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
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[it has been revealed that warp fields can cause subspace instabilities, which would make warp flight potentially impossible
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
You know, Geordi, I spent the better part of my life exploring space. I have charted new worlds, I've... met dozens of new species. And I believe that these were all valuable ends in themselves. And now it seems that... all this while, I was... helping to damage the thing that I hold most dear.
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
It won't turn out that way, Captain. We still have time to make it...
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
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