The Enterprise investigates the medical transport Fleming's, disappearance perhaps hijacked for its valuable gel cargo in the Hacares corridor, a region uniquely dense in tetreon interference which complicates navigation. DaiMon Prak's large Ferengi ship, the prime suspect, is stranded. He denies having attacked first, but helps with the search in exchange for engineering repairs. Geordi tries to boost the sensors as a matter of rivalry with his former teacher, and gets Data to try to 'train' cat Spot, who is of course too smart to be manipulated. The Enterprise runs into an immobilizing field, then gets boarded by Hacarian sibling doctors Rabal and Serova, who claim warp fields have fatal effects for their planetary population. They admit to having immobilized ships by buoys to make the Federation sit up, a theory Data can't verify for sure. Serova hijacks the Fleming to prove her theory at the ultimate price. Written by
Did You Know?
The first Trek episode where a speed limit is imposed on all Federation vessels. This is mentioned intermittently throughout this final season of TNG but never on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
(1993) or Star Trek: Voyager
(1995). What with the production staff's dissatisfaction with this episode, its likely they erased it from canon in their minds, rather than found some off-screen solution to remedy the warp effect. See more
Several wall displays in the episode read RS Corridor. The production staff admitted this was a mistake. The name of the Hekaras Corridor was misspelled on the graphic and then all but the last two incorrect letters were accidentally deleted. See more
Lt. Commander Data
Why is Spot under the bed?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Probably because she knows if I catch her, I'm gonna kill her.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more