Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by The Illusive Man, Jul 29, 2012.
RIKER: He's phased completely out of existence. At least, out of our existence.
Picard activates the intercom
Picard: All decks, all stations. This is to inform you that with your support, the Traveler has returned us to our galaxy. However, he has now left us. Wherever he has gone, we wish him well.
And now that he's off intercom... we hope.
Picard: Have the boy sent to the bridge, Number One.
RIKER: Wesley Crusher, report to the Bridge, on the double.
Picard: Our next assignment is on this heading?
RIKER: Yes, sir.
Picard: Mister Data, Mister La Forge, increase to warp five. Same heading.
DATA: Warp five, sir.
LaForge: On that same heading, Sir.
(The turbolift doors open)
PICARD: Ah, Wesley. Come on the Bridge. Move! Commander Riker has told me how supportive you were in Engineering. Well done. At ease. Sit here in Command.
Riker: Captain, it's not allowed. Your orders.
PICARD: Oh, that's true. Well, I can't waive them again. Only commissioned officers-
Wesley: It's quite all right, sir, I understand.
Picard: Please don't interrupt me, Wesley.
WESLEY: I'm sorry, sir.
Picard: Any commissioned rank? Even... Ensign?
RIKER: That would give him authorised access to the Bridge.
Picard: Well, then, I'll have to make him an acting ensign. (Picard turns, looks up and slightly annoyed to Riker's amusement) Captain's log, Stardate 41263.4. For outstanding performance in the best Starfleet tradition, Wesley Crusher is made Acting Ensign, with the duties and privileges of that rank. (He then turns his full attention on Wesley) And whether that rank becomes permanent, Mister Crusher, depends on you. At the earliest opportunity, your entrance application for Starfleet Academy will be tendered. Until then, you will learn this ship. Every operation, every function. Commander Riker, a duty schedule for Mister Crusher, heavy on study.
RIKER: Aye, sir.
Picard: Meanwhile, you can sit here and learn something.
(Wesley perches on the end of the arch supporting the command seats)
RIKER: Sir, shall I send for Doctor Crusher?
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