The Enterprise obliges the androgynous Genai race's request to investigate a mysterious shuttle disappearance. When a probe follows an inexplicable neutrino emission, it too suddenly vanishes without a trace, possibly the first-ever documented 'null-space', which absorbs all electro-magnetic forces around it. Riker will attempt to chart it in a shuttle with the Gennai Soren. While contemplating the differences between social and biological life with or without gender-distinctions they become close. Entering the null-space, they find the shuttle and beam back with its crew of two to the Genai's green planet, where they fall in love. Soren is arrested for loving sexually and sentenced to psycho-technic perversion therapy... Written by
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Two lines of dialogue were cut from the final edit: Noor explaining to Riker that the J'Naii are by all accounts an enlightened race, and Riker asking: "Then how is it that Soren has no choice about her sexual orientation?" See more
When Riker and Soren are going over the shuttle's controls, Soren has trouble finding the "schematic reactor assembly." Even by Trek techno-babble standards, this is nonsense. A schematic is a diagram or illustration of a device. Soren should have said that she couldn't find the "schematic of the reactor assembly," or the "reactor assembly schematic." (And that's just what she gets when she finds it: an annotated diagram of the reactor assembly.) See more
Commander William T. Riker
Soren... I love you.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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