"Why exactly is it that poking a flag into the ground and typing a couple data readout into database makes this planet Starfleet property?" Bones gestured to Kirk to answer the question.

"I have no idea, although I'm sure Mr. Spock knows." Kirk began to turn to Spock, but before he could get a word out, Spock began too speak.

"Sir I am scanning what seems to be several life forms coming in our direction." The Enterprise and her crew were several hundred light years away from charted space, the farthest any recorded starship has ever gone.

"Well thats most illogical, Why were we not aware of this before?" questioned Kirk.

"Some type of cloak, I assume," replied Spock. A hail of laser bolts arose from a hill to the east, stunning both Kirk and Bones.