After years of research, scientists finally opened a gateway to another dimension.
A mission to the stars goes horribly wrong.
The shuttle was dissected for all salvageable materials.
“No scan detects even a trace of that – whatever the hell that was – on the ship.”
With both incarnations of the creature seemingly dead, the surviving crew jettisoned the bodies of their deceased mates.
The new captain summoned the others to the bridge.