What might heaven in outer space look like? Why, of course, like northern California. The Ba'ku suggest tranquilized residents of such affluent Marin County towns as Mill Valley, dreamily discharging their daily tasks in a world that has completely forsworn modern technology. Picard becomes deeply taken with Anij (Donna Murphy), a 309-year-old beauty who wears low-cut gowns and speaks in a voice that throbs with the calm wisdom of centuries. Anij discourses knowingly about the eternity of the moment.
Photos: Porsche—Marin County, 2009; Rolls Royce—Marin County, 2009