Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Episode 25: Dogs from Outer Space

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 USS Sisyphus is en route to planet Derex Derex and Lt. Lady Cola has somehow created a new form of life in the replicator, which she hopes the whole crew can take care of together. The aggressive, spiny, furry, feathery fluke of science, soon dubbed Poopsie, is a hit with most of the crew, especially Lt. Fritz Fassbinder, who is reminded him of his own childhood pet, Fritz Fassbinder the Dog. Unfortunately, it turns out Poopsie's bites cause dramatic mutations, with new Poopsies growing out of bitewounds on Lt. Cola, Captain Baxter, Cmdr Hayes and Ensign Lorem. When Lt Cmdr Watson pushes to kill and analyze Poopsie Lt. Fassbinder releases him into the Jefferies tubes to escape. As the crews' mutations worsen a reluctant Lt. Cola is forced to lead a search party(in Starfleet/Might Ducks Flying V formation) to find and kill the creature. The search eventually leads to the haunted Deck 14, where Lt. Fassbinder again intervenes to save Poopsie, and a frustrated Captain Baxter instructs the computer to create a predator perfectly suited to hunting Poopsie down. A catlike creature with a unhinged snake jaw appears and dispatches Poopsie handily, but the perfect predator is likewise soon loose on the ship. Luckily, upon arriving at Derex Derex the Sisyphus crew discovers that they have been sent by Starfleet to answer an add for free puppies, and Derexderexian Dogs, while large and acid breathing, prefer to dine on Snakecats. Its the circle of life.

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