Because of a feared imminent Cardassian invasion, Vice Admiral Alynna Nechayev comes to the Enterprise on the USS Cairo, to replace Picard as its captain by Cairo's captain, Edward Jellico, who immediately makes his mark on crew and ship, tells Troi there's no time for a 'honeymoon' with either for he expects the negotiations with the Cardassians he's charged with to fail and hastily deploys big plans to prepare the flagship for battle. Meanwhile, Picard, Worf and Dr. Crusher have a top-secret mission, to find and sabotage the presumed biological superweapon which can wipe out all life on a whole system prior to invasion. After their training, the trio bribes a Ferengi smuggler ship to reach the suspected Cardassian planet, but by the time they have intruded the subterranean installation... Written by
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When Capt. Picard, Worf, and Dr. Crusher reach the chasm, they realize that the signal they are looking for is at the bottom, which is 500 meters (over 1650 feet) down, and that they will have to use their ropes and climbing equipment to repel down over the edge. The amount of rope that each carry appears to be much too small to equal 500 meters length, and appears to be at most 100 meters length. See more
[in the caves on Celtris III, Picard, Worf and Dr. Crusher are surprised by bat-like creatures
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
It's all right. They're called lynars, a kind of Celtran bat; they're harmless.
Doctor Beverly Crusher
You're not afraid of bats, are you, Worf?
Of course not.
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