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Author - vero3110 | Genre - Finale Fix Challenge | Genre - Future Story | Genre - General | H | Rating - G | T
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Author's note: This story is supposed to be my explanation of how to fix the finale. Anyway, to work out properly, it should take place during the opening sequence of the first episode of the 5th season.
The cadet was sitting in the holo-booth closer to the window; if she turned a little to the left she could see the coastline just at the corner of her eye, which made quite a weird view: in front of her thousands of people clapping while the mythical Archer appeared--while at the corner of her eye, the beach.
The voice of Riker took her out of the view analysis. “Computer…end program”, and the background changed to the holodeck in their ship, she saw him and Troi turn and walk towards the door.
It was her turn now, while they were still walking to leave, she heard her own words “End re-creation” It always happened to her, she couldn’t help it, she wanted to know more about everything, even if it had nothing to do with the assignment she was working on. So there she went. “Computer access: NX-01, historical data, decommission.”
And suddenly, it appeared in front of her, the holographic display with all the entries she wanted to check. It never ceased to amaze her; she loved the holographic displays of the Academy’s library.
Crew debriefings:…Jonathan Archer, Commanding Officer, Rear Admiral; T’Pol, First Officer, Captain; Charles Tucker, Chief Engineer, Captain; Malcolm Reed, Armory Officer, Commander; Hoshi Sato, Communications Officer, Lieutenant Commander; Travis Mayweather, Helmsman, Lieutenant…and the list went on.
Weird…their ranks don’t match, she thought and then said, “Access, personnel file, Charles Tucker.” Just like before the display changed and a list appeared with two pages of Charles Tuckers.
Nice, like you’ve never searched before… the thought went through her head while she said “Refine search, personnel file, Charles Tucker, circa 2150.” This time only two names appeared in the display: Charles Tucker III and Charles F. Tucker.
“Open file Charles Tucker III.” She surfed through the file reading fast
…joined Starfleet Academy in…
“Computer access last voyage NX-01, recreate, last 24 hours of holo-file.”
She surfed through the re-creation just as she had before with Riker, but this time the facts were quite different.
She stood there, not moving for a while, then she turned a little to her left and the full view of the coastline appeared in front of her, but she didn’t notice it. Her concentration was on other matters…
It must be a bug in the indexing algorithms…recursiveness…maybe it wasn’t supposed to be used recursively.
A small smile spread through her face, she never though that just by researching for a history assignment she would pick up a bug in the holographic library.
“Computer search date of update of indexing routines for holographic database”
The date appeared in front of her and she almost laughed. I guess nobody checked for this scenario at that time...anyway, it isn’t as if this thing is used that much either.
Well I assume I should report this bug so they’ll fix it…eventually.
“Computer record message to Holographic Library Maintenance Team:
Error detected while accessing holographic recreation file which events involve past holographic recreation. It seams that recursiveness generates errors in the indexing algorithms of the recreated recreation. The facts of the events recreated seem correct but the events displayed in the recreation that was done at the time of the recreation are incorrect. Holo-file used is 264-47457.1-Riker”
”Computer send message”
So much for distractions, I still need to research about the Pegasus incident. But I guess I can spear some time researching on Tucker and his wife.
“Computer search on local and Vulcan databases, topic Charles Tucker III and T’Pol, second half 22nd century”
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Nine of you have made comments
vero, I like this solution!
Lol, that's a great solution. Trip, T'Pol, and the rest of our crew would never act the way they did, so it *had* to be a holo glitch. Of course!
I could believe this!! anything other than TATV.
Very cute! Nice Fix, very inventive. And it (your solution)works for me! Thank you.
I agree with the others! Very nice. And easily explains away that . . travesty.
Thank you guys. This is my first fanfic ever!!!
Loved your solution (very inventive). . . and your writing too! I hope there's much more coming.
Welcome to the fold! This was an inventive solution. Please keep dreaming and keep writing.
Nice idea! So simple, yet so... perfect. I won't even pick it apart, since I liked your idea so much. Thanks for writing this, and welcome to the world of fanfic writing! (I'm quite new, myself, in fact.)