The Enterprise is docked at a station where it is to undergo a routine procedure to remove accumulated baryon particles. The ship must be evacuated while undergoing the procedure but Picard realizes there are people on board that should not be there. When the power is shut down, he finds himself trapped on board just when the deadly baryon sweep begins. The unknown people aboard the ship are thieves seeking to make a tidy profit from their foray. Data meanwhile tries to improve his ability to engage in small talk.
Did You Know?
The initial "pitch" for this episode was one line: "Die Hard
(1988) on the Enterprise." As for fans, the popular nickname for this episode is "Die Hard Picard." See more
When Kiros tells Kelsey that she has Mot on deck 10, we hear '10' but her lips say something else. See more
Lt. Commander Data
[Communicating with Capt. Picard as Kelsey, the thief Picard was fighting on board, is making her escape
Sir, an unidentified scout ship has just beamed someone off the Enterprise. Do you know anything about it?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
[Holding the stabilizing unit of the container of dangerously unstable material Kelsey was stealing that he managed to remove without her noticing
I know they won't get far.
[Kelsey's departing ship soon explodes
References Mister Ed
"Piano Concerto #17 in G Major, K. 45 third moment (Allegretto)'
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
[Akaria Base reception music] See more