Stardate 54058.6: Tom Paris and Harry Kim are giving the new Delta Flyer a shakeout cruise to ensure that it lives up to the specs of the original, which was destroyed during the Borg infiltration mission. Another ship pulls up alongside the Flyer, and the pilot challenges Tom to a drag race in space – a race which the Delta Flyer wins only over Harry’s protests. The other pilot’s ship develops a problem, and Tom and Harry have to beam her out of her ship to save her. As they work on repairing her vessel, she tells the Starfleet officers about a race in a neighboring sector – a race in which Tom is eager to enter the new Delta Flyer, even if it means sacrificing time with B’Elanna. The race commemorates a new and still delicate peace – but the contestants are about to find out that someone is hoping to end that peace. Will war consume the sector before Tom and B’Elanna patch their relationship up?
Guest Cast: Cyia Batten (Irina), Benjamin Burdik (Assistant), Brian George (O’Zaal), Robert Tyler (Joxom), Patrick Kilpatrick (Assan)
Notes: Cyia Batten was one of the string of actresses who portrayed Gul Dukat’s daughter, Tora Ziyal, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. B’Elanna’s mention of Geidi Prime is an in-joke reference to the homeworld of the Harkonnen in Frank Herbert’s “Dune” novels. It isn’t really better than Risa…
LogBook entry by Earl Green