Captain Knapp welcomes two representatives of the planet Tren’La, who have had centuries of experiences with the Grey, Princess Illiana and her son, Aris. Fleeing a Grey attack, they appeal to the Federation for help. Admiral Nechayev must turn down their request, despite the advantages their spatial fold drive may bring. But when Aris and recent Academy graduate Ensign Artim Ibanya discover Grey troops on Ba’ku, Knapp must take command of the fleet to fight off a Grey attack against Deep Space 12.
This episode was re-released in a remastered edition on December 21, 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.