Although Riker considers maverick Federation scientist Kosinski's project to vastly boost the Enterprise's propulsion absurd, Picard obeys the Admiralty's orders. Fascinated, Wesley sits with his alien assistant and wins his confidence. The results surpass even Kosinski's wildest dreams, jumping the ship into a galaxy millions of light year away. Deciding against immediate study, Picard orders Kosinski to get them back. Only Wesley notices that his assistant, who 'fades' supernaturally, is the real key. The next jump brings them to where everyone's deepest hopes and fears come true. The alien assistant is ailing and reveals his 'Traveller' identity. Wesley's astuteness is noted and fittingly rewarded with an academy cadet future.
Did You Know?
According to Data, the subspace message sent to Starfleet from the M-33 Galaxy would take 51 years, 10 months, 9 weeks and 16 days to reach Earth. Unless the lengths of months, weeks or days has changed considerably by the 24th century, or the relation of each unit to one other is different in subspace, this very impressive-sounding time frame can just as easily be expressed with 52 years, 2 weeks and 3 or 4 days. See more
You do understand, don't you, that thought is the basis of all reality. The energy of thought, to put in your terms, is very powerful.
References Star Trek
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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