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
Did You Know?
The scene of the original Enterprise was made by looping footage of the empty bridge seen in Star Trek: This Side of Paradise
(1967), and bluescreening it behind James Doohan
. Because of this, only small parts of the set had to be built. Ironically, Doohan didn't appear in the episode the shot was taken from. The shot of the original viewscreen was recycled from Star Trek: The Mark of Gideon
(1969). See more
The background of the star is a star field; however, there is only one star inside the Dyson sphere. The correct background would have been the inner surface on the opposite side of the sphere. See more
Good Lord, man! Where have you put me?
These are standard guest quarters, sir. I can try and find something bigger if you want.
*Bigger*? In my day, even an admiral would nota had such quarters on a starship.
References Star Trek: The Naked Time
Star Trek: The Next Generation Main Title
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
and Alexander Courage See more