Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Santa Garrus, Dec 12, 2011.
JANEWAY: On screen.
TASH [on viewscreen]: I recommend maximum shielding. There are a few technical issues I haven't worked out yet.
KIM: There's a massive graviton surge coming from that thing.
TUVOK: Shields to full.
JANEWAY: Your apparatus appears to be destabilizing.
TASH [on viewscreen]: If I don't find a way to repair this power core they'll be able to see the explosion all the way to, er, where did you say you were from?
JANEWAY: I didn't, but we're from a planet called Earth.
TASH [on viewscreen]: All the way to Earth.
CHAKOTAY: Can we ask you what it's supposed to do?
TASH [on viewscreen]: Catapult a vessel across space, in the time it takes to say catapult a vessel across space. It'll make warp drive look like a wooden sled.
JANEWAY: Maybe we can help you with that power core.
TASH [on viewscreen]: Huh?
TASH: The core sends a graviton surge through the projectors which locks onto a ship and sends it hurtling into null space, to emerge a few hours later hundreds, if not thousands, of light years away.
CHAKOTAY: I'm curious why you built this catapult.
TASH: Simple. I've been looking for a way to get home.
KIM: We know the feeling.
TASH: I'd been exploring an unstable wormhole. Before I knew it, I was here and my home planet was there. I was facing a journey of at least ten years. Instead, I decided to build a catapult.
TORRES: Have you tested it yet?
TASH: Two weeks ago I sent a probe nearly six hundred light years, but it destabilised the core. I've been trying to fix it ever since.
CHAKOTAY: We can send an Engineering team over to help you.
TASH: No, no, it's too dangerous. I wouldn't send my own crew in there.
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