(written from a Production point of view)
The Enterprise crew races to stop the galaxy's ultimate weapon!
- From the book jacket
- The planet Kirlos – an artificial world built by a mysterious long-dead race called the Ariantu. Kirlos is now home to many races from both the Federation and the K'vin Hegemony, who have enjoyed years of peaceful co-existence and profitable trade. The planet also hold a wealth of undiscovered archaeological treasures, which the USS Enterprise-D and its crew are dispatched to help uncover.
- Sent to the surface to assist an archaeological team, Geordi, Data, and Worf soon find themselves cut off from the Enterprise – and the prime suspects in a series of terrorist attacks. The three Enterprise crewmen are imprisoned, relations between the K'vin and the Federation begin to crumble, and Kirlos' ancient underground machinery awakens from a centuries long dormancy, primed to release the most powerful destructive force ever known.
Memorable quotes Edit
"Everything about everything? Hey, Busiek! What's the diameter of this planet?"
"Forty-two hundred miles."
"Average surface temperature?"
"Minus sixty-two degrees Celsius."
"What's the average wing speed of an unladen swallow?"
"European or African?"
"Damn, he's good."
- - Geordi La Forge and the alien bartender (referencing Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
"Me, order you in this mess? You're the security officer – start securing!"
- - Worf and La Forge
"I believe I have learned that command is far more difficult than I thought it would be. And you, Geordi?"
"I learned that I need to try and keep cooler in high-pressure situations... and maybe find a way to keep my VISOR on tighter."
"I have learned that if I had been allowed to shoot things when I wanted to shoot them in the first place, we would have had significantly fewer problems."
- - Data, Geordi La Forge, and Worf
- Jean-Luc Picard
- Geordi La Forge
- Wesley Crusher
- Orfil Solis
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