"My son, the writer, thinks I should say something profound on this occasion. He even offered to write me a brief statement. I told him I'd take care of it myself. But as it turns out, the only thing I can think of is: Begin Captain's Log, Stardate 48960.9."
"Captain's Log, Stardate 48962.5. We are twelve hours from the border. I haven't been in this area since the last Federation-Tzenkethi War. Being here brings back a lot of memories, most of them bad."
"Captain's Log, supplemental. We've been unable to reestablish contact with Barisa Prime. Therefore, I've no choice but to assume we are at war with the Tzenkethi.
"Captain's log, supplemental. We've returned to the station without further incident. However, I'm concerned for my Chief of Security who hasn't said a word since we left Tzenkethi space."