Holodeck- Testing the Boundaries

Posted Nov. 17, 2019, 4:36 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Liam Madison (Chief Science Officer) (Janice B.)

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Benjamin Grey (Chief Medical Officer) in Holodeck- Testing the Boundaries

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Liam Madison (Chief Science Officer) in Holodeck- Testing the Boundaries

Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Benjamin Grey (Chief Medical Officer) in Holodeck- Testing the Boundaries


“No worries, that comes later. Now we just see what we can detect with this” He raised the two objects. He walked behind Liam and placed the monitor over his body where the mass of the being itself was located and then activated the monitor. Checking the screens around him to see if it was turned on. Then he activated the bed console and entered a few commands and the bed was raised a bit “This will be a simple reflex check, I want to test if the creature is monitoring any other pathways than just your pain receptors or feeding on your emotions.” He explained. For a moment he wondered if he should, in fact, be explaining but decided that even if the creature could understand him it wouldn’t matter. This was a reflex test nothing more. “Nowadays we can simply test this with various different tools but back during medieval medicine times they used this” He wiggled the small hammer between his fingers “This, of course, was during the times of exploratory surgeries, brain drillings, and other barbaric medical traditions. This was one of the lesser invasive tests, actually quite clever” He explained as he walked towards the man. “Here goes” He said as he gently tapped the hammer at the Scientist’s knee.

Dr. Grey - CMO

Liam inhaled then exhaled, trying to calm his nerves. The creature seemed to feel this as it twitched then settled down. This eased his discomfort as he listened to Grey explained his intentions. When the hammer hit his knee, his leg jerked out. The creature twitched, but it didn’t take over. It appeared it was monitoring the pain receptors, chosing not to act until stress levels were a certain point.

Liam glanced up at Grey, asking a question when he did, “What do you think? I just felt it twitch, but that was it. I don’t feel weird or off.”

–CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci

Benjamin looked over the readings before answering “Well it’s more or less what I expected. The Patellar reflex test is mostly a good indicator of the status of your nervous system, seeing as it is attached to it it would stand to reason that it would notice this” He said absentmindedly swinging the hammer around “It seems to have some understanding of what the pain receptors in your body does, lacking any contradictory evidence I assume it’s some sort of evolutionary mechanism. Good news is that this means we have a better core understanding of it. Two questions, have you thought about giving it a name and have you had sexual relations since you two joined?” He asked not looking up from the screen.

Dr. Grey - CMO

OOC: Now it’s my turn to drop the ball, lol.

IC: Liam blinked twice. First at the suggestion to name it then about his sexual activities. He shook himself from the brief surprise and addressed both questions. He adjusted in his shift to becoming comfortable again, the surface sticking slightly to his pants.

“It’s a parasite, I’m not sure what name would be fitting for it.” The tone borderline on snapping, but he paused to collect himself.

“I’m sorry. To be honest, no I haven’t. I’m still trying to accept it’s not likely to be removed any time soon.” he moved onto the next question.

“No, I haven’t been sexually active since I experimented during my teens. I’m not exactly the most social individual, the parasite issue set asid.” Liam stated bluntly what he felt was obvious.

–CSO, Liam J. Madison, Sci

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