Kirk: Captain of the Enterprise, huh? Picard: That's right. Kirk: Close to retirement? Picard: I'm not planning on it. Kirk: Well let me tell you something. Don't! Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you. Don't let them do anything that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there... you can make a difference. Picard: Come back with me. Help me stop Soran. Help make a difference again! Kirk: Who am I to argue with the captain of the Enterprise? What's the name of that planet? Veridian 3? Picard: That's right. Kirk: I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim? Picard: You could say that. Kirk: You know if Spock were here he'd say I was an irrational, illogical human for going on a mission like that... Sounds like fun!

With in the Nexus, Picard and Kirk, mounted on horseback, agree to go after Soran together.