Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by The Illusive Man, Oct 17, 2012.
Geordi: I don't know. I can try. It's going to take some time though.
Picard: I don't want anyone else going in alone.
GEORDI: I can probably create a large enough subspace field to encompass everyone. But adjusting the phase inside the field, that's going to be the hard part.
PICARD: Make it so.
RIKER: We have to assume one thing, sir. Wherever Data may be, he's doing the same thing we are, which is trying to get to the bottom of this. He may have a better idea about what's going on than we do, so it might be in the best interests of this mission to find him.
Picard: Perhaps in the course of this investigation, we will. I hope so.
WORF: If we find Commander Data, it may be our fate to die with him in the past. If our remains are in that cavern, they would have turned to dust long ago.
Worf: If we find Commander Data, it may be our fate to die with him in the past. If our remains are in that cavern, they would have turned to dust long ago.
(Guinan is concocting a drink, sprinkling stuff in and stirring carefully)
Picard: I'm afraid to interrupt.
GUINAN: Captain, you didn't have to come all the way down here. I would've been more than happy to come up to you.
PICARD: And miss all this? I haven't seen such a complex operation since the Academy lab final in exochemistry.
GUINAN: It's a Tzartak aperitif. It's very, very touchy. The trick is to change the evaporation point of the main ingredient. You want the temperature where the liquid goes to vapour to be a half a degree below the body temperature of the customer. That way, when the liquid touches the tongue, it evaporates, and the flavour is carried entirely by the vapour. A few molecules off, the vapour point crashes, and poof! It's all gone. All of it.
Picard: What is it you wanted to see me about?
GUINAN: I hear you're sending an away team down to the surface. Are you going?
Picard: Well, now, this is rather unusual for you to be curious about an away mission.
Guinan: Maybe it's an unusual away mission.
Picard: If you have something to say, I'm listening.
Guinan: Starfleet captains don't usually accompany away teams.
Picard: It's general policy.
GUINAN: This time, you have to.
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