Elizabeth accompanies Timus in trying to negotiate a peaceful settlement to the galactic Sorson-Thargon war, but both warring factions well know the Galactic Federation as a bunch of do-nothings. As it so happens, the Sorsons arrive to establish a base on Earth's moon, with the Thargons close behind to blow them into space dust. America sends a space shuttle out to meet the lunar visitors, which gets caught up in a space battle and destroyed (with the Tomorrow People jaunting the pilots out in time). The Thargons, their immanent demise at hand, trap Mike in a forcefield to use as a human shield. Written by
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Honorable ambassador, please forgive me. I mean no disrespect, but I have to say the Galactic Federation is a herd of bleating sheep, and we and the Thargons are wolves. That battle we have just seen was being fought within the solar system of a closed world in Galactic Federation controlled space. You can not even protect your own territory and enforce your own laws to protect a closed world. The Galactic Federation barks loudly, but it is an old mongrel with no teeth. Now, if your honors will...