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Summary

Montgomery Scott, while a guest on the Federation News Service show Terra Tonight, is contacted by Fleet Admiral Alynna Nechayev about an emergency on the USS Hood during a training mission. He ends up talking a cadet through a major systems failure during the live broadcast.

References

Characters

ChandraRobert DeSotoBrad FosterMarta JensenLojalAlynna NechayevElla RoseMontgomery Scott
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Matt FranklinJohn HarrimanJames T. Kirk

Starships and vehicles

USS Hood
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USS EnterpriseUSS Enterprise-AUSS Enterprise-B (Excelsior-class) • USS Enterprise-DUSS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class) • USS JenolenUSS Voyager

Locations

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CardassiaNexusNorpin VSan Francisco Fleet Yards

Races and cultures

HumanVulcan
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El-Aurian

States and organizations

Federation News ServiceStarfleet
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MaquisDominion

Other references

artificial gravity generatorAUbaseball batcaber tosscadetcaptaincoil spannercombadgedilithium chamberfleet admiralholocamerainertial dampenermonkey barsstructural integrity fieldtemporal distortionTerra Tonightwarp field

Chronology

Appendices

Information

  • This story takes place about two weeks after "Caretaker."
  • When Scotty says, "In other words, she drafted me," he's echoing what McCoy said about returning to Starfleet in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
  • When Scotty says, "Well, whatever lands the caber straight, lass," he's referring to the traditional Scots competition of the caber toss. The large wooden pole is not thrown for distance, as some assume; the goal is to have the caber land pointing directly away from the thrower.

Connections

published order
Previous story:
"Home Soil"
Strange New Worlds 9
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Next story:
"Solace in Bloom"
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
The Escape
Pocket Next Adventure:
Ragnarok
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