Security Transcript Liberty Starbase
Sergeant: Stay sharp. They're coming out of the brig.
Security: What the ...
Tivk: Do not shoot.
Saltornus: Don't listen to him. Open fire you gutless clock watchers.
Sergeant: Mr. Tivk, you are aware it is the usual practice in situations like this for the eh ... villain of the piece to use the hostage as a shield and not walk with the hostages behind him?
Security: THis way does make it easier. Yu want me to shoot him?
Sergeant: No! I don't know what his game is. Let's listen.
Tivk: Indeed. The admiral is a Videni deep cover agent. He is seeking honorable death at our hands and I do not wish to oblige him for a number of reasons. Mukh, do you have things in hand?
Mukh: I do. The pistol is set to stun ... not even heavy stun. He tries anything and ... absolutely nothing lasting will happen to him.
Saltornus: Shoot him you idiot beach apes!!
Sergeant: I don't know ... if he is a Videni he could have rigged himself to explode or something. Who knows? He may be rigged to self destruct. I heard they do that. Come no closer!
Tivk: I will comply.
Sergeant: Or you could have God knows what plan that hinges on us shooting you. With this set up either you're telling the truth about Saltornus or you are a Videni yourself. If Saltornus is a Videni then everything is as you present it. So we shouldn't shoot you. If you are the Videni again I should not shoot you because we need you alive to question and you may have some explosive or other device to inflict harm on the station and my men.
Tivk: For a human you are quite rational.
Sergeant: Don't shoot him. What about the admiral's guard he shot up?
Security: Still operating on him. He'll live but he'll be out of it a few hours.
Sergeant: Excuse me a minute. I have to process this.
Tivk: You are a wise man. Go right ahead.
Saltornus: Oh for. ...
Security: What about the Phrog?
Sergeant: We can shoot him.
Sergeant: Take the shot.
Security: What's the admiral ...
Sergeant: He's got a suicide capsule!
Mukh: I got this!
Saltornus: ... meep!
Mukh: Silly Videni. I'm a Hykot. You need more than one shot to stun me.
Sergeant: Fuck me. The second in command is a beanpole too ... we have to round up all senior officers who might be Videni. Who does that leave in charge of the station?
Security: ... you Sergeant.
Sergeant: Fuck me once again! Send a recall to the Tesla and Concordance ASAP. We need some brass here to settle this fustercluck!
Tivk: May I move now?
Sergeant: You stay there! I have about a hundred things to get to before I deal with you!