Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by LeadHead, Feb 15, 2013.
Zorn: Well, I have nothing to hide, of course.
PICARD: Good, since we admire what we've seen of your construction techniques. Starfleet may be interested in your constructing starbases elsewhere also.
Zorn: We are not interested in building other facilities.
RIKER: If I may, Captain. Then a trade, Groppler? Some things you need in return for lending us architects and engineers who can demonstrate your techniques.
ZORN: Bandi do not enjoy leaving their home world. If Starfleet cannot accept that small weakness, then we will be forced, unhappily, to seek an alliance with someone like the Ferengi, or-
PICARD: Counselor? What is it?
TROI: Do you want it described here, sir?
PICARD: Yes. No secrets here if we're to be all to be friends. Agreed, Groppler?
Zorn: We ourselves have nothing to hide, of course.
TROI: Pain. Pain. Loneliness. Terrible loneliness. Despair. I'm not sensing the Groppler, sir, or any of his people, but it's something very close to us here.
Picard: The source of this, Groppler. Do you have any idea?
ZORN: No, no, absolutely not. And I find nothing helpful or productive in any of this.
PICARD: And that's it? No other comment?
ZORN: Well, what do you expect of us? We offer you a base designed to your needs, luxurious even by human standards...
Picard: ...While evading even our simplest questions about it. We'll adjourn for now while we all reconsider our positions.
ZORN: Captain, the Ferengi would be very interested in a base like this.
PICARD: Fine. I hope they find you as tasty as they did their past associates.
RIKER: Ensign, can you help me find Commander Data? I understand he's somewhere on this deck.
ENSIGN: This way, sir. You must be new to these Galaxy class starships, sir. (to wall) Tell me the location of Commander Data.
Computer: Lieutenant Commander Data: Now located in Holodeck area 4-J.
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