Captain’s Log, Stardate 4847.3 –
The Farragut has been ordered to the Ocasta system on a mission
that exemplifies the best nature of our Federation.
The only inhabited world is an icy moon orbiting the gas giant Solon.
The Solonai, an ancient race of scholars and historians,
have kept themselves at a distance from
galactic politics and alliances for centuries.
Now, for the first time,
they have invited the Federation to meet with them.
This is my first diplomatic mission as commander of the Farragut,
and reports indicate the Solonai are friendly.
Let’s hope the reports are correct.
Full Stop, Captain.
Thank you, Mr. Baker.
contact the Solonai and let them know that we’ve arrived.
Any update on those strange energy readings?
Yes, sir. They have increased in intensity, but I still can’t identify the source.
Could it be some sort of background radiation?
I don’t think so. It’s too strong.
It doesn’t appear to be affecting any of our systems.
Keep an eye on it.
No, sir. No response to our hails on any standard frequency.
They asked us here.
Why don’t they want to talk to us?
What's the manual say about initiating contact
with an advanced species on their home world?
Regulation 46 B, Section 1:
"Federation vessels should remain with reasonable communications range
and await contact for at least one solar day."
I recommend alert status.
One solar day?
All right. Condition Yellow.
Helm, maintain relative position.
I’ll be in my quarters.
Let me know if they respond to our hails.
RT, you have the bridge.
Welcome to our world, John Thomas Carter
and the crew of the U.S.S. Farragut.
It is time to begin our great work together.