Heading for Parliament, the sector's neutral conference planet, the Enterprise transports peace delegates from two malevolent races, the carnivorous Anticans and the reptilian Selay, both of which want to join the Federation but can't stand each other long enough to occupy neighboring suites. Traveling past a mysterious energy cloud, something curious boards the ship, jumping between machinery and crew members, as if seeking a suitable host and learning about the ship without revealing itself. The crew catches on slowly, as nobody seems seriously affected by the highly intelligent host entity (except Wesley's engineering mentor Singh, killed in a warp technology energy surge).
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Picard announces this episode to begin at Stardate 41249.3 in the Captain's Log. See more
Data says the energy cloud travels at warp velocity, but when the Enterprise makes its sensor pass, the stars aren't streaking in the background. See more
Lieutenant Tasha Yar
We can learn something from non-disclosure?
Lt. Commander Data
Indubitably, my good woman.
[Yar looks quizzically at Riker
Commander William T. Riker
It's something the Captain mentioned. Sherlock Holmes. Indubitably, Data has been studying him.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more