The Enterprise brings eminent scientist Dr. Paul Stubbs to the site of a binary star system, expecting a massive stellar explosion to occur in a few hours. He has waited many years for this event and has devoted his entire life to its study. The Enterprise, however, begins to suffer a series of malfunctions, some minor but others far more serious. Wesley may be responsible for all the problems on the ship due to his experiment in nanotechnology escaping the lab. Fearing that the attack on the ship might prevent him from completing his experiments, Stubbs takes matters into his own hands, making matters worse. Meanwhile, Dr. Beverly Crusher, returned to the Enterprise after a year at Starfleet Medical, is concerned over her presence limiting son Wesley's development. Can a 17-year-old boy develop normally if his mother is always around him?
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This takes place in 2366. See more
Captain Picard and others oppose killing the nanites because they consider it immoral to kill an intelligent life form. However, the point of view is never raised that as an artificial life the procreates abundantly, they have created an invasive species, which by definition could threaten natural life forms. See more
Counselor Deanna Troi
Dr. Stubbs, I know how much this means to you...
Dr. Paul Stubbs
My dear Counselor. No insult intended; but please turn off your beam into my soul.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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