Balandian Encounter (Freedom-A)
Starfleet Command orders the USS Freedom to head for Star Base 118 via Denious II, where the ship is to pick up some rare medical extracts. On the way the ship is paid a visit by several members of the Q continuum, who request that Lt Marko aid them in an important mission.
Meanwhile the ship undergoes a routine battle drill, which is interupted when an alien ship appears through a newly formed rip in space. When the crew attempt to save the ship from being destroyed by the now closing rip, they get more than they bargained for...