© Chris Winspear and Darren Holloway (mcmxmiv)
All Characters mentioned are the copyright of their respective
PARTY ON, ENTERPRISE!
[On board the bridge of the U.S.S Enterprise, NCC 1701-D, Picard stands up
from the command chair, addresses his tunic and clears his throat]
Picard: Mr Worf, hail the vessel.
Computer: blee blee squeege
Worf: Hailing frequencies open.
Picard: This is Captain Jean Luc-Picard of the Starship Enterprise. Please
Sinclair: This is Commander Sinclair of Babylon 5. Please state your
Picard: Our purpose? We come in peace and we mean you no harm. [smiles and
opens arms] We are explorers through space, the final frontier. Our
continuing mission: to explore dangerous new worlds, to seek out new life
and new civilisations To boldly go where no man has gone before. [Turns to
Riker] How was I, Will? [Turns back to screen] Please, tell us more about
Sinclair: Certainly. For us, it’s the dawn of the third age of mankind, ten
years since the Earth Membari war. The Babylon Project is a dream given
form. Our goal, to prevent another war by creating a place where humans and
aliens can work out their differences peacefully. It’s a port of call, home
away from home for diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs and wanderers. Humans
and Aliens wrapped in two million five hundred thousand tons of spinning
metal, all alone in the night. It can be a dangerous place but it’s our
last, best hope for peace. The year is 2258, the name of the place is
Picard: [turning to Troi] Why’ve they got a better introduction than us?
[turning back] Ahem, Commander Sinclair, I am pleased to make your
Sinclair: Where do you come from? We didn’t track you on our monitors and
you certainly didn’t come through the Jump Gate.
Picard: Ah! I’m afraid we had some help from an entity called Q. He likes
to test us with new situations which, quite frankly, gets rather tedious.
I’m pleased to say though, that this time we appear to have found ourselves
in somewhat better circumstances.
[There’s a harrowing noise like a Kawasaki GPZ 1000 coming to a sudden stop
and a wide beam of light appears in the middle of the bridge. The light
fades to reveal two youths stepping out of a telephone booth].
Bill and Ted: How’s it going Dudes! [looking around] Woow. Awesome
To be Continued…