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...
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Even assuming a Dyson's sphere were possible to engineer, building one would be quite impossible. Such a structure would be comprised of metals/elements, which are produced from a planets natural resources. It would have taken the entire resources of many planets to construct such a massive sphere. See more
[the Enterprise crew has freed Captain Scott from a transporter buffer after 75 years
The Enterprise? I should have known. I bet Jim Kirk himself hauled the old girl out of mothballs to come looking for me.
Star Trek: The Next Generation End Credits
Composed by Jerry Goldsmith
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