Maintaining the Holodeck
Posted on Sat Jun 8th, 2019 @ 8:47pm by Ensign Kira Shiryankin
Given the power demands and computer useage, the ship's holodecks were regularly
inspected, to be sure that they operated "within spec". The inspection consisted of one technician calling up random holographic objects, while another technician scanned the objects to check their power useage.
Ens. Kira Shiryankin and Technician Michael Wayne were busy doing this inspection on Holodeck One. However, due to the tectical situation of the USS Eclipse at the moment, the inspection had to be conducted with as little power consumption as possible, and the holodeck then had to be put into low-power mode.
Michael Wayne was a thin, lanky, almost boyish-looking man who seemed to be very easy to get along with. Kira had only seen him a couple times since he transferred to the ship, and into the department. While Kira manned the main control panel at the door, while Michael ran the scanner. Objects appeared ... first a chair, then a flower in a vase, then a pool table, and so on. As these appeared, Michael stared at the scanner readout, noting the results.
"Check, check, check, oops ... one degree negative ..."
At that, Kira dialed down the power output one notch.
"check, check, check ... " and it continued in this way for a few minutes.
Once they were done, Kira tapped the status control and toggled the holodeck into the proper mode.
"I'm sorry," the computer announced. "Due to the ship's tactical status, this holodeck is offline."
As the two engineers headed into the corridor, Michael leaned in. "So, how about that dinner I asked about?"
"A chicken dinner?" Kira asked.
"oh, not just any chicken donner," Michael replied with a smile. "We're talking barbecue chicken at one of the best barbecue diners in Kansas City."
"And then what?"
"How about we go from there," Michael said. "We'll do this after the ship gets back to base."
Kira smiled. "Sounds like a date."
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