Ensign Peter Kirk asks his uncle James to marry him and his lover, Lt. Alex Freeman. But first both of them join a security team headed by Mr. Spock investigating a distress call by the U.S.S. Copernicus.
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The red giant is named Lear after King Lear. The blue dwarf is Iago.
Lt. Pavel Chekov
Hm. Somebody didn't know their Shakespeare very well. A Russian wouldn't make that mistake.
It is a metafore, Mr. Chekov. The red giant is a very old star. The blue-white dwarf is pulling the fire out of it. It will take thousands of centuries, of course.