When the Enterprise is advised by a passing Klingon vessel of strange debris in orbit around a nearby planet, they investigate only to find a piece of a NASA spacecraft emblazoned with the US flag. The planet below has severe weather and an unbreathable atmosphere except for one small area that appears to be inhabitable by humans. Riker, Data and Worf beam down to the surface only to find a single revolving door leading them to the casino floor in the Hotel Royale. They soon find that they are trapped there and cannot exit. As they explore the hotel, they find the remains of a human, dead for several centuries. They also find his diary and a cheap pulp fiction novel that seems to be the story taking place in the hotel itself.
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This takes place in 2365. See more
While Data "cuts" the deck of cards at the Blackjack table with the entire deck in his hand, you see the bottom cards of both sides. They are both the Queen of Spades. See more
Lt. Commander Data
[right before beginning his winning streak at the craps table
Baby needs a new pair of shoes.
Referenced in Trekkies
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more