Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by leandar, Aug 7, 2012.
Riker: What changed your mind?
ALEXANA: Being stationed here for six months, watching the body count grow. The three assassination attempts on my life.
Riker: Well, that'll change your point of view.
ALEXANA: The event that really opened my eyes took place only a few days after my arrival. A terrorist bomb destroyed a shuttlebus. 60 schoolchildren. There were no survivors. The Ansata claimed that it was a mistake, that their intended target was a police transport. As if that made everything all right. That day I vowed that I would put an end to terrorism in this city. And I will.
(The boy is staying with Beverly, handing her things)
CRUSHER: Thank you. You're very helpful. You could learn to do this when you grow up. If you grow up.
(She goes over to Finn)
CRUSHER: They're dying. I'm seeing a complicated set of conditions. Their DNA is warped somehow, and it's distorting their entire cellular chemistry.
FINN: You can't do anything?
CRUSHER: I can make them more comfortable. That's all. The damage is too extensive.
CRUSHER: If I could detect their condition earlier..
FINN: You could reverse the damage?
CRUSHER: Perhaps. I don't know. What happened to them?
FINN: It's the inverter. It's given our cause a new life, but it asks for our lives in return.
CRUSHER: What does it do?
FINN: We transport through a dimensional shift that the Rutian sensors can't trace.
CRUSHER: Dimensional shifting? You can't do that with humanoid tissue.
FINN: There are risks, the designers told us, But it works.
Crusher: You're showing the same distorted readings. Not as severe as the others, but
FINN: It doesn't matter.
Crusher: It does if it kills you.
FINN: Don't you know? A dead martyr's worth ten posturing leaders.
(Data and Wesley are examining the terrorist device)
Data: A subspace field coil with an isolated power source. Curious.
LAFORGE: Hey, guys. Come here. Look at this. The Rutian team picked up a faint nuclear vibration during the terrorist movements.
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