The Enterprise is on a mission to warn the human colony in an artificial paradisiac biosphere on planet Moab 4's southern colony of the approach of a massive stellar fragment, which will impact with seismic force causing a tectonic disaster; however, its competent, considerate leader, Aaron Conor, refuses to evacuate, confident their biosphere can withstand earthquakes. He does allow a small Enterprise party to visit their society, which, after eight generations of selective breeding to nearly eliminate the remaining human risk factors, they believe far superior. Despite their rigid rule never to leave, scientist Hannah Bates is allowed to come aboard to work out a method to deflect the approaching fragment jointly with Geordi, who, as a blind man, would not even have been born in their society, by a tractor beam and updates to the biosphere itself. While Picard disapproves of genetic 'predisposition' on principle, Troi becomes a platonic intimate with Conor, who would be prepared to ...
KGF Vissers/edited by statmanjeff
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47 reference: opening line, Picard narrates the stardate, which is 45470.1. See more
When Troi plays a piano with Aaron Coner, the notes heard do not match her hand movements. See more
We have immeasurably extended the potential of humanity - physically, psychologically... We have evolved beyond... beyond...
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Frankly - yes. No one in this society would be blind, for example. No offense intended.
Fourth Prelude in E Minor.
Written by Frédéric Chopin See more