Monday, September 26, 2011
Jadzia & The Borg Queen Run The Ship (Part Two)
Guest Poster: Jadzia Dax
While I was commanding the ship during the 'graveyard shift', an irate Borg Queen decided to visit to complain about how Seven was treated. This triviality coincided with a complete power failure on the Enterprise, with only a basic life support remaining. Queenie and I are sealed on the Bridge, and are the only ones who can possibly restore things to order.
"I wonder what happened?" I say to myself.
"More than likely someone put too many plugs in a power point." Queenie sarcastically comments, before sitting in the Captain's chair.
"What do you think you're doing?" I shout, "I'm the only member of Starfleet here, and therefore am senior to you. I'm sitting there!"
The Queen rolls her eyes and starts to explain slowly, as if to a naughty child.
"The Borg have assimilated many Starfleet personel in nthe past. Captains, Admirals, Engineers...and of course, Jean-Luc himself." she says, "As a result I can call from the Borg Hive Mind all I need to restore this ship."
I'm annoyed at her logic, and grudgingly I relinquish the seat, muttering a few choice comments about the Borg under my breath.
Queenie smiles as she sits in her seat of power.
"All right, Jadzia.", she orders, "Are there any computers that are working?"
"Only this one that monitors life support." I answer.
"Well convert it to a Power Grid Enhancer." Queenie dictates.
"Will it affect Life Support?" I enquire.
"Probably not." Queenie muses, "But it will only be for a few moments."
I shake my head at her attitude, but carry on with her instructions. The screen continues until a REBOOT message flashes upon it.
"That's good." the Queen comments, as she walks up to me, "Just press return."
I do that and the screen starts on a 10-9-8-7 cycle.
"That's annoying." Queenie says to herself, and gives the screen a whack with her fist. It stops as it reaches 3. All the lights and computers come on, and the doors open. Captain Picard and the other senior staff walk through.
"What would have happened if the cycle had reached 0?" I quietly ask the Borg Queen.
"Oh, the ship would have exploded." she answers casually, and goes over to hug the Captain in her flirty way, who thanks us both for rescuing the ship from the power outage.
I think I'll keep the information about the ship nearly exploding to myself!
The next post will be the 1200th Be there!