The Enterprise investigates the medical transport Fleming's disappearance, perhaps hijacked for its valuable gel cargo in the Hekaras Corridor, a region uniquely dense in tetryon interference which complicates navigation. DaiMon Prak's large Ferengi ship, the prime suspect, is stranded. He denies having attacked first, but helps with the search in exchange for engineering repairs. Geordi tries to boost the sensors as a matter of rivalry with his former classmate, and gets Data to try to 'train' cat Spot, who is of course too smart to be manipulated. The Enterprise runs into an immobilizing field, then gets boarded by Hekaian sibling doctors Rabal and Serova, who claim warp fields have fatal effects for their planetary population. They admit to having immobilized ships by buoys to make the Federation sit up, a theory Data can't verify for sure. Serova hijacks the Fleming to prove her theory at the ultimate price.
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Data's cat, Spot, is a male in seasons 4-6, but is female in season 7. See more
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
[after Spot has made Data give her the ball of wool to play with
I don't know about Spot, but it seems to me *your* training is coming along just fine.
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