During a period of rest, and just after three elementary school science fair prize winners leave with Capt. Picard for a tour of the ship, the Enterprise hits a quantum filament, trapping its people in different compartments under varying emergencies. Geordi and Dr. Crusher face a plasma fire that begins to destabilize stored supplies into high-yield explosives; Data and Riker face a lethal electrical arc on their only available route to engineering; Worf presides over Keiko O'Brien going into labor; the wounded captain and the school children rally to escape a damaged and dangling turbolift; Troi, as highest in rank on the bridge, faces a crucial decision as the warp core heads toward collapse and ship-wide destruction.
KGF Vissers/revised by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
In trying to understand O'Brien's description of a quantum filament, Troi (unsuccessfully) compares it to a cosmic string, which the Enterprise encountered in "The Loss". See more
While Picard and the children are on the turbolift leaving the bridge, the movement of the light outside the window reveals they are moving up, rather than down. See more
Chief Miles O'Brien
[a quantum filament has caused severe damage to the Enterprise, leaving Troi in command of the Bridge
If the containment field strength continues to drop at its present rate, we still have at least two hours before it becomes critical.
But you're ignoring the fact that the power coupling is also damaged. If that coupling overheats the field strength could drop a lot faster. We could have a containment breach in a matter of minutes.
What do you suggest?
We should separate the saucer now and put ...
Traditional nursery song
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