Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Doctor's New Assistant (Part One)
Guest Poster: The Doctor
I'm arguing with Beverly Crusher, as usual, but this time it's about a different subject.
"I assure you, Doctor." I say, "That I most definately do not need a human assistant to help me with my medical work in SickBay. I have been programmed with the minds of the top doctors in Starfleet and am more than capable of handling things myself."
"Sorry, Doctor." she answers, "The order comes from up high at Starfleet HQ. Penelope Delmara not only is a qualified medical assistant, but is also an expert in holographics.2
I grumble, but know it won't do any good. I'll have some wrinkled old crone assisting me when I can do the job perfectly well by myself.
A few hours later, Doctor Crusher and I are standing by in the Transporter Room to welcome aboard my new assistant. The familiar buzzing takes place, and she appears in the room.
"Ah, hello Doctor Crusher." says the new arrival, in a charming Spanish accent, "I have heard so much about you. Pleased to meet you. I'm Penelope Delmara. Everyone calls me Penny."
Then she turns to me.
"I'm the holographic doctor." I say with a pleasant smile, "Welcome aboard the Enterprise."
"But what is your name?" she asks, "All holograms should have a name."
"I've never got round to it." I reply.
"Well, we'll have to do something about that!" Penny declares, "It's the fundamental right of all holograms to be individually named. I've campaigned for hologram activism for a long time. For the moment, I'll call you Joe until you decide on your name by yourself."
"Thank you, Penny." I say, warming to this young woman.
"No problem....Joe." she answers with a beaming smile as we prepare to leave the Transporter Room.
I think I'm going to like my new assistant!
To be continued.....