Thursday, February 05, 2009
Emergency Command Hologram (Part Three)
Guest Poster: The Doctor
With me running the Enterprise as Emergency Command Hologram, things were supposed to be running smoothly.
I've come up with what might me a problem.
With the rest of the crew in stasis while the ship travels through a large poison gas cloud in order to deliver medical supplies, Vic Fontaine, the holographic night club singer and I find a ship is heading in our direction.
"What shall we do?" I say to Fontaine.
"Well, we don't know if it's hostile or not." he replies, "How about a friendly greeting?"
"It doesn't look too friendly." I say, "It's a warship."
Nevertheless, I give out the bright cheery greeting, welcoming them. They reply by hailing us.
When we are on visual, I see the strange image of a figure in a silver pressure suit. Not a pretty sight.
"This is the USS..." I start to say
"You should not be functioning!" the figure shouts loudly, "I am Commander Falas of the Breen race. We sent this poison cloud across this sector."
I am about to tell him I am a hologram, but Fontaine jumps up and tells him we are impervious to it. Despite the Breen Commander wearing a pressure suit, I can tell when someone is frustrated.
"We have superior weapons capability, Doctor." Fontaine tells me.
"Very well." I say smugly, as if I am about to assign bedpan duty to Beverly Crusher, "Use a torpedo to take out their weapons array."
We do so, and leave them stranded.
We both sing The Toreador Song, followed by I've Got You Under my Skin!
Some hours later, we have gone through the gas cloud. All the crew come out of stasis, and I tell the Captain what happened.
"We may have to watch out for the Breen in future." he tells me, "There aren't that many presssure suited aliens around. Well done, Doctor. Time to change you back."
I think I may like the times I'm ECH. Red looks so much better than blue!