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An Enterprise landing party is held hostage by a robot probe.



FinderJames T. KirkLeonard McCoyMontgomery ScottSpockHikaru Sulu
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Pablo Picasso

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USS Enterprise


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The Tullvan species died out. (Referenced)
Stardate 5459.4
A USS Enterprise landing party encounters an artificial construct that calls itself Finder on a remote planet. Finder wants warp technology for its creators, the Tullvans. (In-story)
Stardate 5459.6
James T. Kirk considers his options against Finder. The ship and crew prepare to free their associates. (In-story)
Stardate 5459.7
Kirk and crew launch an all-out offensive against Finder, but without much progress. Then Spock learns that Finder's masters might have been Tullvans, and that they are extinct. Finder, forced to face that it is an artifact serving no masters, is defeated by information and logic and releases Kirk's crew before destroying itself. (In-story)



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