Sunday, November 1, 2009

Episode 3: Here We Are Again...

This is a summary of an episode performed during Improvised Star Trek's initial live run at iO Chicago from October 17, 2009 until May 8, 2010. You can click here to listen to our most recent adventure on the podcast, subscribe to us on iTunes using the links to the right, or find out about upcoming opportunities to see us live here.

With the U.S.S. Sisyphus en route to the Betamax planet, new crewman Winslow Huffington III reports for duty. Winslow is pilot from Earth's World War One who has been mysteriously transported through time to 2371, which you'll recall is the current year. Starfleet has assigned him to work on the Sisyphus as part of a job placement program for the temporally displaced, and Captain Baxter is convinced he'll make a fine helmsman despite his ignorance of the 24th Century. Counselor Japhy Whitman has scheduled a talent show for the crew, and Lt. Cola and Capt. Baxter discover their shared love of tap dance. Its another on a long list of their shared interests, and they admit to a mutual attraction while on the bridge. Meanwhile, strange pockets of reverse time have been noticed on the ship, causing conversations to repeat and beards to ungrow. Captain Baxter consults Dr. "Foggy McCloud", who concludes little before being drawn into an argument with Counselor Whitman over who can call themselves a doctor. The Captain calls a meeting of the senior staff to addresses rumors that his and Cola's attraction is unprofessional, but the rest of the crew is more concerned with the time anomalies, excepting Japhy, who worries people aren't taking the talent show seriously enough. Winslow Huffington eventually admits his presence may be causing the time distortions, but haven't we all learned an important lesson about time?

Presumably, Lt. Watson eventually figures out something with tachyons that seems to do the trick.

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