Sunday, May 31, 2009

The New Television (Part One)

Today is going to be a great day!

I've ordered a new hyper-standard television from the suppliers. It should be delivered to the Enterprise in a couple of hours. From what I've heard, it's a top of the range model that shows holographic pictures from all the planets.

Deanna rushes in.

"Has it come yet, Captain?" she asks.

"Has WHAT come yet, Deanna?" I reply.

"Why, the television of course." she answers, as if the couldn't be anything else. "I want to see it working."

Bev and Riker run in.

"Has it come yet?" they ask.

"No." I tell them.

"Well we don't want to miss the first programme in holographic vision." Bev tells me, "As The Universe Turns is my favourite show."

All the other senior staff who filter in say this.

"Honestly." I tell them, "I don't know what the fuss is over a daytime soap opera."

"Captain." explains Data, "What is important is that Brad is engaged to marry Stephanie, but is secretly in love with Angela. Meanwhile next door, Jeff is losing money in his hovercar business and plans to fake his death. He does not realise that his wife Joanne has killed his rival, which will..."

"Enough!" I tell them, "Let's just get the television. Remember it is mine!"


A few minutes later, to rousing cheers, the television arrives. Two engineers start to tax it out of the box, as the entire senior staff look on in eager anticipation.

The expectation turns rather glum as the top of the range holographic television is unveiled.

"This isn't quite what I was expecting." I tell them.

"What is it?" Jadzia asks.

To be continued...


Gordon said...

Oh Dear I think someone switched and hoped you wouldn't notice..

Carmi said...

There's always a letdown after a new toy is delivered. It always looks better in the catalog or on the website. Even if you've seen it in-store, it seems to lose something between there and home.

Nice to know we're not alone in this.

Popped in from Tanya's today. Thank you for once again making us think!

Stephanie said...

Bummer! I can't wait to hear how it functions. Maybe its one of those gadgets that doesn't look like anything special, but blows your mind when you see what it can do. Here's hoping...

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh dear that's definitely an old tv :(

Linda said...

Define "top of the range" in your century, Captain! Looks like someone made a mistake somewhere!

The Curmudgeon said...

Perhaps your old friend Sid the repairman has gone into retail sales as well?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Perhaps it doesn't look like 'today's' model!

Michael Manning said...

"As The Universe Turns"! I have my bag of diet pop-corn. Beam me over, Captain!!! :D)