When the Enterprise locates the missing freighter USS Genova, it's found to be stuck on a round object large enough to cause gravimetric disturbances, which fits the theory of a Dyson sphere, large enough to contain all a star's powers. Riker's away team investigates the beached-up ship and finds a permanent diagnostic loop in the transporter buffer; Geordi guesses right this was the clever method to survive for 75 years used by two men, one of which has decayed, but the Enterprise's chief engineer from Kirk's days, Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott, is alive and confident he still can be useful. After trying Geordi's patience with his ignorant questions and dangerous presumptions, Scotty feels ready to retire. However the gravity has both ships locked to the sphere, the star inside is about to release a flare in hours which the shields can't survive, and Scotty, who literally wrote the impulse reactor's manual, can show Geordi the real tolerance margins... Written by
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When Scotty walks onto the Holodeck, there is a red alert light that wasn't a part of the bridge all those years ago. When filming "Relics", the set designers removed the dedication plaque from the turbolift foyer to create the illusion of a different part of the bridge and save money on building more of the set. See more
Scotty's upper left arm is broken yet while walking along the Enterprise-D's corridor, Geordi keeps bumping into that arm and grasps and taps Scotty by that arm in a farewell. See more
Commander William T. Riker
Could someone survive inside a transporter buffer for 75 years?
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
I know a way to find out.