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An Away Team's search of a barren planet turns tragic when a buried bomb explodes and kills one of the group's archaeologists. Worf (Michael Dorn), the team leader, feels he is to blame for the death.

On board the Enterprise, Picard (Patrick Stewart) breaks the news to the victim's 12-year old son, Jeremy (Gabriel Damon). As Worf, himself an orphan, lends comfort to Jeremy, Troi (Marina Sirtis) detects an alien presence aboard the ship-Jeremy's mother, seemingly come back to life!

Picard determines that the image of Jeremy's mother is being created by an energy source from the planet's surface, and that the alien power is gaining control of the transporter room. Can Picard protect Jeremy and save The Enterprise?

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Genre:  Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio:  Paramount
CastLeVar Burton, Gates McFadden
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This episode is about the human side of the people of the Federation, how they do their jobs and how they respond when things go wrong. While exploring a planet once inhabited by a species that completely destroyed itself through a war, Lt. Marla Aster is killed by a bomb set long ago. Her 12-year-old son Jeremy survives her, and he is now an orphan because his father died several years earlier. Worf was in command of the away team and while he was also injured, he feels responsible for Aster's …
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