Journey to Babel, Part 8

They did not lose the ship, although Lt. Cruz had a lot of fun trying. When Commander Deary called the bridge to declare that his engines “couldnae take it anymore,” Tonio obliged by taking them from Warp 10 to 1 so quickly that the other ship overshot. He put them...

Journey to Belon, Part 7

Todd was grinning as he took readings of a particularly tricky nook in engineering that required precise cleaning. Unlike his fiancé, he’d gotten a full night’s sleep, albeit on Lt. LaFuentes’ couch, and had a leisurely breakfast alone while he went over requests for...

Journey to Belon, Part 6

At 29 minutes and 48 seconds, Ellie stepped onto the bridge of the Impulsive. On the viewscreen was an image of the immediate space before them, with a tug ship applying tractor beams to the stranded luxury transport, Immaculata. If only their engines had lived up to...

Journey to Belon, Part 5

If you didn’t know that the ambassadors, though human, had come from an alien planet hundreds of light-years from Earth, you might have thought they’d stepped out of a time machine. Ellie’s mom, Ambassador Natalie Doall, wore a regal floor-length gown with ruffles and...

Journey to Belon, Part 4

Captain’s Log, Intergalactic Date 677061.95 The Impulsive has been called to the Parada system, where the Union transport ship, Immaculata, is dead in space after a malfunction of their warp drive converter. Naturally, according to its captain, they were scheduled for...

Journey to Belon, Part 3

Captain’s Personal Log, Intergalactic Date 677061.20 Finally! Our janbots have arrived. I’ll be so glad not to clean my own toilet. As a bonus, it looks like we’ll be keeping Todd Ahndmor for a week or so as he runs them through their paces to make sure they’re fully...