The Battle of Betazed by Charlotte DouglasIn the darkest hours of the Dominion War, as the Federations downfall seemed ever more certain, JemHadar and Cardassian forces conquered Betazed, the homeworld of Deanna Troi. Their victory sent shock waves through the Alpha Quadrant, and put the Dominion within striking distance of Vulcan, Andor, Tellar -- and possibly Earth itself.
To secure their position in the very heart of the Federation, the Cardassians begin constructing the space station Sentok Nor in orbit of Betazed. The station is to serve as both the seat of the Dominion occupation and the site of horrific experiments by Cardassias foremost exobiologist, the infamous Dr. Crell Moset.
With Starfleets forces spread too thinky in the ongoing struggle to retake Betazed outright, the U.S.S. Enterprise along with some old and new friends, is deployed to carry out a dangerous and desperate plan. But no matter what the outcome, the consequences could alter Betazed irrevocably, forcing Deanna Troi to choose between her worlds survival and its very soul.
The Battle (episode)
I'm sure some were annoying or unfunny, but I can't remember a recurring species as one note as this. Even the Klingons were allowed a modicum of dignity, for all their warrior posturing and villainy. Side note: Funny how Worf's Klingon is so much more feral than his supposed ancestors. I'm not even talking about the head ridges, which are an interesting visual choice at least. Or better yet, a werewolf learning how to be a man. The Ferengi in "The Battle" aren't quite as one note as the ones we saw in "The Outpost," but there's still no real empathy for them on the part of the writers.
When a group of Ferengi present Captain Picard with the derelict remains of his old starship, he begins to lose himself in the past. For three days there has been no message from the Ferengi except " Stand by, Enterprise. Crusher comes to see Captain Picard in his quarters, where he complains of feeling fatigued and having a bad headache. Crusher is so surprised at his suggested diagnosis of a headache she says " A what? Crusher assures Picard she knows what a headache is but says that she doesn't encounter them often.
Everyone hold up! It's the return of the Ferengi! And after their disastrous introduction as crazed troll-men a few episodes ago, they've calmed down substantially. The episode begins with the Enterprise meeting a Ferengi vessel while Picard suffers a not at all suspicious headache much to the surprise of Doctor Crusher, who claims that she rarely encounters them. As Star Trek 's predictions about the future go, "no headaches" is a pretty weird position to take. This is because they've got his old ride - the clapped-out but still just about functional USS Stargazer — and they want to give it back as a "gift", in a manner not at all similar to the Trojans. Picard had abandoned the recently-derelict Stargazer after the so-called "Battle of Maxia" years ago, where at a time when the species was unknown to the Federation, Picard fought and destroyed a Ferengi vessel.
Star Trek TNG: The Klingon Civil War
Sign in. Stars on the purple carpet at the Emmys decide which TV show characters would make great superheroes or supervillains , and more. Watch now. Title: The Battle 14 Nov Kept waiting for three days on a mysterious rendezvous alongside Ferengi 'DaiMon' Captain Bok's spaceship, the Enterprise then receives a gift which stuns Picard: the USS Stargazer, a lost vessel he once commanded in a legendary battle won by inventing a now classic maneuver. He takes the ship in tow and boards her to recover some belongings, but suffering worsening headaches and behaving erratically, he leaves the Enterprise for it. Wesley notices very peculiar wavelengths, and Data works out Bok's motivation for the generous gift much against his race's mercantile attitude, which even gets the DaiMon removed from command.
Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the crew of the Starfleet starship Enterprise -D. The Stargazer was to originally be represented by the movie-era Enterprise model, but producers were convinced to use a design which had appeared on a model in Picard's ready room in the series pilot. Picard is suffering from persistent headaches, whose cause Dr. Beverly Crusher Gates McFadden is unable to determine. Meanwhile a second vessel approaches and is identified as a Federation Constellation -class starship. Bok transports to the bridge of the Enterprise , and announces that the newly arrived ship is a gift for "the hero of Maxia. Bok reveals that the ship in question was Ferengi.