The end of two centuries of storms on a planet allows the Enterprise to discover the USS Essex, a Federation starship missing for that long, and investigates its system. Riker is the only one of his away team on a moon who, after having been knocked unconscious by another electric storm and touched by an electric phenomenon, remains himself: suddenly Troi, O'Brien and even Data, apparently possessed by aliens, grab their guns on the bridge and taken five hostages, including Keiko and her baby, demanding the ship steers to the southern pole, where the Essex is. Picard has himself exchanged for the five and Dr. Crusher figures out the away team was probably affected by an ionic phenomenon, which didn't affect Riker because of his wound-caused pain, which inspires Geordi to prepare and man a pain-gun...
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This takes place in 2368. See more
The three host bodies removed the com devices to stop being tracked easily in the turbo lift. The three were shown without the devices and the devices were shown on the floor of the turbo lift. In 10-forward, all three are wearing the com devices again. Correction: The three are seen collecting the com badges of everyone else in 10-forward, and they each put one of these on themselves. See more
Chief Miles O'Brien
If I could have killed that thing inside me, I would have.
[holding Molly in her arms
I know. We both know!
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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