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?
Continues the tradition of using 24th century matters to comment on social and political conditions in real life. Warp drives harming the fabric of space refers to fossil fuel emissions from aircraft, cars, and trucks contributing to anthropogenic climate change. See more
Data's cat, Spot, is a male in seasons 4-6, but is female in season 7. 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
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