Trip looked up from the intermix chamber, where he'd been monitoring the composition of the matter-antimatter stream. Engineer Second Class K. P. Ryan -- tall, lanky, usually quiet to the point of reclusive -- stood on the access ladder below him.
"Ryan. What's up?"
"You have a moment? It's about the cell-ship."
Trip -- Commander Charles Tucker III, chief engineer aboard the Starship Enterprise
-- frowned. He had a systems status meeting with the captain in a few minutes, and he was already running behind schedule.
But the cell-ship...
Analyzing the captured Suliban...