A short story from
T Is for Time Travel
A parody story featuring a futuristic starship facing timeloop problems while on a mission in space.
The Captain: His experience is a match only to his misuse of obscure Shakespeare quotes.
First Officer: A broad-shouldered, bearded man, who has no patience for rookie mistakes.
Science Officer: A half-human half-alien from Molten V. She can only speak when asked a direct question.
Chief Engineer: Knows all about Timeshards and single malt scotch.
Helm Officer: Quick to get the ship (and himself) out of trouble.
Species Resources Officer: She is super empathic to crew members, as long as you fill out the right HR form.
Tactical Officer: He was born deaf, until the USSE developed the HESOR.
Our unsung hero faces the biggest dilema of them all:
"Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of predictable fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of loops
And by opposing end them."
"The USS Enterprise-D is in dire straits, with the starboard warp nacelle having suffered extreme damage from an impact. As casualty reports flood in and the ship's systems start failing, Commander Riker orders all hands to proceed to escape pods as La Forge tries desperately to shut down the warp engines. At that moment, the nacelle completely blows out, sending the Enterprise into a helpless spin. Data reports that the engine shutdown failed, ejection systems are off-line, and a warp core breach is imminent. As a fire engulfs the bridge, Captain Picard orders all hands to abandon ship. Alas, it is too late, as the Enterprise explodes, killing everybody aboard."
– Memory Alpha