We have finally been set free by the creature of T8A. Itís been a long three days inside of the creature that we have now discovered is a large land mass of sentience. We learned that the creature was only trying to protect us from its perceived dangers on the surface of the planet. When we made first contact with it as it spoke through the mysterious woman from the past, we reached an understanding on both of our parts, which led to our eventual release. The captain as ordered that the planet be quarantined until Starfleet Command determines whether further contact with the creature will be attempted in the future. I hope that there will be another expedition on the planet again as the creature was a fascinating find.