Star Trek: TNG — Collateral Damage

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{4.5/5} “You might think yourself guilty, only to discover exculpatory factors. Or you might think yourself not guilty, only to find out that you’ve committed crimes of which you were unaware. But most important of all: It’s irrelevant. Because all that matters when this mess is done is what the state can prove — and […]

Star Trek: TNG — Available Light

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{4.5/5} “Our search for the truth must be unrelenting. We have to use every legal means at our disposal, shine all available light into every corner, so that no one can hide. It all has to come out. Every last distasteful shred of truth has to be laid bare for all to see. Otherwise, we’ll […]

The Oppenheimer Alternative

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{4.5/5} “I mean, look, if someone said we should put a man on the moon within a decade, I’d balk. But men — and women and children — on Mars, within eight decades? A massive space habitat far enough from the sun to survive the photospheric purge within the same timeframe? Easy.” The Oppenheimer Alternative […]

Star Trek: TNG — The First Virtue

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{4.5/5} “Listen to yourselves! … Squabbling like children tearing at a new toy! You are diplomats, every one of you. You represent the highest virtues your people have to offer. I understand that tempers are running high, but let us move forward with our eyes open — so that we may truly see and understand […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double or Nothing

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{4/5} “You see on that screen a dazzling array of species… but as year upon year has gone by, they have slowly lost that which made them unique, special. The Federation must pay for that loss. And the Federation must, and shall, pay for the disservice that it has done to you. You, the outcasts, […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Quarantine

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{4.5/5} “One of the drawbacks of being in a loose-knit organization like the Maquis was that orders were not always followed immediately. Sometimes a commander had to explain the situation in order to convince his subordinates to act. Of course, fighting a guerrilla war against two vastly superior forces would make anyone cautious, and Maquis […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Red Sector

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{4.5/5} “Unfortunately, the empress must walk a very thin tightrope. For her own survival as a ruler, after nearly two hundred years of anti-Federation propaganda, she must not be seen as cowardly or complacent toward the Federation. The Romulan people on the outskirts, including those in command of ships, have been told all their lives […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Vectors

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{4.5/5} “‘The Cardassian fleet will destroy this station and everyone on it — and all of Bajor — to stop this,’ Kellec said. Again the Cardassian doctor nodded, as if destroying an entire planet’s population was something they talked about every day.” Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Vectors by Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine […]

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Infection

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{4/5} “Solomon still had no idea why the General wanted to kill off so many innocent people. Not that it was his problem. But secretly, he half-wished the Federation would find the cure a little faster. He might be a member of the largest criminal organization in human space, but he didn’t consider himself a […]

Star Trek: The Next Generation — Q-Squared

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{5/5} “Then Guinan did something extraordinary. She actually vaulted over the bar, her long red robe swirling around her. She did it effortlessly, as if gravity had little or no interest in her. She stood toe-to-toe with Trelane, and Beverly started to take a step forward. Without looking at her, Guinan put out a commanding […]