The bridge shook violently, and one of the computer terminals at the back of the room erupted in a fountain of sparks.
“Shields are offline! Weapons offline! Engines offline!” Operations officer Langford could barely keep up with the list of system failures appearing on his screen. “Coolant leak on deck fifteen. We’re leaking plasma!”
On the opposite side of the bridge, Ensign Yamasaki was keeping track of the enemy ship’s movements. “Sir, they’re coming around for another pass.”
“Dammit!” Captain Kwon clenched his fist and brought it down hard against the padded armrest of his command chair. He was staring defeat in the face, and he knew it. He was out of options… or was he?
If ever there was a time for drastic actions this was it. “There’s only one thing for it,” announced Kwon. “Everybody form a prayer circle!”
OK, so I’m obviously having a laugh with this one, but I’m curious to see if anybody can think of a good science-fictional explanation for Captain Kwon’s unusual command.
How would you continue this story? Let us know in the comments below.
Written by Mark Ball.
Image by James Clyne (USS Kelvin concept art for Star Trek 2009)