When Starfleet receives an Earth-like distress signal from deep in space, the Enterprise is sent to investigate. Picard suspects the Earthlings in question may have originated with the SS Mariposa, which settled a group of Utopians hundreds of years ago. He is intrigued at the odd mix of equipment they carry. When they arrive and realize that solar flares from the planet's sun will kill them, the Captain orders the colonists removed to the Enterprise for their safety. When the refugees mention another group they originally separated from, the ship travels to the Mariposa colony, made up entirely of clones from their five original survivors. Elsewhere, Worf collapses at his station on the bridge and Dr. Pulaski tries to diagnose what may be wrong with him. He's less than pleased to learn that he has the Klingon version of the measles.
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Commander William T. Riker
There is something damn odd going on here.
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