When the Enterprise locates the missing transport ship USS Jenolan, 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 an entire star's powers. Riker's away team investigates the wrecked 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 degraded, 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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The USS Jenolan was named after the Jenolan Caves, which writer Ronald D. Moore
had visited while he was in Sydney, Australia for a Star Trek
(1966) convention. The city provided the starship's "Sydney class" designation. See more
Seconds before entering the Holodeck, Scotty's hair is neatly combed and parted to one side. Moments later, when the camera angle changes as he is entering the room, his hair is mussed in front. 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.
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Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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