Approaching the space station on planet Tanaga 4, the Enterprise gets a message from local Dr. Nel Apgar, but before she can speak it explodes. The ship is visited by the planet's chief investigator, who wants to arrest Commander William T. Riker for murder after he was overheard threatening Apgar, the accuser being his present widow, Manua Apgar. The captain refuses to extradite Riker to a legal system which operates on the presumption of guilt until proven innocent, so he allows only an investigation on board, for which Data provides ample technological assistance, reproducing the station on the holodeck. Riker had a secret mission there concerning the development of a low energy converter, and was seduced by his host's wife Manua Apgar, with whom the scientist 'cought' him. According to data from the planet, the fatal energy burst, of an unidentified nature, started from the spot Riker stood just at the time of his transporting to the Enterprise. After energy strikes on board, the ... Written by
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Krag points to the sensor logs that show an energy discharge from Riker's position to the science station's generator. Krag claims that Riker fired a phaser just as he beamed out. No one disputes this. But in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Most Toys
(1990) O'Brien can tell that a beamed phaser has been fired just before transport. Surely he could read Riker's weapon as well, and that would be evidence as to whether Riker fired at all. See more
I must apologize for my husband's lack of social graces. He may be one of the great scientific minds in the galaxy, but... he does come up a bit short in other areas.
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