The shuttle

A story where Data and La Forge go through a wormhole expecting to return to a different location a couple light years from the Enterprise. This worm hole apparently was made by Romulan tech and somehow it landed in the hands of some other alien species. They didn't land where they expected originally. The wormhole brought them to Earth. In Miami, Florida. 2016. In a reality where they are mere works of fiction. Only thing they have to figure out is getting back to their time!


17. To pilot a shuttle

..March 1st, 2016...4:30 PM...

...Miami, Florida...Warehouse hangar...

"The way I see it," Data said, sitting alongside Shatner as the driver. "You are useful."

"How?" Shatner asks.

"Watch how I pilot the shuttle," Data said. "You can be our driver."

"What about the Romulans?" Shatner asks, curious.

Data looks over to the chronostasis pods.

"They are already inside," Data said. "And will be taken to our Earth. We have promised their safety in exchange to getting home."

"The Enterprise really is your home," Shatner said.

"It is," Data said. "I have served Star Fleet for twenty some years and lost my head for 4 centuries serving the Enterprise."

Shatner laughs.

"That was a amusing episode," Shatner said. "With the head part."

"I understand how it is amusing," Data said. "There is a phrase in my memory banks 'lost your head'.

"Figure of speech," Shatner said.

"I know that now," Data said. "My friends would surely miss me if I were to pass or be deactivated."

"Deactivated..." Shatner said.

"Yes," Data said. "Being deactivated is a lot like death to me."

"I am sure you have a soul," Shatner said. "And I am sure when death comes; you're going where all people go."

"Heaven," Data said.

Shatner nods.

"Yes," Shatner said.

"That's where Nimoy is," Data said.

"He is," Shatner said. "He was my greatest, and closest friend."

Shatner lowers his head down.

"How do we explain your arrival to the Enterprise?" Data asks.

Shatner looks up.

"I have an idea, and I won't like it," Shatner said.

"What is it?" Data asks, raising a brow.

"I will pretend to be Kirk," Shatner said. "Say I am his alternate counterpart or he survived somehow and wants to visit Spock before he catches up with..."

"Scotty lives in my world," Data adds.

"Scotty?" Shatner said. "Dang, his character lives on longer than Kirk."

Data does his best laugh.

"Nice joke," Data said.

"We have a good idea how this will go," Shatner said.

"La Forge to Data," La Forge said. "The machine has been launched."

Data opens the door.

"Get on," Data said. "Before I go under cloak mode."

Here's to learning how to pilot a shuttle!

It felt so surreal to be watching an Android who teaches an actor how to pilot a shuttle. For years Shatner grew adjusted to the prop that was never used on occasions up until the end of Star Trek until there were the movies. Oh god, the movies where he returned to stardom. If it wasn't for Star Trek then Shatner wouldn't be so iconic. He was the first Captain of the Enterprise in the eyes of the world.

Now here he is seeing a moving screen and the shuttle lifting off.

Shatner had to learn quick.

"It feels like I am on a train," Patrick said. "Except it is a smooth ride."

La Forge snickers.

"Everything is smooth, up until we get shot at," La Forge said.

The shuttle becomes cloaked and flies off.

"Don't remind me," Patrick said.

The worm hole machine, currently cloaked, is flying off into outer space.

"Filming must have been absurd," La Forge said, sitting across from Patrick.

"Look up silly set pictures for Star Trek: TNG without effects," Patrick said. "We looked silly in reality."

However, the machine cannot be detected by normal radar.


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