Of course, without ST:TNG there would likely be no STO, and certainly not STO as we know it. On the other hand, it's a good thing the TV series wasn't like the game...
Worf (reporting from tactical): "The Cardassian ship has been destroyed, sir." Picard: "Stand down from Red Alert. Mr. Data, begin scanning the debris." Data (observing his console): "Sensors indicate a Starfleet-issue shield battery and a Mark Ten phaser beam array. Both appear to be completely intact and ready for immediate installation aboard the Enterprise." Riker: "How did the Cardassians get ahold of Starfleet ship components, and how could they have survived the ship's destruction completely intact?" Data: "Unknown, Commander. There appears to be one other object among the wreckage, but I am unable to identify it." Picard: "On screen."
On the Enterprise viewscreen, a tiny, rectangular object can be seen floating among the debris.
Picard: "Magnify and enhance."
Data does so, and the object is resolved into a Cardassian Lock Box.
Picard (pounding the arm of his chair): "Dammit, not another one!" Worf: "There are no master keys currently in ship's inventory, Captain. We will have to purchase more of them in order to get to the box's contents." Riker (exasperated): "I guess the Cardassians never got the memo that the Federation doesn't even use real money."
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