} Captain's Log, Stardate 42031.7
} The USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-D, is enroute to the starbase 251 where we
} will rendezvous with the Tellurian flagship Frogman, NOC-102-A.
} Engineering is tasked to complete a linkup between the two ships to
} transport valuable goods aboard the Frogman. While we're here, I've
} allocated shore leave for those personnel who want it.
} LaForge: "Captain, LaForge here."
} Picard: "Go ahead, Geordi."
} LaForge: "We're about to start connecting the NCC to the NOC. Will
} advise when we're halfway completed. This shouldn't cause too
} many problems with the computers."
} Picard: "Acknowledged, Picard out."
} Jean-Luc took the turbolift from the bridge to the holodeck level,
} where he approached the doors to Holodeck 3.
} Picard: "Computer, access program Picard-125. Run program."
} Computer: "Program complete. Enter when ready."
} As he walked up to the doors, they slid open to reveal a beautiful
} panoramic view of France, taken from an excellent vantage point on a
} hill just south-west of Paris.
} Jean-Luc marveled at the new level of details the program was capable
} of, after the Binars reconfigured the holodeck's database to integrate
} with the central computer to retrieve background information about the
} desired place.
} In this case, the computer gave it information about the local flora,
} reproducing the exact species of plants that would have existed in
} France at that period of time, as well as their fragrant scents. It
} was a pleasantly warm day, and a tree on the top of the hill cast a
} beautiful shadow on the grassy land.
} After taking a deep breath of the energizing air, Jean-Luc settled down
} in his favorite spot, leaning up against the smooth bark of the tree,
} overlooking the city below.
} Picard: "Now for this book I've been waiting to delve into."
} Just then, the klaxons sounded. "Red Alert, Red Alert".
} Picard: "Darn."
} LaForge: "Captain, something has gone wrong in the linkup. There has
} been some sort of overload in the primary fusion couplers.
} Now trying to compensate."
} Picard: "Keep me posted, Geordi. I'll be on the bridge. Picard out."
} "Computer, save program and exit."
} As the stunning magnificence of France faded around him, Picard walked
} out of the holodeck into the corridor. Once on the bridge, he assessed
} the situation.
} Picard: "Number one, status."
} Riker: "Shields down to 65% and falling rapidly."
} Picard: "Cause?"
} Riker: "Unknown at this time. There seems to be some sort of glaring
} incompatability between the NCC and NOC. Geordi is on it
} right now."
} During the midst of all the excitement, Q appeared.
} Q: "Having problems, mon capitaine?"
} Picard: "I don't have time for your games, Q. Now stop whatever
} you're doing."
} Q: "This time, it's not my fault. But I did come to repay that
} old debt I had with you. Oh, alright. I'll fix it."
} Q snapped his fingers, and the NCC and NOC were finally linked up with
} no problems. After that, Q was nowhere to be found.
} Picard: "Everyone alright?"
} LaForge: "Captain, I can't explain it, but everything is working fine
} now. Did something happen up there?"
} Picard: "I'll explain later. Good work, Geordi. Picard out."
} So everything was transferred between the ships just fine, and ever
} since, the NOC and NCC have been completely compatible. Don't you wish
} you had Q at your disposal when you need him?
} You owe the Oracle a dilithium crystal.