The crew of the NCC-1701-D were on a well-deserved shore leave under the twin suns of the planet Catooine…
When disaster struck!
Riker had been attacked by… something.
Picard: “Data, could it be these cats?”
Deanna: “Oooowoowooo nooooo!”
Crusher: “Deanna, I can’t concentrate with all your yowling!”
Geordi had been struck down too. By what looked like a plasma ball.
No one seemed to notice or care he was dead with a brain hemorage.
And was being eaten by this cat.
Data: “My tricorder readings indicate they are silicon-based life forms.”
Picard: “Data! What are those gelatinous pod structures?”
Data: “Diffficult to say, sir. They appear to have life forms gestating inside.”
Data: “Feline life forms.”
Picard: “Great cats! One of them is… hatching!”
Picard: “And that one there… it has a… CAT-apult!”
It was true. The cat leader was armed with a plasma catapult. The mystery of Geordi’s death was solved. Though no one had yet noticed he was dead.
Luckily the Enterprise was in orbit overhead…
…ready to beam them up and away from the dangerous, blood-thirsty cats who were only protecting their kitten-pods.