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The Elysian Kingdom

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The Elysian Kingdom
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23 Jun 2022
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1 x 08
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This episode is a winner of the DITL "Worst of Trek" award.


The USS Enterprise is on a survey mission in a nebula when its warp drive fails and the crew fall unconscious. M'Benga awakens to find the Enterprise has been transformed into a fantasy setting from one of Rukiya's favourite books. He also discovers that the crew believe that they are the book's characters. Thanks to his telepathic abilities, chief engineer Hemmer is the only crew member who is aware of the situation. Eventually they discover that the nebula has its own consciousness, comparible to the concept called a Boltzmann brain.

They find Rukiya and discover that the nebula detected her loneliness and created the fantasy world to entertain her. It also cured her disease, but it will recur if she leaves the nebula. The nebula offers to keep Rukiya and turn her into an energy being so she can stay safe in the nebula. M'Benga reluctantly agrees. He then sees Rukiya as a grown woman having experienced life and adventures within the nebula, who she refers to as Debra. Debra restores the ship's systems and appearance and releases it to go on its way. Only M'Benga is able to remember the fantasy. He explains what has happened to Number One.
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