Power Hungry

Commander Riker and the U.S.S. Enterprise crew struggle to help a Federation ally regain control of their lives—and their world…

TNG #006 Cover

  • Stardate Unknown
  • Released May 1989

Sent to deliver emergency famine relief to the planet Thiopa—the Federation‘s only allies in a critically important sector of space—the crew finds a brutal dictatorship—one more concerned with preserving its own powers than protecting its citizens, or the world they all share. Captain Picard is hesitant about turning over the supplies to the corrupt government; he fears they may never reach their intended destination. But can he convince the ruling council to change their ways, before it is too late—for the government, and Thiopa itself?

Written by: Howard Weinstein


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“Raise shields – weapons on standby.”

“No response from the Nuarans, sir,” Worf said.

“They are still closing, Captain,” Data said, scanning his console.

Once more, Picard thought. “Enterprise to Nuaran vessels. I repeat, we are on a peaceful mission, and we request communication with you.”

Again, there was no response, and Picard drew in a breath of frustration.

“Lieutenant Worf, go to yellow alert – arm phasers and lock on targets.” Picard leaned forward in his chair. “Range, Mr. Data?”

Thirty thousand kilometers… twenty…”

On the viewscreen, the five Nuaran spacecraft had grown from flitting pinpoints to sleek harbingers of death.

“Optimum range, sir,” Worf said.

“I’m aware of that, Lieutenant,” Picard said evenly. “Hold your fire.”

The Nuaran ships continued to close, rushing like mad birds of prey, till they were almost directly on top of the Enterprise

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