Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by LeadHead, Jul 29, 2012.
PICARD: Affirmative, Number One. Are you ready?
RIKER: We are.
PICARD [OC]: La Forge, set in warp one point five.
LaForge: Warp one point five, sir.
Kosinski: All right, here we go.
(Wesley watches the Traveller make adjustments on his console, while Kosinski taps at him. The Traveller turns to smile at Wesley)
Kosinski: What are you doing?
(Consternation. The warp core appears to be racing. The Traveller puts his hands on the console and partially vanishes. The Enterprise takes off at ridiculous speed)
LAFORGE: Captain, we're passing warp ten!
(The viewscreen looks like the opening credits to Doctor Who. There's a jolt which throws the Traveller off his stool. Kosinski is clueless)
PICARD: What is our velocity?
DATA: It's off the scale, sir.
PICARD: Reverse engines.
DATA: Captain, no one has ever reversed engines at this velocity.
Picard: Because no one has gone this fast: Reverse Engines.
The Enterprise comes out of warp near a nebula and a ringed planet that are still forming.
Picard: What's our position?
LAFORGE: Calculating it, sir. Data, what do you read there?
Data: Malfunction, I trust.
PICARD: Position, Mister La Forge.
Geordi: Well sir, according to these calculations, we've not only left our own galaxy but passed through two others ending up on the far side of Triangulum. The galaxy known as... M33.
Are you kidding?! That was ludicrous speed if we've ever seen it!!!
PICARD: That's not possible. Data, what distance have we travelled?
DATA: Two million seven hundred thousand light years.
Separate names with a comma.