The Enterprise obliges the androgynous J'naii race's request to investigate a mysterious shuttle disappearance. When a probe follows an inexplicable neutrino emission, it too suddenly vanishes without a trace, possibly the first-ever documented 'null-space', which absorbs all electromagnetic forces around it. Riker will attempt to chart it in a shuttle with the J'naii Soren. While contemplating the differences between social and biological life with or without gender-distinctions they become close. Entering the null-space, they find the shuttle and beam back with its crew of two to the J'naii's green planet, where they fall in love. Soren is arrested for loving sexually and sentenced to psychotectic therapy.
Did You Know?
When Riker and Soren are going over the shuttle's controls, Soren has trouble finding the "schematic reactor assembly." Even by Trek techno-babble standards, this is nonsense. A schematic is a diagram or illustration of a device. Soren should have said that she couldn't find the "schematic of the reactor assembly," or the "reactor assembly schematic." (And that's just what she gets when she finds it: an annotated diagram of the reactor assembly.) See more
Commander William T. Riker
Soren... I love you.
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