The lights are still on. The Lexington might still work.
If that’s wood that the storage crates are made of, it might hold a clue of what happened.
You’d think the ship would be drifting and without power after so many years.
We’re talking about a ship that can cross half a galaxy, rebound terajoule levels of energy with its shields, and decimate a planet from orbit without ever mentioning a need to refuel. With nothing but life support, thrusters, and limited systems running I’d think it could maintain orbit for thousands of years without a problem.
Well, judging by the Short Trek “Calypso” a starship can hold station and still maintain power for almost a thousand years at least. I guess Starfleet vessels are pretty Ragnarok Proof (to name the trope).
Something I smile at when watching a Trek (mostly TOS) rerun these days — the thought that the ship will simply fall out of orbit soon after the power runs out. “Standard Orbit, Mr. Sulu” must mean “right on the edge of the atmosphere.”
“It’s the 24th century. Death is accepted as a part of life, thus the XO shouldn’t be complaining.”
I jest, but even this story would probably be mangled by the box.
Given that there aren’t any redshirts on this mission, I guess the supertrope of the lone person getting attacked will apply.
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