Not long after the Enterprise approaches an unknown buoy or satellite, Captain Picard falls unconscious on the bridge. He awakens in a village where he is married but also something of a village eccentric who thinks he is a spaceship captain by the name of Picard. His wife Eline tries to soothe him and his good friend Batai does not judge him. He lives a full life, has children and grows old. The planet he is on is dying however, suffering from a long and seemingly permanent drought. On board the Enterprise, the crew does its best to revive their unconscious captain but to no avail.
Did You Know?
While Picard's musical instrument is universally referred to as a flute, it is in fact a type of whistle, an example of which is the instrument played on Paul Simon's "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes." The tones played were actually produced by a soprano recorder. Being a non-functioning prop, Stewart simply moved his fingers while listening to a playback on the set, which was later replaced by a high-quality version in the soundtrack. See more
Picard is shown looking down into the valley of Ressik holding a straw hat in his left hand. In the next shot, taken from the front, the hat is missing. See more
Doctor Beverly Crusher
If somebody gets stabbed, you don't necessarily pull the knife out right away. It might do more harm than leaving it there.
No Man's Land
Written by Eric Bogle
Performed by Patrick Stewart See more