Commander William Riker has been on an acculturation mission under an alias for months on the Malcorian planet, surgically altered to appear as a local, but he gets badly wounded, beyond their medical skills to correct because his internal organs are unknown to them. Captain Jean-Luc Picard decides to speed up his official diplomatic approach (a.k.a. First Contact protocols) and intercede on Riker's behalf, but they are told by a fascinated, open-minded Malcorian scientist that her planet's culture is particularly xenophobic and would reject any alien as being unequal to them. The Malcorian government keeps the matter secret but is internally divided: while Chancellor Durken is in favor of Riker's release without his people finding out and establishing friendly relations with the Federation, his powerful security minister, Krola, is prepared to go to any length to preserve their traditional way of life, including framing Riker for murder.
KGF Vissers/edited by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
Chancellor Durken, played by George Coe, is the voice of "Woodhouse" in the "Archer" animated spy/comedy on Fx. Seasoned viewers of "Archer" may even notice a resembelnce to the face animated character. See more
Picard made first contact with Mirasta so she would help him locate and rescue Riker. Picard could have given Mirasta a combadge/tracker device that she could have activated as soon as she found Riker at the medical facility. See more
Perhaps, like many conquerors, you believe your goals to be benevolent. I cannot. For however you would describe your intentions, you still represent the end to my way of life. I cannot permit that to occur.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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