Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by LeadHead, Jun 19, 2011.
Computer: The Captain is not on the ship.
WORF: Commander, there is a shuttle missing from bay two.
Riker: All stop.
WESLEY: Answering all stop, sir.
Worf: I’ve hailed the shuttle on all frequencies. No response.
DATA: Sensors indicate no shuttle or other ships in this sector.
Riker: I think we can assume the Captain is aboard that shuttle.
WESLEY: How could he get to the shuttlebay and leave the Enterprise without us knowing? That's not possible.
Riker: Take it easy Wes. We’re going to find him. I want to begin a methodical search. Worf set sensors on Maximum scan. Data, use our present location as the center. Plot a search pattern from these co-ordinates to cover the most area in the least time.
DATA: Search pattern has been input, sir.
Riker: Engage, Mr. Crusher. (6 hours later.) First Officer’s Log, Stardate 42761.3. We have not been able to determine why or how Captain Picard left the Enterprise. We can’t even be certain he’s on the missing shuttle, although that is the assumption on which we are proceeding. For the last 6 hours we’ve been searching without success.
DATA: We have covered the area in a spherical pattern which a vessel without warp drive could traverse in the time allotted.
Riker: Widen the area.
(Q is doing his Virgil Hilts impression with a baseball, glove and bulkhead.)
Q: Do we stay out here years? Decades? I am ageless, Picard. You are not.
Picard: The Enterprise will continue with Riker as Captain.
Q: You are an impossibly stubborn human.
Picard: Return me to my ship!
Q: If I return you to your ship, will you agree to give my request a full hearing?
(a seamless transition to an empty room)
Q: You're right Picard. This is the proper venue for our discussion.
(Guinan pops up from behind the bar.)
Worf: Commander, my status board indicates the shuttle is back in bay 2.
RIKER: Computer, locate Captain Picard.
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