“So, before you were on the Charge,” Franky said. “What were you doing?”
“We were exploring this starship, most of who consisted of me, Worf, the captain, Riker, and Data.” Geordi said.
Franky tilted his head.
“But doesn’t the landing party in your era exclude the captain?” Franky asked.
“Well . . .” Geordi said. “I don’t know what exactly intrigued the captain but I was ordered to go because . . .” Geordi turned his head up toward Franky. “All I know is that it had my combadge on it.”
Franky turned his attention to the panels.
“Interesting,” Franky said. “It seems you are in a time vortex, Mr La Forge.”
“Time. . . Vortex?” Geordi said.
Franky nodded wheeling away from the other side of the room to a panel.
“Engineer program to space suit bay.”
“Space Suit bay here.”
“We are doing a Mulder thing,” Franky said. “Get a space suit ready for Mr La Forge.”
“I thought operations would have a cooler name than ‘A Mulder thing’ in 2999.” Geordi said.
“Will do.” The holoprogram replied. “Out.”
Franky turned toward Geordi.
“In one episode of the X-Files, Fox Mulder gets stuck aboard a particular ship in the Bermuda triangle,” Franky explained. “He is stuck in a time vortex. Scully and The Lone Gunmen search for him aboard the ship while Fox runs with Scully’s look alike from the OSS era (before there was secret service or FBI or IBF) at any given moment he could have stopped with the lookalike then found himself in the same room as Scully who was there. She would have found his badge then grown desperate, afraid, and determined to find her partner. But that never happened. . . as the saying goes ‘just keep swimming’. He urged the look alike to steer the ship back in the direction they were coming back. A man called ‘Thor’s Hammer’ was aboard and could have turned the tide of the war in World War 2. Anyway, Mulder got OUT of the time vortex by jumping into the water where he was found by the Scooby gang. In the beginning his boat crashed against the ship and it shattered, and the crew men brought him aboard. There were a lot of lookalikes he knew aboard the ship.”
Geordi simply nodded, going ‘uh huh’ and ‘oh’.
All the while thinking: Is this man nuts?
Franky stopped, once rolling back to the panels he had been at beside Geordi.
“You know this is required knowledge for all Engineer holoprograms,” Franky said. “The X-Files is a accepted source in Star Fleet since 2687 after countless movies and newly rebooted reincarnations.”
“I never heard of the X-Files until today.” Geordi said.
Franky stood up.
“Good,” Franky said. “Because I am going to save your ass.”
Franky delivered the Vulcan Nerve Pinch then he caught Geordi into his arms.
“Engineer holoprogram 4.87!” Franky shouted. “Get this man to the space suit bay and send him out!”