Chapter OneCaptain's log, stardate 51604.21
At Starfleet's request, the
Enterprise has arrived at Betazed to take on Lem Faal, a distinguished Betazoid scientist, and his two children. Under Faal's direction, this ship will take part in a highly classified experiment that, if it is successful, may open up a vast new frontier for exploration.
"Are you quite sure, Counselor, that you do not wish to visit your family while we are here at Betazed?"
"No, thank you, Captain," Commander Deanna Troi replied. "As it happens, my mother and little brother are off on one of her regular excursions to the Parallax...