Shortly after the Enterprise saves a planet from an asteroid impact by exploding it, the ship experiences strange breakdowns which are ultimately attributed to impossible-to-detect tiny metal parasites, which will destroy it unless eliminated. Data suggests luring them to an asteroid. While Deanna Troi counsels Worf to deal with his son Alexander's authority problems by drawing up a two-way contract on paternal and filial rights and obligations, she is practically terrified to hear her overbearing and impulsive mother, ambassador Lwaxana, announce her own arrival, soon meddling with the educational contract, and that of a planet's Third Minister Campio whom she decided to marry solely based on computerized profiles, but finds less compatible once he and his protocol master Erko arrive for the wedding.
KGF Vissers/edited by statmanjeff
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In one of the final scenes, with Picard and Data heading to the Bridge in a Turbolift, Picard wears only the 3-pip rank of Commander, but when he steps out of the lift, he again wears his rightful 4-pip Captain rank. See more
[the juggler appears downcast
Oh... I was just juggling, and I happened to - happ - catch one in my mouth. It tasted good, so I ate it. Before I knew it, I'd eaten up every one of my worlds. It never occurred to me that once they were gone, I'd have nothing left to juggle. If you ever have a world, plan ahead! Don't eat it.
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