Conversation with #ussatlantis at Wed Aug 1 20:52:42 2012 on (irc)

(20:52:42) The topic for #USSAtlantis is: Atlantis sleeps in spacedock, getting some well-deserved rest while enjoying a now-somewhat-more-major refit and engine upgrade. Shore leave has been granted to anywhere within the Sol system, but wrap it up!
(20:52:42) mode (+o VAdmBlackthorne) by ChanServ
(20:53:45) LtJGAlexisWright [] entered the room.
(20:54:31) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya
(20:54:37) LtJGAlexisWright: 'lo
(20:57:54) CdrTKirr [TKirr@50.89.qt.vm] entered the room.
(20:58:09) CdrTKirr: Hi, Wright. ^_^
(20:58:44) EnsignJohnTChance [David_Knol@50.10.ypw.ptg] entered the room.
(20:59:19) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya, Chance
(20:59:50) EnsignJohnTChance: Hey, how's it going Admiral?
(21:00:03) VAdmBlackthorne: Great!
(21:01:45) EnsignJohnTChance: Always a good thing to hear!
(21:03:06) CdrTKirr: Not sure why I scheduled a dentist appointment six months out on a if I don't know.
(21:03:28) CdrTKirr: We did what, one whole plot in that time? =P
(21:03:54) EnsignJohnTChance: Well, shore leave takes a long time!
(21:04:06) CdrTKirr: Or rather, installing a slipstream drive does.
(21:04:27) VAdmBlackthorne: Not just the slipstream drive. Atlantis needed a bit more refit than we originally thought, after 15 years in space
(21:04:49) CdrTKirr: Yay new ship
(21:04:54) EnsignJohnTChance: And always remember this when scheduling an appointment with a dentist...always be true to your teeth and they'll never be false to you.
(21:05:18) CdrTKirr: You're gonna have to update the Atlantis specs.
(21:05:55) EnsignJohnTChance: More paperwork? Oh no!
(21:06:13) VAdmBlackthorne: That's a good point.
(21:06:20) VAdmBlackthorne: I'll have to just make up some higher numbers.
(21:06:30) EnsUrist: I'll get to the documentation eventually
(21:07:50) CdrTKirr: Tav attempting to get in
(21:07:54) CdrTKirr: Having Pidgin troubles.
(21:08:07) CdrTKirr: Or rather, slow comp with Ubuntu/Pidgin troubles.
(21:08:55) CdrTKirr: Oh his OS is updating. =X
(21:09:53) EnsignJohnTChance: Well, thanks to you T'Kirr, I had NO problems logging on with Pidgin. And this is the first session in nearly a month that I didn't have problems :(
(21:10:41) CdrTKirr: Glad it's behaving for you!
(21:11:09) VAdmBlackthorne: Pidgin is indeed awesome
(21:11:47) CdrTKirr: Thanks to you, I have it. =D
(21:12:00) CdrTKirr: Chance, IM
(21:15:46) DoctorTav [] entered the room.
(21:15:55) DoctorTav: Good evening, everyone
(21:15:57) CdrTKirr: Welcome!
(21:16:10) VAdmBlackthorne: Hiya Doc
(21:16:19) EnsignJohnTChance: Hey, Doc. What's shakin?
(21:16:42) DoctorTav: All the houses I am going to sell are shaking for sure. Mwa ha ha ha ha!
(21:17:05) VAdmBlackthorne: Earthquake zones?
(21:17:16) DoctorTav: Sure hope not. The houses fear me
(21:19:08) CdrHarper [] entered the room.
(21:20:17) CdrTKirr: :: TWEEEEEEET :: Attention!
(21:20:29) DoctorTav: :: AA ::
(21:20:32) LtKuari [TKirr@50.89.qt.vm] entered the room.
(21:20:36) EnsignJohnTChance: :: AA ::
(21:20:37) CdrHarper: :: AA ::
(21:22:27) VAdmBlackthorne has changed the topic to: The refit of Atlantis is complete! The quantum slipstream drive is online and ready for a test flight. All crew have been recalled and departure is imminent.
(21:23:09) VAdmBlackthorne: Questions?
(21:23:20) LtJGAlexisWright: :: belated AA ::
(21:25:25) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, here we gooooo.......
(21:25:27) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:25:28) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:25:29) VAdmBlackthorne: BEGIN SIM
(21:25:57) CdrTKirr: :: on the Bridge, preparing for departure and checking in with all departments ::
(21:26:47) VAdmBlackthorne: :: walks briskly onto the bridge and inhales deeply, taking in the new starship smell, with everything being bright and squeaky clean ::
(21:27:01) DoctorTav: :: is busily resetting Crewman Lester's broken arm after Lester had disabled the safety protocols in the holodeck this morning and decided to use it to fight a drunk Klingon, Andorian and Orion slave girl in heat. Tav decides to make the reset a little extra painful and teach Lester a lesson :: And further, I don't understand why you needed the safeties
(21:27:22) LtKuari: :: is going over a list of changes to the ship in the Security office so she won't find anything "suspicious" that's really supposed to be there ::
(21:27:25) DoctorTav: fully off! We have settings that allow you to experience pain without giving me extra work,
(21:28:43) DoctorTav: :: resets the radius and ulna ::
(21:28:51) DoctorTav: Lester> Aaaargh!
(21:29:05) VAdmBlackthorne: :: sits down in the center seat and smiles at T'Kirr :: Report.
(21:29:37) EnsUrist: ::Is in engineering, wondering where his boss is.::
(21:29:57) LtJGAlexisWright: :: sitting at the SciOps station on the bridge, pointedly not thinking about the unopened letter from her father that she left in her quarters ::
(21:29:58) CdrTKirr: All crew on board and accounted for. Awaiting one last report from Engineering that our new engines are prepared to depart.
(21:30:04) DoctorTav: :: resets Lester's elbow ::
(21:30:13) DoctorTav: Lester> Ow ow ow!
(21:31:12) VAdmBlackthorne: Excellent!
(21:31:24) EnsignJohnTChance: Nora Perkins> :: Sits in Ten Forward at the bar looking between the outside window and the closed turbolift doors. She pushes a glass in a slow circle through a puddle of water on the bar and sighs. Suddenly, the turbolift doors part with a swoosh. She looks up and smiles. :: Chance! I was beginning to wonder if you were going to make it.
(21:32:12) DoctorTav: :: has a moment of compassion and thinks to himself about the wonderful medicine at his disposal that could dull some of Crewman Lester's pain... Then he thinks again about how stupid it was for Lester to turn off the safety systems. No, this is for a good cause. Tav resets Lester's right shoulder ::
(21:32:20) CdrTKirr: :: sits down next to Blackthorne :: As for having all of our bulkheads, the Starbase chief engineer assures me we do.
(21:32:24) DoctorTav: Lester> AyeayeayeayeAYE!
(21:32:39) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, let's hope he's right.
(21:33:04) EnsUrist: ::Makes the door panel outside main engineering look like this but more LCARSy ::
(21:33:06) EnsignJohnTChance: :: Saunters toward the bar :: Well, the science labs look like my Dad cleaned them, and there isn't a heck of a lot for a junior jet ensign to do. So I figured I'd sit here with you until somebody calls or wants something. Besides, I always like the streaky star lines out the window when we hit warp.
(21:33:16) DoctorTav: Alright, your arm is done.
(21:33:26) DoctorTav: Lester> Oh, thank God.
(21:33:35) DoctorTav: Now, onto your knee.
(21:33:44) CdrHarper: :: checking out the helm's new engine interfaces ::
(21:33:55) EnsUrist: ...
(21:34:33) EnsUrist: Random security guy passing the main engineering door> I DO, SIR!
(21:34:42) EnsignJohnTChance: Nora Perkins> :: Rolls her eyes :: Streaky star lines? Is that a descriptive phrase from the home planet?
(21:35:23) LtJGAlexisWright: All systems nominal and standing by.
(21:35:30) EnsUrist: ::Mumbles:: Well, I know the thing works, it probably won't kill us, and I've done due dilligence to chain of command...
(21:35:35) EnsignJohnTChance: Maybe. Sometimes I wonder why I bother coming down here to see you at all.
(21:35:54) EnsignJohnTChance: Nora Perkins> You love me and you know it, Mars.
(21:36:09) EnsUrist: ::Random enlisted engineers look around::
(21:36:35) CdrTKirr: :: waits ::
(21:36:59) EnsUrist: ... We are about to light this candle! If it starts making unusual smoke, tell me! If it makes unusual flames, tell me, then run! If you see me running, try to keep up! ANY QUESTIONS?
(21:37:28) EnsUrist: ::Random enlisted engineers look like their CEO just got sacked by the board and replaced by Emperor Norton.::
(21:37:48) EnsUrist: Stations! We're probably not doomed anyway!
(21:37:54) VAdmBlackthorne: :: punches the chair arm :: +Shipwide+ All hands, this is Admiral Blackthorne. We are about to test the first fully operational quantum slipstream drive to be installed aboard a Federation starship. History will be made.
(21:39:59) ColDougMcKnight [] entered the room.
(21:40:12) CdrTKirr: ( o.O )
(21:40:27) DoctorTav: :: looks Lester dead in the eye :: Hear that? I was planning to be in Ten Forward for the event, but :: pulls sharply at Lester's knee to reset the femur :: NO! :: Instead I am fixing you, for injuries you didn't need to incur. :: pulls again since the first tug wasn't enough ::
(21:40:32) ColDougMcKnight: (I am so sorry!)
(21:40:37) VAdmBlackthorne: (Hiya Mike)
(21:40:39) VAdmBlackthorne: +Shipwide+ Years of research and development, studies of foreign technologies, and the collective achievements of thousands of brilliant minds are now manifest aboard Atlantis.
(21:41:26) DoctorTav: Lester > :: screams in something that doesn't just approach agony ::
(21:41:58) VAdmBlackthorne: +Shipwide+ Do them all justice and let's make history. Blackthorne out.
(21:42:30) LtJGAlexisWright: :: sends final parameters for data gathering on the slipstream drive to the science teams on duty ::
(21:42:51) DoctorTav: So since I am here servicing your unnecessary injuries, I have to know, which one broke your femur?
(21:42:59) EnsUrist: +Bridge+ Main engineering to bridge, all systems ready, we think.
(21:43:07) DoctorTav: Lester > I... I don't remember.
(21:43:18) DoctorTav: So the slave girl. Got it.
(21:43:41) EnsignJohnTChance: :: taps his fingers on the bar :: No streaky lines. I wonder what the problem is?
(21:43:52) VAdmBlackthorne: +Engineering+ Acknowledged, Engineering. Stand by for launch.
(21:44:16) CdrTKirr: :: watches sensors on her little arm panel, because she really can't resist ::
(21:44:28) EnsignJohnTChance: Nora Perkins> Who cares? The bridge types are probably running around up there like chickens with no heads. Have a drink and chill.
(21:44:47) VAdmBlackthorne: :: Announces to the bridge :: All stations, give me a go or no-go for the launch.
(21:44:50) VAdmBlackthorne: Science?
(21:44:51) EnsignJohnTChance: I can't do that. Technically I'm on duty, even if there isn't anything for me to do.
(21:45:47) DoctorTav: :: pulls at Lester's knee again, this time successfully resetting the femur. :: With all the bones now reset, Tav hands the rest of Lester's care off to one of the nurses, and makes his way to a turbolift. Perhaps he can make it to a window before it all starts. ::
(21:46:07) LtJGAlexisWright: Standing by, Admiral.
(21:46:11) VAdmBlackthorne: Helm?
(21:46:11) EnsignJohnTChance: :: Places his fully functional albeit antique, communicator on the bar ::
(21:46:18) CdrHarper: Helm is go, Admiral.
(21:46:21) VAdmBlackthorne: Tactical?
(21:47:16) EnsignJohnTChance: Nora Perkins> :: eyes the communicator and frowns :: Fine. Don't have a drink.
(21:48:41) LtJGAlexisWright: :: blinks at a message coming from her science team down in main engineering :: +Chance+ Wright to Chance.
(21:49:19) EnsUrist: ((( ahhaha I had no idea chance was in engineering ))
(21:49:27) LtJGAlexisWright: (( he's not. Yet. ))
(21:49:34) EnsUrist: ((ah))
(21:49:35) DoctorTav: :: steps into a Turbolift when it arrives and sees Dr. Nolan coming down the hall :: Deck Ten :: The Turbolift doors close right after Nolan boards and the Turbolift is on its way. Tav looks at Nolan, knowing what is coming ::
(21:49:37) EnsignJohnTChance: Come on, babe, don't be like that. I'm kind of excited about this. I mean, a quantum slipstream engine? Wow. :: the communicator begins buzzing :: +Wright+ Chance here.
(21:49:38) ColDougMcKnight: Weapons stand ready at your command. And I've run three diagnostics on the deflector array. We're ready to fire it up according to the specs engineering sent up.
(21:49:51) LtJGAlexisWright: (( I shall deliver him unto you on a shiny platter to do with AS YOU WILL ))
(21:50:17) EnsUrist: ((two ensigns and an experimental drive core what could POSSIBLY GO WRONG))
(21:50:35) DoctorTav: Nolan> You know, a lot of that resetting is automated these days. We haven't actually had to reset bones except out in the field in the last... oh, two hundred years?
(21:50:45) VAdmBlackthorne: XO?
(21:50:57) LtJGAlexisWright: +Chance+ Team A is down with the instruments in main engineering ready to initiate data collection and are wondering when they can expect you to join them.
(21:52:02) CdrTKirr: Ready for departure.
(21:52:13) EnsignJohnTChance: +Wright+ On my way L.T.
(21:52:20) DoctorTav left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(21:52:23) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods :: Commander Harper, transfer to internal power and clear all moorings.
(21:52:43) DoctorTav1 [bryan@50.89.qt.vm] entered the room.
(21:52:55) LtJGAlexisWright: +Chance+ powerup is imminent, so get there 5 minutes ago if you can swing it. Wright out.
(21:53:06) DoctorTav1 is now known as DoctorTav
(21:53:07) CdrHarper: Aye sir. :: transfers power with the usual slight dip in the ambient hum, and then cuts loose the moorings ::
(21:53:13) EnsignJohnTChance: :: Looks over at Nora and smiles :: Sorry babe, duty calls.
(21:53:58) EnsignJohnTChance: Nora Perkins> And I was going to suggest we head down to the shuttle bay, find an empty shuttle craft and fool around, too.
(21:54:02) VAdmBlackthorne: Thrusters to spacedoors.
(21:54:04) DoctorTav: :: shrugs :: I needed the practice. Besides, the way he injured himself was stupid and completely unnecessary.
(21:54:16) CdrHarper: :: backs Atlantis out of her parking spot and turns toward the doors ::
(21:54:28) EnsignJohnTChance: :: Enters the turbolift as the door part :: Take a rain check, okay?
(21:54:41) DoctorTav: Nolan> Sir, it wasn't necessary.
(21:54:47) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis has a HUGE crowd gathered to watch the departure, all the windows overlooking the interior of Spacedock are full.
(21:56:21) CdrTKirr: :: stares off to the side, feeling the ship to see if she can sense anything different yet ::
(21:56:21) ColDougMcKnight: :: Frowns, unable to stop himself from wondering if all the people assembled are on the up and up. He'd certainly want agents of some service or other here if he were an enemy power. But his teams have scanned and re-scanned the relevant systems for sabotage FIVE times. ::
(21:56:35) DoctorTav: No, but he had it coming. :: exits the Turbolift at Deck Ten as the doors open, before Nolan can say another word. He walks to Ten Forward and works his way through the crowd to a spot closer to one of the windows, glad he was able to get into place before they had even left spacedock. ::
(21:56:55) ColDougMcKnight: This is going to make a pretty huge portion of our corner of the galaxy very unhappy.
(21:57:00) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> Atlantis clears the spacedoors, and Earth appears in majestic panorama beneath them. The exterior windows are just as full with onlookers.
(21:57:24) EnsUrist: ::Nervously turns wrenches attached to inconsequential bolts to appear busy and not OH GOD WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE::
(21:58:27) VAdmBlackthorne: Full impulse power.
(21:58:46) LtJGAlexisWright: :: checks in one more time with the science team in main engineering, signaling them to initiate data collection ::
(21:58:49) CdrHarper: Aye sir. :: throttles up the impulse engines toward the outer planets ::
(21:58:59) VAdmBlackthorne: Shields up.
(22:00:39) CdrTKirr: :: looks up at Wright a moment, then to the viewscreen in anticipation ::
(22:00:42) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods :: Shields are up at full power. Checking the field equations against established is finding no discrepancies exceeding the allowable margin.
(22:01:37) LtJGAlexisWright: :: glances back at T'Kirr, then McKnight beats her to it. Hesitation is bad, mkay ::
(22:01:53) EnsignJohnTChance: :: The doors part and Chance walks through them into main engineering. He stops to inspect the area. It is oddly familiar, but vaguely strange at the same time. The warp cores, cooling units, miles of conduits are all present. But they are somehow different. He frowns. Chance hated engineering before. Not just being there gives him the creeps. He looks around for his team. ::
(22:02:19) VAdmBlackthorne: Lt. Wright, keep a close eye on that phase variance. The autocompensator should keep it in line, but it's the metric that matters.
(22:02:32) VAdmBlackthorne: The deflector angle must remain precise.
(22:02:34) EnsUrist: (( The gigantic bronze octopus thing wrapped around the warp core gives it away dude :U ))
(22:03:05) LtJGAlexisWright: Aye, sir.
(22:03:39) VAdmBlackthorne: Commander Harper, set a course for Gencodia.
(22:03:49) CdrHarper: :: programs the slipstream computer ::
(22:04:14) LtJGAlexisWright: :: moves all other subsystems to a secondary monitor to devote her full attention to the phase variance and deflector ::
(22:04:30) VAdmBlackthorne: :: punches the chair button again :: +Shipwide+ All hands, prepare for slipstream flight.
(22:04:41) EnsUrist: :: :ohdear: ::
(22:04:51) EnsignJohnTChance: +Wright+ Chance here. I'm down in main engineering. Anything you want closely monitored more than anything else?
(22:04:58) LtLedaHarper [Talaith@67.41.oph.jmv] entered the room.
(22:04:58) VAdmBlackthorne: Engage slipstream drive in ten.
(22:05:00) VAdmBlackthorne: Nine
(22:05:03) VAdmBlackthorne: Eight.
(22:05:05) VAdmBlackthorne: Seven.
(22:05:14) CdrHarper: :: finger hovers over the big red button ::
(22:05:18) VAdmBlackthorne: Six.
(22:05:20) VAdmBlackthorne: Five.
(22:05:23) VAdmBlackthorne: Four.
(22:05:24) VAdmBlackthorne: Three.
(22:05:25) VAdmBlackthorne: Two.
(22:05:26) CdrTKirr: :: finds herself gripping the chair more tightly, subconsciously ::
(22:05:27) VAdmBlackthorne: One.
(22:05:29) VAdmBlackthorne: Punch it.
(22:05:42) CdrHarper: :: hits the button! :: Approaching slipstream velocity....
(22:05:57) EnsUrist: Giant Weird Looking Bronze Thing Attached To Warp Core> :TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT:
(22:06:25) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> A green tunnel through subspace becomes visible on the main viewer as Atlantis enters the slipstream.
(22:06:32) LtJGAlexisWright: ::ignores the massive data stream coming from the science team as it scrolls past on her tertiary monitor ::
(22:06:45) VAdmBlackthorne: Status?
(22:06:47) ColDougMcKnight: :: Carefully monitoring structural integrity, ready to starve weapons in favor of structural reinforcement if necessary. ::
(22:06:53) EnsignJohnTChance: :: Turns to the tooting sound :: And to think, I could have been in a shuttlecraft with a hot redhead. There's just no justice!
(22:07:01) ColDougMcKnight: Holding together just fine so far.
(22:07:05) LtJGAlexisWright: Visual data capture initiated. Phase variance within tolerance. Deflector angle secure.
(22:07:15) LtKuari: :: sits nervously to keep from running around the Security Office and going bananas ::
(22:07:25) VAdmBlackthorne: Go baby, go! :: smiles with pride ::
(22:08:06) LtLedaHarper left the room.
(22:08:24) EnsignJohnTChance: Nora Perkins> :: staring out the window in Ten Forward :: I'll be damned. They really are streaky lines, aren't they?
(22:09:20) EnsUrist: Giant Weird Looking Bronze Thing Attached To Warp Core> :TOOOOOOOOOOOOO*cough*OOOOOOOOT:
(22:10:26) VAdmBlackthorne: +Engineering+ Bridge to engineering, status?
(22:11:04) EnsUrist: +Bridge+ ((With loud TOOOOOT in background)) We're good!
(22:11:25) CdrTKirr: :: finds the sound...different ::
(22:12:18) ColDougMcKnight: :: :: Finds the sound familiar. And disconcerting. ::
(22:12:41) LtJGAlexisWright: :: sends a musical selection suggestion to the Admiral's screen ::
(22:13:04) VAdmBlackthorne: :: nods in satisfaction ::
(22:13:05) DoctorTav: :: watches in awe as the stars streak by ::
(22:13:41) VAdmBlackthorne: : gets the suggestion and puts it on, Queen's Princes of the Universe ::
(22:13:58) LtJGAlexisWright: :: revels ::
(22:14:58) CdrHarper: Approaching Gencodia, sir.
(22:15:24) LtJGAlexisWright: Phase variance remains within tolerance. Making minor deflector corrections.
(22:15:36) CdrTKirr: :: perks eyebrow ::
(22:15:37) VAdmBlackthorne: Stand by to disengage slipstream.
(22:15:54) VAdmBlackthorne: Bloody hell, it takes weeks to get to Gencodia by warp.
(22:16:02) ColDougMcKnight: :: Wonders why he suddenly wants to whip out a sword and kill everybody. ::
(22:17:08) ColDougMcKnight: :: Restrains a glower at Wright, forcibly reminding himself that she's more qualified for this kind of fine tuning, his station or not. ::
(22:18:23) ColDougMcKnight: (No offense taken out of character, of course! :))
(22:19:09) CdrHarper: Disengaging slipstream!
(22:19:18) LtJGAlexisWright: (I just does what the Admiral tells me, boss! =o )
(22:19:48) EnsUrist: ::Pushes a red button on a panel. Wishes there was a giant knife switch instead.::
(22:20:11) VAdmBlackthorne: ACTION> The swirly green thing dissipates.
(22:20:21) CdrHarper: We have returned to normal space.
(22:20:24) CdrHarper: Our position is....
(22:20:25) EnsUrist: +Bridge+ Engineering to bridge. We're not dead!\
(22:20:30) LtJGAlexisWright: MUSIC> "I am immortal, I have inside me blood of kings! I have no rival, no man can be my equal!"
(22:20:44) CdrHarper: One point two light years from Gencodia.
(22:21:13) CdrTKirr: :: takes stock of the readings coming in from Wright's terminal as the sensors race to catch up with their new location ::
(22:21:21) VAdmBlackthorne: Well, the accuracy could be refined a bit more, but at that velocity, off by a light year isn't bad.
(22:21:51) LtJGAlexisWright: +Chance+ Team A, we have returned to normal space. Halt primary data collection and transmit to main lab for analysis.
(22:22:11) ColDougMcKnight: :: Mutters under his breath, annoyed that his specialized instincts are at odds with sharing the general excitement. :: It's TOO good.
(22:22:26) VAdmBlackthorne: What's the matter, Colonel? We just made history.
(22:23:04) ColDougMcKnight: I know, sir. It's spectacular. It'll change everything.
(22:23:30) LtJGAlexisWright: :: fades music down to a background level ::
(22:23:45) CdrTKirr: :: gazes at McKnight ::
(22:24:14) VAdmBlackthorne: +Shipwide+ Congratulations on a successful test flight! In a jump as significant as Cochrane's first warp flight, we've taken a journey of weeks down to fifteen minutes.
(22:24:47) ColDougMcKnight: :: Drums his fingers on his console. ::
(22:25:22) DoctorTav: :: joins the cheer in Ten Forward ::
(22:25:30) LtJGAlexisWright: Long-range sensors confirm our location with known navigational data.
(22:26:00) VAdmBlackthorne: Kate, take us to Gencodia under conventional warp.
(22:26:11) CdrHarper: Aye sir. :: sets a course and engages the usual engines ::
(22:26:32) VAdmBlackthorne: All departments, gather all relevant data from the flight and capture for analysis.
(22:28:31) LtJGAlexisWright: Main science lab is ready to receive any and all data for analysis. Please flag any priority data and indicate requested turnaround time and we'll do our best to accomodate.
(22:28:59) VAdmBlackthorne: +Engineering+ Bridge to engineering, capture everything from that flight for analysis.
(22:29:33) LtJGAlexisWright: :: transmits the visual capture down to the lab as well ::
(22:29:48) LtJGAlexisWright: +Chance+ Wright to Chance.
(22:29:52) CdrHarper: Arriving at Gencodia.
(22:29:56) VAdmBlackthorne: Standard orbit.
(22:30:09) ColDougMcKnight: Well, I can tell you right now that structural stress was minimal. But that was anticipated, so long as the tunnel remained stable.
(22:30:29) VAdmBlackthorne: We've spent 15 years trying to keep that tunnel stable.
(22:30:51) ColDougMcKnight: :: Nods ::
(22:31:45) VAdmBlackthorne: :: turns to T'Kirr :: Let our scientist passengers know that we've arrived and they can beam down.
(22:32:05) CdrTKirr: :: nods subtly and comms them ::
(22:34:12) EnsignJohnTChance: +Wright+ What?
(22:34:56) LtJGAlexisWright: ... :: blink ::
(22:36:03) ColDougMcKnight: :: Narrows his eyes in the direction of Wright's comm badge as he overhears that. ::
(22:36:16) LtJGAlexisWright: +Chance+ Excuse me, Ensign, I think your communicator may be malfunctioning. Please re-transmit.
(22:36:31) CdrTKirr: The science passengers have beamed down, Admiral.
(22:38:07) VAdmBlackthorne: Our mission is complete then.
(22:38:08) EnsignJohnTChance: +Wright+ Ensign Chance standing by. What's your pleasure, Lieutenant? What can I and my team of lowly minions do for you?
(22:38:12) LtJGAlexisWright: :: gets an alarm from her long-range scanners :: Admiral, we may want to retrieve the scientist for safety purposes. Scanners are starting to pick up some major inconsistencies at maximum range and I'd like to get them back aboard until we're sure.
(22:38:50) VAdmBlackthorne: The scientists are staying here.
(22:40:09) EnsignJohnTChance left the room.
(22:40:10) LtJGAlexisWright: One of the planets out in uncharted space is coming back with a dramatically different signature than our previous scans, but I can't give you any more detail from this range. How shall I proceed, sir?
(22:40:38) VAdmBlackthorne: Hm, that may be worth investigating.
(22:41:41) CdrTKirr: :: frowns and looks to her less-detailed screen at the scans, curious ::
(22:43:06) LtJGAlexisWright: We'll either need to get in a little closer or launch a probe as a bridge. The probe would be an imperfect solution, but it might get us more information than we have now.
(22:43:47) VAdmBlackthorne: We can let the standard engines carry this one while the slipstream data is analyzed.
(22:44:26) VAdmBlackthorne: Feed the coordinates to the helm.
(22:44:31) LtJGAlexisWright: Aye, sir. Transmitting to helm.
(22:44:55) VAdmBlackthorne: Warp six.
(22:45:05) CdrHarper: Got them, setting a course. :: engages at warp six ::
(22:47:44) VAdmBlackthorne: :: looks to Wright :: Resolution should clear up soon, I imagine.
(22:49:31) LtJGAlexisWright: Aye, sir, just waiting for the data. I'll put the image on-screen and it will resolve progressively as we get into better range.
(22:50:50) LtJGAlexisWright: :: puts the image on-screen, currently displaying a vaguely blurry and non-descript planet :: Since the surrounding space is uncharted, we're having to gather gravometric and astrometric data as well.
(22:53:06) VAdmBlackthorne: All spare power to sensors.
(22:55:20) LtJGAlexisWright: :: the image begins to resolve rapidly, showing a planet roughly the color and texture of a peat bog with poorly organized weather systems oozing slowly in the thick atmosphere ::
(22:56:34) VAdmBlackthorne: Ah, a vacation planet.
(22:56:51) LtJGAlexisWright: Sensors indicate signs of past animal life and possible settlements, but scans for life signs are coming back negative save for a smattering of microbial life here and there.
(22:57:25) ColDougMcKnight: I like it okay.
(22:57:33) VAdmBlackthorne: (Three minute warning)
(22:57:42) VAdmBlackthorne: What's different now than from our first scan?
(22:59:12) LtJGAlexisWright: Well... our previous scans indicated that this was a Class M planet.
(22:59:55) LtJGAlexisWright: An inhabited Class M planet, complex lifeforms. Now.. no trace.
(23:00:13) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:15) VAdmBlackthorne: PAUSE SIM
(23:00:16) VAdmBlackthorne: "PAUSE SIM
(23:00:20) CdrTKirr: :: pauses ::
(23:00:22) VAdmBlackthorne: dunh dunh DUNH
(23:00:23) LtJGAlexisWright: ||
(23:00:43) EnsUrist: GLOBAL WARMING
(23:00:51) DoctorTav: :: pauses ::
(23:01:25) LtKuari left the room.
(23:01:33) LtJGAlexisWright: They turned the whole planet into a glue factor, you see.
(23:01:53) LtJGAlexisWright: Planet Express will be coming to scoop up glue. Factory. With a Y.
(23:01:58) VAdmBlackthorne: Alright, we're back in the saddle again! New engines, gleaming shiny clean ship, and a mystery to solve!
(23:02:30) LtJGAlexisWright: A gross muddy-looking and probably smelly mystery though, I hope you Turtle Waxed the ship
(23:02:43) VAdmBlackthorne: But.. it's all clean...
(23:02:44) VAdmBlackthorne: :(
(23:03:02) DoctorTav: If you shoot it, does it move?
(23:03:26) DoctorTav: The planet, I mean
(23:03:42) EnsUrist: let's tow it back
(23:03:49) LtJGAlexisWright: I dunno. You should try it. It probably won't explode much.
(23:04:23) CdrTKirr: Much?
(23:04:37) LtJGAlexisWright: Technical term.
(23:05:05) CdrTKirr: I miss Percy. =/
(23:05:11) LtJGAlexisWright: +1
(23:05:21) VAdmBlackthorne: Yeah, when do we get our Percy back?
(23:06:45) ColDougMcKnight: Sorry, distracted. She just got home.
(23:06:50) EnsUrist: ><
(23:07:46) CdrTKirr: Night all, see you next week as we delve further into the mystery ^_^
(23:07:49) CdrTKirr left the room.
(23:08:04) LtJGAlexisWright: G'night! ^_^
(23:08:10) LtJGAlexisWright left the room (quit: Quit: ajax IRC Client).
(23:08:39) DoctorTav left the room.
(23:09:00) VAdmBlackthorne: G'night all!