The officers' ploy has succeeded: Riker won intergalactic piracy captain Baran's confidence while sparing the Enterprise. Picard works out the stolen archaeological artifacts are not Romulan but pre-logical Vulcan. This is confirmed by the only pirate who guessed their game, an undercover agent who must prevent them being used as a terrible weapon. Meanwhile Data is in temporary command, dealing with Worf's initial lack of respect and Klingon Koral's ship, until the pirates beam aboard with a whole series of mainly hidden agendas and deceptions Data's crew also plays into.
Did You Know?
The episode's Vulcan subplot was based on one of Spock's admissions that a Vulcan could kill for a logical reason. Story editor Naren Shankar
, commented: "We went for people who very logically felt that Vulcan's problems were linked to contamination by illogical people, so in a logical sense you say "Get rid of them..." a very logical way to arrive at racism." See more
At around 12:22, obvious makeup line on Commander Data's face. The back and bottom of his neck and the area of his head behind his ears either don't have makeup applied, or just have the makeup base and not the golden, sparkly makeup that the rest of Data's face usually has. See more
[Galen alias Picard has instigated a mutiny
[to his crew
He's plotted this all along. Opposed me at every turn. Endangered all of us by refusing to follow his orders.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
To follow *your* orders - the orders of a small man trying to fill a role too big for him!
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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