Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by CoveTom, Jan 2, 2012.
Crusher: You’re telling me I’m the sole medical officer on a ship with over 1,000 people onboard?
DATA: Excuse me, Doctor, but the entire ship's complement is two hundred and thirty.
PICARD: Doctor, may I see you in my Ready Room?
PICARD: Would you care for something? So, Beverly. Tea, Earl Grey, hot. You're saying this ship has lost nearly eight hundred of its personnel?
Crusher: I know how it sounds.
PICARD: None of the scans show any anomalies. No signs of an intruder. Wesley's experiment clearly did not have the scope to affect an entire starship.
Crusher: Captain, the Enterprise is in serious danger. You must believe me.
PICARD: I have no choice but to believe you. The safety of my entire crew is at stake, but I must be sure.
Crusher: That I haven’t lost my mind? I just examined myself, and being the only doctor onboard I had to do it myself. There were no signs of dysfunction. Yes, there was an increased elevation of adrenaline but I think that is understandable.
PICARD: Did you find anything that might suggest why you're apparently the only one among us unaffected by this, this phenomenon?
Crusher: No. I’ll talk to Troi.
PICARD: It wouldn't do any harm.
Crusher: Captain, please. Return this ship to Starbase 1-3-3 for a full diagnostic. I realize you have my word only to convince you.
PICARD: Mister Riker?
Riker (over com): Captain?
PICARD: Set a course for a return to Starbase one three three immediately.
Riker (over com): Aye, sir.
PICARD: Your word has always been good enough for me.
Dr. Crusher enters sickbay. A flashing vortex of light opens and starts pulling things through. It cannot pull Crusher and the vortex closes.
LaForge: I’ve had a team in Sickbay for 2 hours. We’ve run the Mass spectrometer on all the particulates. We’ve scanned the EM Spectrum in case there was a wave guide somehow leaking radiation. We’ve even crawled around in the life support ductwork. Captain, I don’t know what this vortex was that Dr. Crusher saw.
CRUSHER: I didn't just see it. I felt it. I barely escaped from it.
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