Captain Knapp briefly clashes with new XO Elizabeth Shelby’s attitude before the Excelsior heads off to investigate the disappearance of the Nova-class USS Perihelion. Arriving at the ship’s last known coordinates, they discover the ship in an impossibly close orbit of a quantum singularity, alongside an unknown vessel that dwarfs the Excelsior. When an investigation reveals the strange, deleterious effects that the singularity had on the Perihelion crew and now the Excelsior crew as well, they realize what the ramifications could be for the entire galaxy.
This episode was re-released in a remastered edition on December 15, 2014. The remastering process was managed by Season 26B Productions, using an original cast DVD copy of the episode. The original (downloadable) version of this episode is available on Vimeo.