During a period of rest, and just after three elementary school science fair prize winners leave with Capt. Picard for a tour of the ship, the Enterprise hits a quantum filament, trapping its people in different compartments under varying emergencies. Geordi and Dr. Crusher face a plasma fire that begins to destabilize stored supplies into high-yield explosives; Data and Riker face a lethal electrical arc on their only available route to engineering; Worf presides over Keiko O'Brien going into labor; the wounded captain and the school children rally to escape a damaged and dangling turbolift; Troi, as highest in rank on the bridge, faces a crucial decision as the warp core heads toward collapse and ship-wide destruction.
KGF Vissers/revised by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
One of the children suggests singing a song called "The Laughing Vulcan And His Dog." Some have speculated that the fictional song title was inspired, or perhaps a reference to the character Sybock from Star Trek V The Final Frontier. Writers have said however, this was not the case. See more
When Geordi depressurizes the cargo bay, everything is seen going into space except the panel leaning against the wall under the plasma fire. See more
[Picard and three children are stuck between decks in a malfunctioning turbolift
Number One, those big clamps are part of the emergency system. They're designed to hold the turbolift in place if something goes wrong. But it would seem that they're damaged.
Is that why we keep shaking?
Yes, now when they give way, we shall fall. You must take you're crew out of here before that happens. Now, there's a ladder that runs the length of the turboshaft. You can climb up it until you come to an open ...
I am the very model of a modern Major-General
from "The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty" (uncredited)
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
Performed by LeVar Burton See more