SBK Historical Document 4: Who's On First--Part 7

[50 Years after the TARDIS Crash - 400 Years Before Starbase Karma - Planet Nexar]

"General!!! General, we did it. We found the last piece of the TARDIS. As soon as it's installed we can go home," Shouted an old man with a distinctive eye brows he liked to refer to as 'Attack eye brows'. He grabbed his sonic screwdriver and began work on the final steps of repairing the TARDIS.

Loud clanking foot steps came around the corner that appeared to be mostly a Cyberman with a Klingon head that had the Cyberman head bar going over his head and he sported an eye patch, "Hurry Doctor, enemy forces are inbound."

"Keep your... Cyber pants on Krothos. I'm going as fast as I can," The Doctor snapped with an angry Scottish accent.

"I'll hold them off as best I can. That should buy you a bit more time," the Cyber-General Krothos replied as he went back to his post to secure their compound.

"I will keep my word. I will fix you. It'll be as if we never met. Too bad, I was growing attached to this face. Oh well, I'll get it again when I regenerate," The Doctor went back to work as Krothos went to hold off their attackers.

Krothos tracked an enemy ground vehicle that appeared to be an equivalent of a World War 2 era jeep approaching the compound and took aim, waiting for it to come with-in firing range. Once it did he opened fire with the laser cannon in his wrist, destroying the vehicle as he chanted in his gruffy Klingon battle yell, "Delete, Delete, Delete! One down Doctor, but more are coming."

"One more minute," yelled the Doctor.

"We don't have a minute," Krothos yelled as more jeeps approached. He again started blasting away at them, "Delete, Delete, Delete DELETE..."

An enemy tank rolled up the hill outside their compound and fired a round, putting a big hole in their roof. The building shook and debris of steel and concrete like substances rained down inside the compound.

"Got it," The Doctor yelled as the TARDIS came to life. Krothos bolted back to the TARDIS, stopping to set the compound's auto destruct on the way. The Doctor asked, "Why'd you do that?"

"What are you worried about? We're not going to need the place anymore," Krothos replied.

The Doctor shrugged his shoulders, "You've got a point. One minor stipulation though. It's not in as good a shape as I'd hope. We'll have to go back to Starbase Karma for more repairs before I can fix everything. With their more advanced technology of this backwards rock the repairs will be more effective."

"The Starbase Karma crew can't see me like this," Krothos yelled.

"I know, I know, I promised. But unfortunately there is no other way, we need their help. If they're... IDIC holds up I'm sure it'll be fine," The Doctor said as he simply hit the 'Previous Location' button on the TARDIS and she jumped back into the Time and Space vortex heading back to where he took Krothos from. He added, "I'll aim for the moment we left. With any luck they'll never notice you were gone."

Krothos presented his hand up and down his mostly Cyberman body, "I think they'll notice."

The TARDIS landed in Starbase Karma Operations, the same spot they left from half the day ago. The Doctor that's different from the one that left and a mostly Cyberman Krothos with an eye-patch on his still mostly Klingon head stepped out of the TARDIS to the Starbase Karma crew halted in place staring at them. By the looks of things the search for Krothos had been underway for hours.

Krothos looked to the Doctor, "The exact moment, huh? Told you so."

"Ok, ok. It's like Darts, you can't expect me to hit the bullseye everytime," The Doctor muttered back. He announced to the Starbase Karma Operations crew, "Greetings, I'm the Doctor. And this... this is your General Krothos... more or less." He looked at Krothos and shrugged, "Ok, less. The point is we're back. But we need your help to fix things." Sparks shot out of the TARDIS doors and the Doctor added, "And repairs..."
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SBK Historical Document 4--Who's On First Part 5

This section written by Joy Jones, Tina Whitehair, and Michelle Turchiano

Tay was lost in thought after her examination and talking with Sil. Just thinking about the jumbled memories in her mind made her head hurt. None of them made any sense. She remembered fight with Sil about something, something that seemed important at the time, but now. She shook her head.

She looked up when she heard a familiar voice. Another voice she missed but wasn’t sure for how long. Sil said the last time Tay saw any of them was about three days ago, but it felt like years.

“T’Ani,” she whispered.

The Vulcan woman stepped up to the biobed and took her friend’s hand. “How are you feeling?”
“A little confused to be honest,” Tay replied. “Kahless, I can’t, for the life of me remember anything and whenever I try my head feels ready to explode with my jumbled memories.”

Concern shone in T’Ani’s eyes as she listened to her friend. “Perhaps you should not try so hard just yet. You seem to have been through some sort of ordeal and it might be best to get some rest before we proceed.”

She paused a moment before she sighed, “Maybe when you are feeling up to it, we can try a mind meld and then hopefully your memories will have a smoother flow and not be so overwhelming.”

Tay grabbed her friend’s hand when another memory assaulted her. T’Ani was upset about something... upset with Tay. She didn’t like the feeling of those memories. “I want to do it now, T.”

T’Ani sighed, “I’m not sure that is the best idea, Tay. I want to help you, but not at your expense.”

“Please, I need to,” she replied. “You know I don’t normally ask for help, but something is wrong. Everything is wrong and I can’t stand not being able to figure it out!”

T’Ani was quiet for a few moments as she contemplated what to do. Finally, she relented, “All right, but on one condition. If I sense that you are getting too upset or that you are pushing, I’m stopping it. Understood?”

Tay nodded. “I understand. Um, maybe we should see if Sil wants to be here?”

T’Ani replied, “That was my next move. I would not feel comfortable with proceeding without at least speaking to her first. We’ve all been through a lot and there is a lot currently going on.”

“Right. Did she tell you that this guy who disappeared with Krothos... I think I’ve seen him before.”

T’Ani shook her head, “I haven’t had much of a chance to speak with her yet. Not in depth anyways. So, you do have some memories then...they are just not in order?”

“A little, but none of them make any sense. I remember yelling at Sil, a maze of underground caverns, cold, painsticks, and a blue box. I even remember someone from Starfleet telling me to find Sil and...” Tay paused before taking a breath. “And kill her.”

Upon hearing the last, T’Ani took a step back from the biobed. “Did someone in particular give that order?”

“I--I don’t know. That’s all I can remember. I think I was sent to Rura Penthe because I refused,” Tay said, eyes wide.

T’Ani composed herself and stepped forward again and reassuringly stated, “That’s all right. Forgive me, I was pressing. Can I get you anything?”

Tay was about to say no but her stomach growled. “Well,” she said, blushing. “I guess so.”

T’Ani laughed softly, “I think I remember your favorites. I’ll go grab you something and see if I can find Sil as well. In the meantime...”

She looked around to make sure no one was looking and reached into one of the medical storage cabinets and beamed and she tossed the twinkie to her friend. “You never know when there might be an emergency.”

Tay laughed, accepting the treat. “Thank you! I do enjoy a twinkie. Although if my father ever heard me say that...”

T’Ani grinned, “He’ll never hear it from any of us, rest assured.”

She was heading for the door when she turned back, “ is good to see you. I know you don’t feel it right now, but you seem more like yourself than you did before you left.”

Tay wasn’t sure how to respond to that because she couldn’t remember how she acted before she left. It couldn’t have been good considering the fact that she was yelling at Sil for some reason. But why had she been? She always said she would follow Sil to Sto-Vo-Kor and back.

T’Ani made her way quietly through the corridor, wondering what all her friend had seen since she’d been gone and what could have happened to her that would have messed with her memory. She headed to the mess hall to get some things for Tay to eat and then set out to find Sil. They needed answers, not only to what had happened to Tay but also to Krothos and it seemed their friend held the key.

Sil looked up from her desk when the door buzzer went. "Come."

T’Ani walked into the office and offered a smile, “How are you holding up?”

Sil smiled. “I feel better now that Aquila is on the way. Did you find anything new?”

She sighed, “Not yet. I’m actually here because I wanted to speak with you about Tay.”

Sil turned her monitor off and looked at her seriously. “Okay.”

T’Ani nodded, “I’m actually headed back there now, bringing her something to eat. She’s...asked me to mind meld with her to help her remember. I thought she should take some recovery time first, but she’s being very insistent. I thought if we did move forward with this, you would want to be there.”

Sil stood up. “I’ll do whatever I can to help. Let’s go.”

The two swiftly headed back and T’Ani noted the look of relief on Tay’s face when they entered the room. “I picked out some of your favorites.”

Tay smiled at her friend. “Thanks, T. It looks good,” she said then looked over at Sil. “I know you probably think this is a bad idea but I need to know what happened to me. I need to know why someone ordered me to kill you!”

“Kill me?” Sil’s brows lifted. “That’s rather dramatic, isn’t it?”

“Maybe, but that’s one of the flashes of memories I keep getting. I think it was an order from someone in Starfleet.”

Sil glanced at T’Ani and frowned. “I could have understood that before--but this is a new timeline. Did you know that, Tay?”

Tay was silent for a moment. She shook her head in confusion. “No, I didn’t... How the hell did we end up in a new timeline?”

“’s a long story. But, as you are feeling better and start moving around the ‘base, you’ll notice some people that were gone never left--and others never came. In any case, it would be important to know from what timeline that order came.”

T’Ani looked at Tay. “Anytime you’re ready. You just let me know.”

She was glad that as they had talked, her friend had been eating. She didn’t like the thought of her being any more vulnerable than she already seemed once they started this.

“Lets do this, T,” Tay said. “Maybe we can even figure out what timeline I was in through the meld.”

T’Ani nodded and with a look at Sil, she stepped forward. The two had melded enough times before that she didn’t need to explain what would happen next, but she did say, “I need you to just be calm. If your memories are as jumbled as you say, you’re going to need to give me more control than you’d probably like.”

“I trust you,” Tay replied with a nod taking several calming breaths. “Okay.”

T’Ani took a deep breath of her own and closed her eyes as she gently eased them into the meld. She could feel the pull of resistance and said her friend’s name aloud. This seemed to remind her and the feeling eased. Just...take your time.

Tay was able to let her mind flow. She saw an argument with Sil and she knew that what she said to her friend was horrible and Tay really hadn’t meant it. She realized she had been jealous of T’Ani and the fact that she had been able to be with Paval and Tay had never been able to be with Trip more than once.

She knew she had grown since then and she would be apologizing to both women once this was over. Tay suddenly saw herself in Starfleet Headquarters. She had been so angry but the moment she stepped up to Admiral Maxim and he told her she was going have to kill Sil she shook her head.

That’s when he ordered her to be sent to Rura Penthe. The next memory took her through mines and caverns. She was shivering and defied each one of her guards. They zapped her with painsticks but she defied them again and again.

The man in the Blue Box appeared one night. He said he was called The Doctor and he had to save her because she was in the wrong place and the wrong time. In a flash he returned her to a shuttlecraft and sent her back to Starbase Karma.

Slowly, T’Ani started untangling their thoughts and sending out reassuring vibes. Once she was finished, both took a moment before opening their eyes, as they regained their senses. “Are you all right?"

“I... I don’t really know,” she replied with a frown. Those memories were not what she expected but now that she had them all she could do was remember everything in full detail. She thought dealing with painsticks would be worse but it was actually her fight with Sil.

Watching her friend’s face, she could guess what it was that was going through her mind. She looked to Sil and then back at Tay, “Would you like for me to leave for a few moments?”

“If you don’t mind, T,” she replied, taking her friends hand. “Thank you.”

The Vulcan woman smiled, “You’re welcome.” She then looked to Sil, “I am going to get back to work on our little mystery here. I’ll see you both later.”

As Sildya turned back to see Tay’s anxious expression, she found that above all she wanted to reassure the young woman that the past was the past--something that often felt uncertain here on SBK, for all of them!

“Tay,” she took her hand. “Please don’t worry. I was hurt, terribly hurt, by what you said to me that day. But in the end I think we all learned something. Some of my very best friends formed lifelong relationships with me because they were able to be upset with me. I’m just glad you’re back and that now we know Admiral Maxim was the person who gave you the order you refused and sent you away. As for T’Ani...I hope you don’t feel jealous any more. Everyone’s path is different. We all serve Time in our own way.”

It took a minute for Tay to compose her thoughts. Once she did she looked at Sil and smiled. “This meld has been an eye opener for me. I am very upset at what I said and how I felt. It may take some time to forgive myself, but I know I can since you have. We’ll figure this out together, just as we always have.”
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SBK Historical Document 4--Who's On First Part 4

This section written by seramercury/Taylor Anderson

Hey everyone! I'm back! I know you all missed me. This is just Tay's come back so it's not very long. I hope you enjoy it. :)

Sil was still looking over the readouts when several blips sounded. She glanced over at Shadow, who was at Ops. A small shuttlecraft was heading towards them. “Any attempts to hail them are being ignored,” Shadow told her.

Scanning the shuttle she noticed a familiar life sign… half Klingon, half Human. “Tay…” was her first thought. The timeline had change so it was a possibility. The young woman never reappeared on Karma like Sil hoped she had. Despite her anger, she knew Tay still cared about all of them. Sil knew she still cared about Tay.

“Let’s tractor that shuttle in,” she said. “It’s possible the person is injured. Let Sickbay know and have Security meet me there.”

“Aye, Sir!”


Tay woke up in confusion and pain. All her memories were a jumbled mess. She remembered yelling at Sil then she was at Starfleet and they wanted her to go undercover, something about trying to capture Sil. After that she remembered being constantly cold, caverns, and pain sticks. Then there was a bright blue box and a loud whooshing noise and a man wearing a bowtie.

Looking around the only person she saw was her Deltan friend. Tay didn’t know if she should try to arrest her or ask for forgiveness. The problem was she didn’t know what she would be arresting Sil or asking forgiveness for.

“Tay,” Sil said, taking her hand.

“Sil, I… what happened?”

Her friend frowned. “You don’t remember?”

“No,” Tay replied. “My memories… I don’t know what to believe. I think… I think I was on Rura Penthe.”

Sil shook her head. “That’s impossible! Surely I would have heard about that.”

“I can’t be certain what’s real and what isn’t,” Taylor said. She looked down at her hands. “If I yelled at you for something, I’m sorry. I can’t… I don’t even know what it could have been for.”

“Well let’s not worry about it right now. We have a missing crewman and others seem to have been inhaling some sort of hallucinogen.”

Tay nodded. “Who’s missing?”

“Brigidier General Krothos. Supposedly, according the Alpha shift, a man in a blue police call box and wearing a bowtie appeared on the bridge.”

“Wait. Did you say blue box and bowtie?”

Sil stared at Tay for a minute. “Yes. Why do you know him?”

“I don’t… It’s just something I remembered. I don’t know who he is or where he came from. I think… I think he saved me from Rura Penthe.”

Historical Documents 4, Part 1

General Krothos was racking his brain on the unknown minor temporal anomaly that their temporal scanners couldn't identify in the early 21st century Earth. He had command of Starbase Operations on the night shift as he stared at the console. Engineering had checked it out, it was working properly. There were no anomalies that would interfere with their scans, so he should be getting a clear view of what was going on. His theory was that the Timefleet even further in the future must have been jamming Starbase Karama's temporal sensors of this time from seeing an operation they were running in the early 21st century Earth.
The Starbase's red alert klaxons started sounding as Krothos heard an odd loud humming sound getting louder, quieter, louder, quieter, louder, quieter and so forth as a blue rectangular box faded into existence 10 feet from where Krothos was sitting as he shot up out of his seat. It had a flashing blue light on the top and it read, 'Police Phone Box.' Krothos barked as he tapped his communicator, “Intruder alert in Operations.”
“Blimey,” said a thin man in a light brown suit jacket with a pink shirt and a maroon bow tie and dark slacks topped off with a red fez hat. He pulled out a device not much bigger then a writing utensil from his inner jacket pocket. He waved it around as it made winding sounds. He looked at Krothos' angered face, “Your a Klingon... This is impossible. How did-”
“HOW DID YOU GET IN HERE?” Krothos roared, angry his security had been breached.
“Yes, exactly, thank you,” the man replied. He added, “By the way, “I'm The Doctor.”
“Dr. Who?” asked Krothos annoyed.
“No, just The Doctor. Who's on first,” The Doctor chuckled to himself.
Krothos grew impatient and grabbed The Doctor by the collars of his jacket, squeezing the jacket around his neck, “How did you get here?”
The Doctor used the sonic screwdriver above Krothos' ridges and caused him to get an excruciating headache. Krothos released The Doctor to grab at his head. The Doctor bolted back into the TARDIS and it's humming started up again.
“No you don't,” Krothos regained his composure and charged at the TARDIS. He jumped on it and gripped onto the flashing blue light on the top as Starbase Karma's operations room disappeared around them and they flew into a vortex of twirling clouds and lighting strikes. He clung onto the TARDIS for dear life. When a bolt struck him he jolted and the blue flashing light broke off in Krothos' hand. He fell off the TARDIS and into the clouds of the vortex. He popped out onto a planet and tumbled several meters across the surface, falling unconscious with the broken piece of the TARDIS in his hand.

Meanwhile sparks jetted out the center console of the TARDIS command center as it shook violently as it too fell out of the vortex and crash landed. The Doctor searched the rubble that was his TARDIS for his sonic screwdriver that went missing in the crash. Before he could find it he heard the engines of the planet's inhabitants military vehicles equivalent of 1950's Earth technology. The Doctor climbed out of the wreckage and abandoned the TARDIS to elude capture. If only he had his sonic screwdriver and the missing piece he could repair her. He ran for cover and watched from afar as the planet's military took custody of his ship. And without his Timelord technology for the first time he was helpless to stop them.

Meanwhile back on Starbase Karma, Lt. Jordan watched in shock as their Security Chief disappeared with the blue box. He scanned time and space trying to find Krothos and tapped his communicator, “Lt. Jordan to Admiral Fangali-Bast, you're needed in Operations...”
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Einstein's Warp Proved

Science Saturday: Einstein’s Warp Proved  May 7, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Science/Technology , trackback

This week Science Saturday reports how Einstein was right, again. In addition this week brought the first hint that the US is considering teaming up with China to go to Mars, DARPA began looking for input on man’s first interstellar starship, and a common ancestor to humans and Neanderthals has been identified. All that plus a $25 computer, a cool nebula image and the VSS Enterprise took another step to space.


Probe proves Einstein’s theory of warped space-time

This week a team from Stanford University announced what they are calling an "epic result," having confirmed Albert Einstein’s theory that space is warped. NASA’s Gravity Probe B mission detected "a slight sag and an even slighter twist in space-time. This finding confirms aspects of Einstein’s general theory of gravity and relativity and predictions including black holes and an expanding universe. "Imagine the Earth as if it were immersed in honey. As the planet rotates, the honey around it would swirl, and it’s the same with space and time," explained Stanford’s Francis Everitt. The discovery is said to have long-term impact on the work of theoretical physics (and maybe creating Star Trek’s warp drive?). The NASA animation below shows how Gravity Probe B and its onboard gyroscope were used to prove Einstein’s theory.

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So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish!

Well, it's 5pm so this is the end of the Mini-Blogathon for the Australian Flood Victims. I hope you've been entertained and have donated towards this worthy cause. It's been a pleasure to be one of your Bloggers this lovely winter afternoon. Stay safe, stay warm, and stay as wonderful as you are!

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Food & Such

Got back home a few minutes ago, and am currently watching a DVR'd episode of a Food Network show that I enjoy, Aarti Party. Aarti was the winner of the most recent Next Food Network Star. She's really adorable. She is of Indian ancestry, and has a wonderful British accent. She is young and vibrant, and loves to wear bold colors and cook bold food. Right now she is demonstrating how to make a Beef Vindaloo, and will be making a cucumber & golden raisin raita as well.

I rarely want to make the dishes she makes, as I'm not really into Indian food, but every now and then she cooks something that inspires me, like a pumpkin oatmeal that she made a few weeks ago, which I made for breakfast a few days later. Mmmm, delicious!

Of course, when she was cooking her oatmeal it didn't bubble over the pot like mine did when I made the mistake of turning my back to get a mug out of the dishwasher, but then again I'm not a food network star, LOL.

So what TV shows inspire you?

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Productivity for the win!

* Got my car's oil changed.
* Picked up some new sports bras and socks, plus a new battery for our smoke alarm while waiting for my car.
* Got caffeinated.
* Got the turn signal bulb my husband needed.
* Posted here every 30 minutes from my phone - isn't technology wonderful?
* Heading home to enjoy my beverage and play around on Facebook.
* This evening we will be going to see The Green Hornet. It's been getting pretty good buzz, from what I hear.

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