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When an attack on Starbase 28 leaves a surprise prisoner under Cadet Thira Sidhu’s watch, she is faced with making a decision that may threaten her standing in Starfleet.


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Memorable quotes

" You want to negotiate with the bastards using torpedoes on us!?"

- Christopher Pike to Thira Sidhu, as he attempts to convince her to release him

" I know that a challenge like this might seem extreme, even inhumane; but war is both of those things. We need to know that you’ll honor your commitment to Starfleet even with those you hold dear are on the line. Even when old wounds are triggered and loopholes appear. "

- Christopher Pike to Thira Sidhu, as he explains the reason for the simulation

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2250s; Berellium; Berellium casualties; Bouman, USS; cadet; captain; Constitution-class (unnamed); engineering; inventory section; lieutenant commander; loophole; mask; mutiny; phaser; reserve activation clause; security officer; semester; Sidhu's husband; Starbase 28; Starfleet; Starfleet General Orders and Regulations; Tholian; war; yellow alert

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