Hi everyone, this is an adaption of "The Corbomite Maneuver" in a modern "Hard Sci-Fi" setting- I really hope you like it! Prologue The Spacecraft Enterprise was the first known vessel to venture this deeply into the outer Oort Cloud, but over 4 years into their mission, and the crew was already bored. All except Spock. There seemed to be nothing out there but identical planetoids and comets, but the Enterprise's Science Officer was determined to catalogue every one. They floated alone in the spacecraft's small Astrodome, eyes closed, meditating, as their cyborg components interfaced with the sensors. In their mind's eye, they could see the infinite expanse spread out before them, a puzzle, with all the pieces scattered. Fascinating. “1512 days of this now…” said the Enterprises’ youngest and newest crewmember, once a bright eyed, almost childish and naive ensign, now seasoned by the monotony of the mission, which didn't seem to excite her as much as it had in the beginning… “other ships must have made maps of some of this.” “Negative, Lieutenant Bayley”. said Spock, distracted from their meditation, but not annoyed. Annoyance was an emotion… “...We are the first to reach this far. It is actually very exciting!” Bayley rolled her eyes, but stayed to watch the stars with Spock. Suddenly, something caught her eye. “Look!”. Perfect timing- finally, something just a little bit out of the ordinary, to lighten the mood. “I am already aware of the object, Lieutenant. The glow is probably caused by a rare mineral deposit.” “Corbomite?” wondered Bayley. The stuff of space legends… “Negative, Corbomite is a mythical substance. This object here is clearly... “ “It's moving towards us!” came the voice of Navigator Sulu from the control room. Usually the most confident of the crew (except Spock, of course), now she sounded worried. Out the Astrodome, the strange glowing pinpoint of light had resolved into a cubical shape. “The Borg?” Bayley wondered once more, with a mixture of awe and terror. “Also mythical, Lieutenant Bayley. But this…” “...is like nothing we've encountered before!” Sulu finished for them.