Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Santa Garrus, Mar 23, 2012.
Paris: I think I'm going to enjoy this.
JANEWAY: Don't be so sure. He'll also be my First Officer. Everyone aboard this ship will report to him, including the lieutenant assigned to conn.
JANEWAY: I've entered into the ship's log on this date that I'm granting a field commission of lieutenant to Thomas Eugene Paris. Congratulations.
Janeway and Paris shake hands.
Paris: Uh, for the first time in my life, I don't know what to say.
JANEWAY: (BIG smile) You've earned this, Tom. I'm only sorry your father won't know.
Paris: Oh, he'll know. When we get back.
Paris leaves, just in time for Neelix and Kes to come into the Ready Room.
NEELIX: Ah, Captain! We were just coming to see you.
Janeway: We've supplied your ship with water, Neelix. It's ready to go.
NEELIX: Well, you see, that's what we wanted to discuss. We'd like to go with you.
Janeway: I'm sorry, this isn't a passenger ship.
KES: Of course not. We won't be passengers.
Neelix: We'd be valuable colleagues.
Neelix: Whatever you need, is what I have to offer. Now, you need a guide? I'm your guide. You need supplies? I know where to procure them. I have friends among races you don't even know exist. You need a cook? Ohhhhh, you haven't lived until you've tasted my angla-bosque. It will be my job to anticipate your needs, before you know you have them, and I anticipate your first need will be me.
KES: Captain, we both want very much to be a part of your journey.
Hey JanewayRulz! given your name, I'd be willing to let you have the Janeway Speech.
No way, my friend... I just want the last line.
Okay, just thought I'd offer.
Later, Janeway, Chakotay, Tuvok, Paris, Torres, Kim, Neelix, Kes, Ayala and others are gathered on the bridge.
Janeway: We're alone, in an uncharted part of the galaxy. We've already made some friends here, and some enemies. We have no idea the dangers we're about to face, but one thing is clear: Both Crews are going to have to work together if we are to survive. That's why Commander Chakotay and I have agreed that this should be one crew: A Starfleet Crew. And as the only Starfleet Vessel assigned to the Delta Quadrant, we'll continue to follow our directive; to seek out new worlds and explore space. But our primary goal is clear, even at maximum speeds, it would take 75 years to reach the Federation, but I'm not willing to settle for that. There's another entity like the Caretaker out there somewhere who has the ability to get us there a lot faster. We'll be looking for her, and we'll be looking for wormholes, spatial rifts, and new technologies to help us. Somewhere, along this journey, we'll find a way back. Mister Paris, set a course for home.
PARIS: Aye, Captain.
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