Sunday, November 1, 2009

Episode 4: Assimilation

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.

Lt. Lady Cola, in her dedication to the safety of the Sisyphus, is the first to notice the ship is adrift and has floated into Borg space, a fact Engineer Fassbinder can't really answer for. When the senior crew meet to discuss the Borg threat Captain Baxter is convinced the Borg will try to assimilate him to gain his knowledge of the crew, while Counselor Japhy is sure it's he who knows the crew best. Both prepare for their future assimilation differently, with Captain Baxter allowing Dr. "McCloud" to beam machinery into his body and practice removing it. Japhy resolves to have a last day of joy and freedom, posting a notice for his living wake on the bridge's viewscreen. Unfortunately, the notice obscures an approaching Borg ship, giving them an opportunity to beam aboard and capture Japhy(to everyone's surprise and despair). However, once in the Borg Hive Japhy helps the drones understand theres a more enlightened alternative to their overworked and stressed-out lives. He delivers the good news to Capt. Baxter, but an increasingly mechanical Baxter, himself a survivor of the Borg massacre at Wolf 359, orders the crew to wipe out the Borg Drum Circle that has broken out in the arboretum. Japhy warns away his new mellow Borg friends moments before the strike team arrives, and the crew retires to the starboard lounge to congratulate themselves on job well done.

Supplemental Material: Personal Log Entry of First Officer Corbomite Hayes

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