Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by The Illusive Man, Jul 29, 2012.
TRAVELER: As Mr Kosinski's assistant, and my actual name is unpronounceable by humans.
Riker: You're from Tau Alpha C. That's very distant and...
KOSINSKI: All approved and described in the Starfleet communications. Now, I would like to set up in the Engine Room immediately.
Riker: Our chief engineer will show you to his engine room.
KOSINSKI: No need. I know my way around starships. (He leaves, followed by Traveler and Argyle)
(As they leave, a clearly annoyed Riker watches them leave followed closely behind by Troi)
Riker: One thing Kosinski isn't hiding, a bad disposition.
TROI: Agreed. Also, he's arrogant, over-bearing, self-important and very sure of himself, and his ability.
Riker: And the other one? His assistant?
TROI: He's the puzzle. With most lifeforms, I can usually feel something; I may not be able to understand or interpret it but I feel something, if only a presence. With him.. nothing. Empty space. As though he isn't even here. Something about this concerns me. I don't know what, I can point to no reason, yet.
Riker: Stay concerned, please. The safety of the Enterprise might be entrusted to these two.
Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. It's continuing mission: To explore strange, new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no one has gone before.
KOSINSKI: Inform the bridge I shall begin my first test in precisely fifteen minutes. Why is this child here?
Argyle: (looks at Wesley working but clearly doesn't care about that) He's working on a school project. Before you continue, there are some questions. First, tell us...
KOSINSKI: In order to save myself time, let me ask those questions for you. You received the information which Starfleet provided you, embedded into your computer as precisely as humanly possible, then you did a controlled test and then, to your astonishment, nothing happened. So, you said, "What's going on? This doesn't work. Kosinski's a fraud." You see I have had this conversation on other Starfleet vessels before. They didn't understand it, why should you?
Argyle: Surely you're not saying it's unexplainable.
KOSINSKI: I am saying I'm not a teacher, nor do I wish to become one. I have neither the inclination nor the time.
Riker: You have all the time you need.
KOSINSKI: I don't think you understand, this has already been approved by Starfleet Command.
Riker: But it hasn't been approved by the chief engineer, or by me.
KOSINSKI: I didn't know that was necessary.
Riker: Now you do.
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