In the 25th century, gifted galactic alliance fleet officer Ed Mercer;, who went rogue after a divorce over his wife's adultery with an alien, finally gets a shot at a command due to lack of qualified officers. The new star-ship captain eagerly recruits maverick buddy lieutenant Gordon Malloy and is reasonably happy with his incomplete, multi-species staff, setting out to pick up a yet to assign first officer on their first mission. As Malloy predicts, he freaks when he learns his XO is his ex Kelly Grayson, but can't wriggle out. The mission is not actually delivering supplies to a spatial labs-spangled space station, that was leading Dr. Aronov's cover for seeking assistance with his local time manipulation device, which has great economic but also military potential. As feared, the enemy Krill empire got wind of it and his a ship waiting for them, even a traitor in the lab. The new crew works together so well, Mercer reconsiders splitting it up.
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Episodes mirror one another, sharing the same plot curve as with Star Trek: The Next Generation "Encounter at Farpoint", in that Riker joins later in the episode, so does Kelly Grayson. See more
As the crew leave the research building under fire from the Krill, the two Krill ships that landed next to the shuttle appear and disappear randomly between shots. See more
Dr. Claire Finn
Captain, let me see that shoulder. Does it hurt?
Yeah, it hurts like hell.
That means it's not that bad.
What are you talking about, Kelly? I literally just said it hurts like hell.
When he's really in pain, he gives straight answers with no cussing. He's just hoping you give him drugs.
That's a bunch of crap, Kelly. I'm in real pain here. I... why, do you have drugs?
References The Smurfs