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A cosmic artifact faces total destruction!

Introduction (blurb)

Two hundred million kilometers across, with a surface area that exceeds that of a quarter-billion worlds, the Dyson sphere is one of the most astounding discoveries the Federation has ever made. Now the U.S.S. Enterprise has returned to explore the awesome mysteries of the sphere. Intrigued by what is possibly the greatest archaeological treasure of all time, Captain Jean-Luc Picard hopes to discover the origin of humanoid life throughout the galaxy -- or perhaps the ultimate secret of the Borg.

But when a neutron star approaches on a collision course with the sphere, a mission of discovery becomes a desperate race against time. The many sentient species inhabiting the sphere face extinction -- can even the Starship Enterprise save them all?


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Beverly CrusherDalenDataGuinanJaniJeeKarKodoKoshGeordi La ForgeJean-Luc PicardWilliam T. RikerSherdDeanna TroiWorf
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Argus PanoptesZefram CochraneDanielFreeman DysonAlbert EinsteinRichard FeynmanStephen HawkingJoshuaShubad KhanJames T. KirkThomas E. LawrenceLennSpyridon MarinatosMosesOdysseusYvette PicardPlatoMontgomery ScottSejanusSpockDylan ThomasTiberiusVeereJohn WheelerLeonard Woolley

Starships and vehicles

BalboaBorg cubeCalypso (shuttlecraft) • USS ChallengerCousteau (shuttlecraft) • USS Darwin (Voyager-class) • EngfordUSS Enterprise-D (Galaxy-class) • FeynmanFlying DutchmanhelicopterUSS IntrepidUSS Jenolen (Sydney-class) • Mary CelesteNadirscience vesselstealth fighter


AfricaAlpha Powell AAntarcticaAtlantic OceanAtlantisAustraliaBabylonBeta NiobeBeta Noyes CBetazedBritish IslesCarthageCave of StarsChinaDalen BaseDyson CloudDyson homeworldDyson SphereEarthEuropegalactic coreGreat Hudson BayGreat Scott SeaGreeceIsraelJanus VIJordan ValleyJupiterLake SuperiorManhattan IslandMediterranean SeaMercuryNorth AmericaRiver NileRomeSan FranciscoSarpeidonSarpeidon NebulaScott BaseThera

Races and cultures


States and organizations

Borg CollectiveBritish MuseumFederation CouncilStarfleetRoman EmpireUnited Federation of Planets

Science and technology

antimatter podantiprotonartificial gravityBig BangcarbonCAT scanclockdimensional foldingDoppler shiftDyson spheregamma flaregamma rayheliumimpulse engineinertiaionospherelight yearmaster systems displayneutrino fluxneutronneutron starorbitoxygenparadoxphotomultiplierprobeprotonradiationstar systemsubspacesubspace communicationsubspace scansubspace sensorsupernovatractor beamtransportertricorderuniversal translatorviewscreenvirtual realitywarp drivewormhole

Ranks and titles

archaeologistcaptainemperorNumber onephilosopherphysicistpsychiatrist

Other references

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Log entries


Related stories


The crew of the Enterprise originally visited the Dyson Sphere in this episode after recovering Montgomery Scott from the USS Jenolen which had first encountered and crashed into the Sphere in 2294.


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Embrace the Wolf
Pocket Next Adventure:
Necessary Evil

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