The Rogue Planet

Rogue Planet

EXT. SPACE, DAY

The Orville coasts up to the alien ship Udarra; the Udarra’s power is flickering.

MERCER

We received an emergency call from the Udarra where ninety percent of their freshwater became irradiated after they had a core melt down. We will be doing an at-space refueling and repair maneuver to assist them.

INT. ORVILLE BRIDGE, DAY

Mercer, Kelly, Malloy, Catgirl, Isaac, Alara and Bortus are at their stations on the bridge. The captain of the Udarra, Pitch Orobado, is on the view screen.

MERCER

Captain Orobado, I am in command during this operation. When we get within 200 yards we will both activate our tractor beams to lock us into a parallel course.

Orobado

Aye, Capt Mercer.

MERCER

Lamarr, is the transfer line ready to be disengaged?

LAMARR

Yes, sir. I’ve configured it so that we take on their irradiated water, filter it and then pump it right back to them and an additional power line to recharge their emergency back up batteries.

MERCER

Good. Who from your department is going to the Udarra?

LAMARR

Yaphit and I are on the first rotation.

MERCER

Very well, dismissed. Catgirl, you’ll fly back and forth from our ship to theirs transporting their sick and wounded to our medical bay. Dr. Finn, are you guys ready?

FINN (OS)

Yes sir, we are ready.

MERCER

Good.

Lamarr leaves and then Dann comes in and takes the engineering position, Catgirl’s position is filled by Kelly.

MALLOY

Captain, we are nearing the anchor position.

KELLY

Malloy, can you put our closing distance up on the view screen.

Malloy punches some buttons and a yardage counter is counting down 221, 220, 219.

MERCER

Thank you Kelly. Captain Orobado, engage tractor beam lock on my mark.

EXT. ORVILLE, DAY

The Orville and the Udarra get closer and closer.

MERCER (O.S.)

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – engage tractor beams.

Both ships engage their tractor beams; they don’t cross and they are not cover the ship’s cargo bay.

MERCER

Captain Orobado, send your cable so that we can hook up transfer line.

OROBADO

Line away!

An astronaut with a jetpack sails towards the Orville and is greeted by to Orvillers in space suits. They hook the cable to the transfer line.

ORVILLE ASTRONAUT

Cable hooked and ready to pull.

MERCER

Captain Orobado, you may proceed.

OROBADO

Aye, pull er in! Gently now!

The cable pulls the transfer line swiftly to the other side where more Udarra astronauts await to hook it up.

INT. ORVILLE, BRIDGE

OROBADO

Transfer line successfully attached.

MERCER

Dann, charge the lines.

DANN

Charging. 14% drop in our ships power, compensating. Ship’s power nominal. Water filtration at 100%.

EXT. ORVILLE, DAY

The lines extending from the Orville to the Udarra charge. We see dirty water going to the Orville and clean, blue water returning to the Orville. There are still astronauts standing by waiting further orders.  

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Last Updated: 22/02/18
Originally Created: 21/02/18