The Son'a metaphasic collector, also refered to as the Injector, was a massive spacecraft designed by the Son'a for the specific purpose of harvesting metaphasic radiation from the rings of Ba'ku. The collector was designed to launch an injector assembly that would produce a cascading thermolitic reaction within the rings, allowing the collector to harvest the radiation that emanated from them. A major side effect of this process, however, was that the planet would be rendered uninhabitable for generations.
With the assistance of the Federation, the Son'a were able to finally deploy the collector in 2375. Fortunately, the collector was disabled moments before it could launch the injector when Jean-Luc Picard, Worf, and Subahdar Gallatin commandeered Ru'afo's flagship and deactivated the collector. However, Ahdar Ru'afo managed to transport aboard the collector shortly thereafter and raise its shields. Picard, nevertheless, managed to beam aboard by transporting between the shield generators and reactivate the collector's self-destruct sequence. Picard was beamed away seconds later by the USS Enterprise-E, but Ru'afo was killed when the collector exploded. (TNG movie: Insurrection)
|Starship classes of the Son'a|
|By type||battlecruiser (intel battlecruiser) • battleship • collector • command ship (command science vessel) • cruiser (attack cruiser • support cruiser) • dreadnought (science dreadnought) • destroyer • frigate (attack frigate • support frigate) • shuttle|