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Science Lab 7 (Deck 5) - Late Night Research

Posted April 13, 2021, 9:31 a.m. by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Lieutenant Kiama Naim (Chief Science Officer) in Science Lab 7 (Deck 5) - Late Night Research

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Science Lab 7 (Deck 5) - Late Night Research

Posted by Lieutenant Kiama Naim (Chief Science Officer) in Science Lab 7 (Deck 5) - Late Night Research
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“Well… and the fact that we are several thousand light years away probably doesn’t help.” Cochrane said with a small smile. “I know this may sound… well… off… but you should suggest to your friend that they look for sewage disposal. They can garner a great deal of genetic material and get solid DNA samples from that particular source. A scientific team I was part of in a pre First Contact mission did that, and we discovered they were actually a lost colony of Deltans. Saved everyone a huge amount of time and trouble.”

Cochrane, CO

“No, it doesn’t,” Kiama replied with a soft and slightly sad laugh. Turning her to look fully at Alex, she continued, “I’ll pass that on. I’m curious to see what a look at their DNA will reveal.” Her head tilted to the side, her eyes slightly narrowed, the scientist fell silent for a couple of moments before asking without preamble, “Have you been on many pre First Contact missions, Sir?”

~Lt. Naim, CSO

Cochrane shrugged. “A few… maybe six? And I’ve been a part of a few First Contact operations as well. It’s always… well… interesting, I think is the best word for it. It was certainly never boring, that’s for sure.” and he laughed.

Laughing softly as well, Kiama replied, “I can imagine!”

“What about you, Lieutenant? Have you done any work like your friend is doing?”

Cochrane, CO

Kiama shook her head and replied, “No, I haven’t. This is still my very first assignment since my graduation a bit over a year ago. And before I joined Starfleet I’ve worked at the University of Betazed as a neuroscientist and led a research team there for a few years.” As she talked, her expression seemed to become more and pensive, only to be replaced by slight smile when she finished, “Who knows what the future will hold for me, this ship, for all of us.”

~Lt. Naim, CSO

Cochrane tilted his head and looked at Naim. “Lieutenant, are you concerned about your lack of Star Fleet experience when it comes to your role here?”

Cochrane, CO


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