*Captain's Log, Stardate 46731.5. We are in the Volterra Nebula, a stellar nursery. Our mission is a routine analysis of protostars in various stages of development.
*Captain's Log, supplemental. It has been 30 years since I saw my archeology professor. His presence has taken me back to a time when I had considered a different career.
*Captain's Log, supplemental. We now are en route to a diplomatic conference on Atalia VII. I must admit I've lost my enthusiasm for those proceedings.
*Captain's Log, supplemental. We have two competitors as we try to complete the 8Professor's puzzle. I have asked the Cardassian and Klingon captains to meet with me.
Captain's Log, Stardate 46735.2. Use of high warp has over-extended the propulsion systems. We are finishing repairs before returning to Federation territory.