A Ferengi captain, Bok, offers to return the Starfleet vessel Stargazer
, the ship which was Captain Picard's first command. Strangely, Bok asks for no compensation for the vessel which Captain Picard had abandoned during the battle of Maxia. However, Bok’s ulterior motive is revenge on Picard for the death of his son during that battle. Bok tells the crew that the Stargazer
’s log show that Picard really fired on an unarmed Ferengi ship in the famous “Battle of Maxia.”
Bok has also planted a mind control device on the Stargazer. The device causes Picard, after he beams back to the Stargazer, to believe he is back fighting the battle of Maxia, and believing the Enterprise
is the opposing Ferengi vessel.