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AN UNUSUAL LOG ENTRY FROM CAPTAIN PICARD

CAPTAIN'S LOG: STARDATE 45258.6

I am becoming increasingly concerned that the inhabitants of the planet below, who are still in the early stages of their technological development - capable only of only the most primitive space travel - are being 'taken over' by a mysterious cult surrounding the figures of none other than myself and various members of my crew. Those who have been 'possessed' by the cult apparently exhibit highly illogical behaviour and appear to view my crew members with what can only be called 'religious' awe. How the existence of the United Federation Of Planets, the Klingon, Cardassian and Romulan Empires, the space station Deep Space Nine and the saga of my legendary forebears Kirk and Spock has come to be known to the inhabitants of this planet is still uncertain, despite intensive study by Starfleet Command of the huge volumes of visual and written material on the subject which our ship's sensors have picked up from the planet.

However, strong rumours have been circulating for some time that this phenomenon may be linked to the mysterious disappearance some thirty six years ago of a Starfleet captain by the name of Roddenberry, whose actions were in clear violation of the Prime Directive of non-interference with the cultures of developing planets. I am considering preparing an away team to investigate, but I fear there is little we can do.

Captain Jean Luc Picard, U.S.S. Starship Enterprise 1701-D

 

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