who insists to visit the modernized Enterprise, actually carrying an alien brain-parasite.
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From the time Worf puts Riker's still unconscious body down so he can fight the admiral, to when Dr. Crusher stuns the admiral and goes to help Riker, Riker's head and right hand have changed positions. See more
Lieutenant Geordi La Forge
...So the guy staggers to his feet and goes back to the girl, right? Well, she smiles, looks him straight in the eye and says "Just try that in hyperspace!"
Lt. Cmdr. Data
I see. So the difficulty in attaining such complex positioning in zero gravity environment, coupled with the adverse effects it would have on the psychological wellbeing of the average human male, is what makes this anecdote so amusing. Yes - very humorous indeed. Hysterical, in fact.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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