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Picard: "Captain's log, stardate 41255.6. After delivering a party of Earth colonists to the Strnad solar system, we have discovered another Class M planet in the adjoining Rubicun star system. We are now in orbit there, having determined it to be inhabited as well as unusually lovely. My first officer has taken an away team down to make contact and they are in the process of returning to the ship."
Picard: "Is it as good as your report suggests Number One?"
Riker: "As per report, sir. Class M, Earthlike, beautiful, it will startle you!"
Crusher: "Sounds wonderful for the children! The Holodecks are marvellous, of course, but there's nothing like open spaces and fresh air..."
Yar: "I've listed my report on their customs and laws, sir. Fairly simple, common sense things."
LaForge: "They're wild in some ways, actually puritanical in others. Neat as pins, ultra-lawful, they make love at the drop of a hat."
Yar: "Any hat."
Picard: "Captain's log, supplemental. We are in orbit of a planet designated Rubicun Three... the home of a life form who call themselves the Edo. Our away team, including Wesley Crusher, has beamed down to make some arrangements concerning some well-earned recreation."
Rivan: "And I welcome this huge one... oh, yes!"
Worf: "Nice planet!"
LaForge: "Shields and deflectors up full, sir. Main phaser banks ready."
Picard: "Hailing frequencies? Any reply?"
Data: "It was something unintelligible, sir. Now running it through language and logic circuits..."
Picard: "Geordi..."
LaForge: "Sir?"
Picard: "Have a real look"
LaForge: "Aye, sir."
Tac. Officer: "Sir, my sensors read it... well, as "half there." And it does look as if it were partly transparent."
Edo God: "State the purpose. (it tones down) State the purpose of what you have done."
Picard: "I am Captain Picard, commanding this Federation starship..."
Edo God: "State the purpose of your visit here!"
Picard: "We have sent down what we call an away team to make peaceful contact here."
Edo God: "Do you plan to leave life forms here?"
Picard: "No. We are merely visiting here."
Edo God: "But you did more at the world you just left. Why have you left your own life forms there?"
Data: "The colony we just planted, sir."
: "We found that world uninhabited. The life forms we left there had sought the challenge at least that's the basic reason... had sought the challenge of creating a new lifestyle, a new society there. Life on our world is driven to... to protect its own form by re-seeding itself as... as widely as possible."
Edo God: "Do not interfere with my children below!"
Riker: "The good life, Worf."
Worf: "I am not concerned with pleasure, Commander. I am a warrior."
Riker: "Even Klingons need love now and then."
Worf: "For what we consider love, I would need a Klingon woman."
Riker: "What about plain old basic sex? You must have some need for that."
Worf: "Of course, but with the females available to me sir - Earth females - I must restrain myself too much. They are quite fragile, sir."
Riker: "Worf, if anyone else had said that I'd suspect he was bragging."
Worf: "Bragging, sir?"
Riker: "I think I'll pass on that."
Yar: "... Security, urgent. Repeating, Enterprise from away team..."
LaForge: "This is the Enterprise, Lieutenant. We're receiving you now."
Yar: "This is an urgent call for Captain Picard."
Riker: "We may need your presence here, Captain. We have serious trouble with... a member of our away team and an unusual law they have here..."
Picard: "Captain to Riker, stand by."
Picard: "Then, I have another question. While orbiting... while circling high above your world as we do... we encountered a strange object, a "vessel" perhaps? Have you any idea what it is? It's not entirely real, at least it's not completely solid..."
Rivan: "Do you mean God?"
Picard: "God?"
Liator: "God is said to be somewhere up there. Protecting us."
Picard: "Exactly... exactly how would you describe "God?""
Rivan: "As you just did. As existing both here and in another place also."
Liator: "But when God wants to show its power, it can make itself felt most fully."
Crusher: "Return... ?"
Troi: "It's coming toward us, sir... !"
Picard: "Picard to Transporter Room, come in!"
Troi: "Yes, do that! But hurry... !"
Crusher: "It is still coming toward us..."
Transporter Chief: "Transporter Chief to Captain..."
Picard: "One to beam down to away team location. Hurry! ... Engage, Transporter Room, urgent! Engag..."
Crusher: "It seems the Edo God is very protective of it's children."
Picard: "I had no choice but to learn about that thing from her. I'm sorry I had to. She was so frightened."
Troi: "It's understandable, sir. Sharing an orbit with "God" is no small experience."
Picard: "Data, don't babble!"
Data: "Babble, sir? I am not aware that I ever babble, sir. It may be that from time to time I have considerable information to communicate, and you may question the way in which I organize it... "
Picard: "Please "organize" it into brief answers to my questions, we have very little time. Do they accept our presence at this planet?"
Data: "Undecided, sir."
Picard: "Data, please feel free to volunteer any important information."
Picard: "Captain's log, stardate 41255.9. Whatever the object or vessel in orbit with us, it hangs there like a "nemesis". It is one thing to communicate with something mysterious but it is quite another to be silently observed by it. I am concerned whether it understands the same concept of reason that we do?"
Picard: "I don't know how to communicate this, or even if it's possible. But the question of justice has concerned me greatly of late, and I say to any creature who may be listening, there can be no justice so long as laws are absolute. Even life itself is an exercise in exceptions."
Riker: "When has justice ever been as simple as a rule-book?"
Picard: "Seems the Edo Lord agrees with you, Number One."
Picard: "Hailing Frequencies."
Yar: "Open, sir."
Picard: "To the object in orbit with us. We will remove the human colonists from the adjoining solar system if you signal us to do so. Please tell us."
: "Captain."
(The Edo ship vanishes)
LaForge: "Is that a signal?"
Picard: "I suppose, I suppose it must be. I was hoping for more."
LaForge: "More of what, sir? I'm glad it's gone."
: "Agreed sir, short and sweet. Godlike efficiency."
Picard: "I was hoping we'd learn more about it. But since we can't... Take us out of here, Number One."
Riker: "Gladly, sir."