Full phasers, Fire! Kirk never disappoints, Picard dithered, hailed the mystery ship and asked for suggestions, not so Kirk! The Enterprise-A moved in slowly to zap possible Federation spies and then Kirk barked the order Fire! Lay down a pattern! Fire! Kirk phasered his way past a formidable, potentially dangerous spaceship, blocking his ships flightpath.
Fire first, questions later. You cant help but laugh. It seems highly unlikely that a smaller less powerful starship could beat the blue blazes out of Captain Picard's Galaxy Class U.S.S. Enterprise, but Kirk wasted no time with the "enemy unknown." I loved it. Captain Picard must have been sweating big time!
Have fun watching the battle of wits, between both captains of the Enterprise!
Live Long and Prosper!