I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
The Empire has been run off back to Earth, and the Cardassion-Klingon alliance is hoping for a full victory: eradication of the Empire. But there are those willing to fight for Earth, and the Empire, and one of those is Captain Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the ISS Stargazer.
And yet his crew has no hope, until the rumors about a new class of ship start circulating. this will be the pride of the Empire.
And Captain Picard may not believe in the ship, at least not until Commander Data provides proof, but he wants anything that can give him a better chance at defeating his enemies. So when he finds out that La Forge, formerly of the Stargazer, is working on the new, Galaxy class ship, well, Picard simply has to see if he can cut a deal with the under appreciated La Forge.
Plus, Data with Borg parts. Yay!