Sunday, August 31, 2008

Exploring In The Enterprise

Now that Wes and Karena are married, the Enterprise can get back to exploring the galaxy and defending the Federation against invading aliens.

Woe betide the galaxy if any aliens invade when a wedding takes place, or we have personal issues to sort out!

Come to think of it, the staff will have to have a discussion about the Enterprise Christmas Party soon.

I digress. Let's do some exploring. Starfleet will get mad if we don't.

I step on the Bridge, ready to lead the ship into new frontiers. Bev walks past and into the turbolift as I enter.

"Don't forget our date at 20:00 tonight in Ten Forward, Jean-Luc." she whispers, "I've bought a new dress."

"I'll be there, Bev." I whisper back, and she leaves in the turbolift.

All those on the Bridge turn their heads back to face the viewer as if they have not being listening.

Riker finishes eating his donut.

"Don't forget you have to be present at Ensign Britney's latest disciplinary at 10:00, Captain." Riker reminds me.

I groan.

"What's she done this time?" I reply in exasperation.

"Throwing bread rolls at Guinan in Ten Forward." Riker answers, "Guinan tells me she's going to sort that little madam out, as she puts it."

"It looks like we've got to placate the situation there, Number One." I conclude, "Where are we heading, Mr Data?"

"The Carva Sector, Captain." Data answers, "It is a completely unexplored part of the Quadrant."

"That's great!" I exclaim, "A chance to see some new things, make First Contact. Proceed there at Warp Eight."

After we have been going for an hour, the Warp engines gring to a halt.

I wince. Deanna tells me not to worry, and gives me a stress pill.

"What's going on Mr LaForge?" I ask on my ComBadge.

"The Warp Drive is all broken down, Captain," Geordi answers, "I can patch it together for a while, but it needs to be looked at properly at a Starbase."

"Where is the nearest one?"

"Starbase 27 is two light years away." Riker answers, "We can limp there and get fixed. It'll mean no exploring for a day or so."

Why does the Enterprise always break down just when we want it to do something interesting? The guarantee on the replacement parts has probably ran out as well.

Ah well, there is always another time.


Editor's Note:

The next post will be on Wednesday as I'm off to Brighton, so can only do two this week. This one and the Wednesday one is scheduled, so may not be able to comment on blogs.


Linda said...

Have a brilliant time at Brighton and hopefully they can get those warp engines repaired while you're gone!

Epiphany said...

Have a wonderful vacation, jlp.

As far as ensign Britney, I can't wait to hear about her disciplinary action!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Warp speed to Brighton! :)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Thanks all. I'm actually sending this from Brighton by means of my laptop backup and the free wifi they have in the hotel. Isn't technology wonderful?

The Curmudgeon said...

Technology is wonderful, Jean-Luc... when it works.

Does this mean we'll see Sid again on Wednesday?

Nepharia said...

It appears the Editor will be doing some exploring of his own in Brighton, eh? Hope you have a great time -- and get some sun on those legs.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Curmudgeon, no, Sid gets to go on the luxurious vacations.

Epiphany, there won't be anything about Ensign Britney's disciplinary. She'll just be in the brig as usual.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Enjoy your trip :)

Renee said...

Good ole' Bev! Could she beam down a stress pill for me too?

Gordon said...

Hmm maybe Jean-luc you should let guinan deal with her after all she's 200 yr old and see it all.
Starbase 27, hmm I'd carefully read the warranty on the parts and avoid going above warp 6 oh for at least 1,500 light years.

Vella said...

Exploring sounds good. Though My ring dopesn't wear out as much as warp engines

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