|Writer(s):||DL / Hawku|
|Original post date:||1998|
|Previous episode:||"The Links' Traitor"|
|Next episode:||"The Bermuda Triangle Effect"|
A Romulan Warbird, led by Plutark, intercepts a secret transmission of special torpedo schematics between the USS Phoenix-X and Starfleet Intelligence. In order to gain support against the Phoenix-X, they get the help of the Cardassian, Gul Meloneus.
- "Captians log, stardate 52339.1. It's been a week since the Slipstream Torpedo incident. We've just finished repairing the outer hull of the ship, replaced the fifth nacelle and I had Lieutenant Walace pull a little more security around communications. We've also been learning a little more about the Slipstream Torpedo and adapted some features of it's subspace qualities to our own Transwarp engines. We'll also be having a visit from Admiral Rebola."
- — Daniel
- This episode would later be revisited through means of time-travel in "Secret Shuttles, Part II."
- In "Secret Shuttles, Part II", it will be revealed that is system is called the Essex system and the star that went nova was the Essex star.
- In this episode, Meloneus and Plutark supposedly die in the explosion. But in the episode "Secret Shuttles, Part II" Meloneus is saved by Klokian, who goes back to this time-frame from the year 2377. In the episode "New Beginnings" is it revealed that Plutark actually beamed himself and a few of his crew aboard the Phoenix-X before their Romulan warbird was destroyed. They then escaped, unnoticed, a week or so later.