"'The Battle" is the 9<sup>th</sup> episode of the science fiction television series The Next Generation.
is given his old command, the Stargazer
, as a gift
Daimon Bok who intends to use it as part of a trap to discredit and destroy the Enterprise
41723.9, the USS Enterprise
has rendezvoused with a Ferengi
vessel. After days of waiting, Captain Jean-Luc Picard
, who is plagued by a headache, grows impatient. The Ferengi finally respond with their Captain, Daimon Bok, requesting to meet Picard.
Picard goes to sickbay
where Doctor Beverly Crusher
conducts a medical scan. She has no idea what is causing his headaches. In the meantime, Wesley Crusher
detects a second vessel approaching. Geordi La Forge
identifies the ship as an old Constellation-class starship
to the Enterprise
bridge, along with his first officer Kazago. Bok announces that the Federation
ship is a "gift" for "the hero of Maxia." Picard is not sure what Bok is referring to, where Data
reminds him that nine years ago, at Maxia, he was attacked by an unidentified aggressor which he destroyed. Bok angrily shouts that ship in question was Ferengi.
The viewer magnifies upon the old ship. The nomenclature reads: "STARGAZER". Picard is realizing it's his former command. Bok found the derelict, and offers it as a memento.
Picard tells of the incident at Maxia. The Stargazer
suffered damage and... Read More