|Directed by||Jonathan Frakes|
|Screenplay by||Michael Piller|
|Story by||Rick Berman & Michael Piller|
|Produced by||Rick Berman|
|Associate Producer||Patrick Stewart|
|Executive Producer||Martin Hornstein|
|Music by||Jerry Goldsmith|
F. Murray Abraham
Daniel Hugh Kelly
On an unnamed planet in a distant sector, Starfleet, in all uneasy alliance with a mysterious new alien species of unknown origin, has discovered a secret with astounding implications that could transform the future of the entire Federation. But this secret has a price that may be more than some are willing to pay.
The secret first turns Data (Brent Spiner) against Starfleet, then draws Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the Starship Enterprise into a tense and dangerous situation that has unexpected effects on every member of the crew -- and presents them with an agonizing moral dilemma. Faced with orders he cannot obey and a crisis he cannot ignore, Picard finds himself torn between his conscience and his uniform.