"Lessons" is the 19th episode of the sixth season of the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and was originally aired on April 5, 1993 in broadcast syndication. Directed by Robert Wiemer, the episode was written by Ron Wilkerson and Jean Louise Matthias, with uncredited revisions by René Echevarria. The series follows the adventures of the crew of the Starfleet starship Enterprise. In this episode, Captain Picard's (Patrick Stewart) shared love of music with Lt. Commander Nella Daren (Wendy Hughes) leads to romance. After sending her on a dangerous mission which results in her death being incorrectly reported, he realises that he is incapable of carrying out a relationship with someone under his command. The episode saw a reprisal of Picard’s flute which had been introduced in the fifth season episode "The Inner Light". Stand-ins were used to perform the pieces by Picard and Daren, which required the use of close-up camera angles by the director. "Lessons" featured a variety of pieces of classical music, including works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach. The episode was received warmly by critics reviewing it after the end of the series, who praised by the performances of Hughes and Stewart.
Nighthawk, is a flying roller coaster in California's Great America which originally opened as Stealth on April 1, 2000. It was subsequently decided to re-locate the roller coaster, and it was moved to Carowinds in South Carolina where it replaced the Carolina Sternwheeler Riverboat. It reopened on March 20, 2004 as the Borg Assimilator having been repainted grey and green - the first coaster in the world to be themed for the Star Trek franchise. The intention was to allow the riders to have an unobstructed view of the surrounding theme park. The track is 2,760 feet (840 m) in length and the height of the lift is approximately 115 feet (35 m). The coaster takes 48 passengers at a time, with each of the two trains carrying 24 passengers across six cars each. The coaster includes five inversions, including a double corkscrew and a vertical loop. An incident occurred in 2007 when seven employees received minor injuries during a pre-season run. After Cedar Fair purchased the park, the Paramount theming was removed, with the coaster renamed to Nighthawk and repainted prior to the 2008 season. The coaster is one of only three Flying Dutchman models in existence which were built by Vekoma.
It’s almost unheard of to have so many strong women on a TV series, and I think that’s what made Voyager stand out is that you do. You have the Captain, who’s a woman, you have the Chief Engineer who’s a woman, you have Seven of Nine. They’re all very intelligent, very strong, very self sufficient. That was a real joy to walk into.