Monday, March 15, 2010

Episode 22: The Return of Pocahontas

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.

The Sisyphus docks at a starbase for some routine maintenance. Shortly after arrival, the crew discovers that another ship, the USS Achilles is also docked at the station. While the rest of the crew deals with repairs to ship (particularly the warp nacells, one of which actually falls off), Captain Baxter encounters the Captain of the Achilles, Captain Loretta Cornelius Baxter, his ex-wife.

The captain struggles with his feelings for Loretta (sometimes called Larry) while Loretta explores the Sisyphus. Despite being the Captain of the Galaxy class USS Achilles, Loretta struggles to understand the camaraderie of the crew of the much crappier USS Sisyphus.

Captain Baxter (Julius, of the Sisyphus) turns to Japhy to help him sort out his feelings. Japhy responds by bringing 18 children onto the ship, and leaving them in the holodeck. Unfortunately, the holodeck program goes haywire, and the forest walk that Japhy had taken the children on turns into an endless forest. Things go from bad to worse when the ship's population of phaser armed mice make it into the holodeck with the children.

Eventually, the children escape into the Jeffries tubes. Japhy claims that some simulated Native American Indians from the holodeck also escape. Eventually, Japhy reveals to the Captain that he set all of this up to get the Captains back together.

Despite the deaths of two of the children, (who are promptly jettisoned into space) the Captains are reconciled (somewhat, they don't get back together or anything) with the computer while the rest of the crew watches from the Sisyphus's bar, Starboard's.

With special guest Natalie Sullivan as Captain Loretta Cornelius Baxter

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