August 22nd, 2008

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Stardate 8034.52

Captain's Log, Stardate 8034.52: We have been boarded by some variety of space-borne organism which is actively breeding inside the Enterprise's fuel lines It's interfering with nearly every system. We've been sitting in parking orbit around an unoccupied planet while Scotty attempts to make repairs.

KIRK: Mister Scott, what is the status of the repairs?

SCOTTY: I haven't had any time for repairs, Captain! It's all I can do to stay on top of the eruptions in the waste control systems and venting them before they can do any more damage!

SPOCK: Have you tried reversing the polarity on the peristaltic process?

SCOTTY: But that'll just flush our fuel lines and leave us dead in the water!

MCCOY: No, I think the Vulcan is onto something. If we flush it all out, that should dump most of those little critters into space. Don't you have any backup power left?

SCOTTY: Aye, I'll give it a try.

[Scotty reverses the polarity on the peristaltic process, flushing the fuel lines and alien organisms.]

CHEKOV: That is the biggest mess I have seen since the Chernobyl disaster in Russia!

KIRK: Never mind that. Did it work?

SULU: Sensors are coming back on line.

UHURA: Communications are back. We're being hailed by the next planet over. They have ginger-infused soda water and orange juice and wish to trade with us. That should help us begin repairs and replenish our fuel until we can get to the next starbase.

KIRK: Lay in a course, Mister Sulu. One half impulse.