This week with Arlene and Jeff:
...Before Ann could comment, an alarm sounded. By the time she had shut it off, the AI spoke. "The alien's scans have suddenly increased by tenfold. But the energy levels are not the only concern because the type of scans have also changed. These are very sophisticated high energy beams that might penetrate our shields should that ship move any closer."
Ann barked out, "Are they aware of us?"
"I… am uncertain, but the possibility does exist." A moment later it continued, "The alien ship seems to be powering up other of its systems, also. Conclusion: Although they are still not warp capable, they now have full power at their disposal and consequently have become a much more dangerous opponent."...
Have a goodun;