On its way to the uncharted Phoenix cluster, the Enterprise gets a visit by shuttle from Starfleet Academy Cadet Wesley Crusher on leave, all help being welcome now that research time has been cut to two weeks. Everyone is happy to see the popular, brilliant boy back and hear about his faring, some exchanging some of their own cadet memories. New Ensign Lefler, about his age, takes a personal interest in him and vice versa. Wesley wisely wonders why the computer game Riker brought back from shore leave so quickly became popular or rather addictive before he tries it as they all insist. He discovers it stimulates the pleasure center but affects the higher brain functions, and Data wasn't incapacitated by accident but disconnected by players because android computer brains are immune for the game. Alas, by now Wesley is the only unaffected human, all the others hunt him down after Picard took orders for the game's distribution to other ships and bases from tailing Ktarian ship commander...
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At time index 5:32 Picard informs Riker that Wesley will be joining the Enterprise via shuttle for vacation from the academy. At 9:16 Wesley arrives via an Oberth class starship, not a shuttle. See more
Commander William T. Riker
[to Troi and her chocolate ice cream
Would you like me to leave you two alone?
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more