Captain Picard incurs serious wounds in a fight, even his artificial heart is gravely damaged. While Dr. Crusher wrestles with the medical consequences, his mind meets Q, who presents him to a parade of people who fell victim to Picard's actions and neglects, from his father and fellow cadets to himself, and offers him the possibility to have a 'second chance' without causing disaster by upsetting time. After Picard's initial refusal claim to have no regrets, Q forces him to acknowledge he made stupid mistakes and fix at least the adolescent one that got him stabbed and slapped in the face as an Academy graduate, or die and be stuck with Q for eternity. His error had been to help fellow Ensign Corey return the cheating at a pool game to a Naussicaan, a strong, badly tempered race, while ruining a friendship by having an affair. This time he stops Corey fighting and dying, but is deemed a coward, losing both friendships, and returned to the Enterprise an an inconspicuous Junior Grade ...
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This takes place in 2327 and 2369. See more
After Picard talks to Riker and Troi about his career, La Forge calls him for a statistical analysis he's supposed to bring him, the analysis he was holding when he entered that reality. However, when Picard is walking to the Turbolift, despite asking to go to Engineering, he's not holding the analysis. See more
Flowers! Is there a John Luck Pickurd here?
References Logan's Run
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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