We can’t do it if we abandon the Enterprise they’ll come back here and get their hands on both ships it’s agreed Options captain I believe we could use the faces to cut our way out The asteroids internal structure is highly unstable any attempt to cut through the rock could cause the entire chasm to collapse Captain I have a suggestion. There’s a piece of equipment and Admiral Preston’s quarters under guard that might get us out of here. It’s a prototype for a federation cloaking device. You just ended your career will that’s what it’s about. a cloaking device in the Treaty of Al Jarreau the Federation Specifically agreed not to develop cloaking technology and that treaty is the biggest mistake we ever made. It’s kept us from exploiting a final area of defense that treaty has kept us in peace for 60 years. And as a Starfleet officer You’re supposed to uphold it now, that’s enough. I’m taking command of this vessel. Mr. Worf escort the captain to his quarters. I don’t think anyone’s going to come to your defense this time. How do we use the cloak to escape from the asteroid? It’s more than just a cloak It changes the structure of matter in theory a ship using this device could pass through normal matter See why you were so eager to find it. Can’t you see the potential here? The phasing cloak could be the greatest breakthrough in weapons research in the last 50 years. Except that it’s illegal. It’s in violation of an agreement that the Federation signed in good faith captain. I Think we could adapt the cloak for the Enterprise. Mr. Data Theoretically it is possible sir But it would take several hours to study the device and determine how to link it to our systems make it so.