Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by The Illusive Man, Jul 29, 2012.
KOSINSKI: Perhaps I should speak to Captain Picard.
Riker: If you like, it won't change anything.
KOSINSKI: How basic shall I be?
Riker: I leave that to you.
(they approach a terminal)
KOSINSKI: Would you get on the auxiliary power, please? In order to save time my assistant is going to lay in my base formulas more rapidly than any human being possibly could, even myself. So, here then in the simplest possible terms is what I do. Now, this warp drive system has been tuned only in the grossest possible sense, at least according to my standards. What I do is specific. (He continues to brag..)
Traveler: Something troubles you with the way this is configured? (makes adjustments) How about it now?
Wesley: Yes, but shouldn't these be connected? Here and here?
Wesley makes adjustments, changing the warp field schematics.
Traveler: Now, will it do what Kosinski says it will?
Wesley: It has a chance. It might work better this way. Yes.
(The Traveller is impressed with Wesley)
KOSINSKI: ..As we consider the following. Now, is this merely mechanics? Or is it nature that we deal with in all of this, and what else than nature are the elementals of space and time? You are trained in the system you are, you go in a straight line, confident yes, perhaps even innovative in a minimalist sort of way but, what I do here is not the end of the process. It is the beginning. So, what do I do? Go back to the Fearless which I left with a more efficient warp drive system than I found? Or do you cast off your ignorance, and allow me to continue?
Riker: Could anything he's proposing damage our system?
Argyle: How could it? It's meaningless.
Riker: Then we'll let him try it.
KOSINSKI: What do you mean, let he him try it? Don't talk about me in the third person like I'm not standing right here!
ARGYLE: Yes, we might as well let him try it.
KOSINSKI: Oh yes, "we might as well let him try it." You are too generous. Boy! Boy, don't play with that.
WORF: Captain, main Engineering is ready to proceed.
PICARD: Engineering, this is the Bridge. It's your call.
KOSINSKI: Do this one just like the last time. Nothing changes. Commander, I'll make my preliminary adjustments at warp 1.5 and complete them as we achieve warp 4.
RIKER: Engineering to bridge, did you copy that?
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