The EAS Murgatroid
The Murgatroid once took a wrong subspace turn at the planet Albuquerque and
ended up in a completely different universe where we were actually forced to
obey the laws of physics! When we first arrived in this universe, we
encountered a strange one-man ship floating adrift in space. We revived the
occupant (above; his name was Michael Garibaldi), asked him a few questions
about his reality, and then turned him over the next Earth ships that came along
(the same type of ship Garibaldi was flying, except with black Omega
We needed supplies to repair the Murgatroid and build a device that would return
us to our own universe (using a variation of the Jumpgate technology that the
residents of this universe used to travel via hyperspace). It was
decided, after some debate, to disguise ourselves as members of the Earth
Alliance (the Earth government of this reality) and visit Babylon 5, the space
station which Garibaldi told us so much about. We modelled our uniforms and
cover identities upon the Psi Corps personnel who'd been so helpful in taking
Garibaldi from us; and counterfitted identification codes to show that our ship
was the EAS Murgatroid of the Earth government Psi Corps branch.
The reaction when we arrived at Babylon 5 caught us completely off-guard. They
had apparently seceded from EarthGov, and were suspicious of any Earth vessels
arriving there. Using Qaren's Q powers and Storvik's Vulcan telepathy, we attempted to reassure
them that we were indeed members of their Psi Corps. This backfired, because
the command staff seemed to harbor a special emnity towards the Psi Corps, and
the first officer of the station attempted to convince her captain to
immediately open fire on us!
Our next effort was to approach the alien ambassadors on the station and ask
them for assistance.
LEFT: Londo Mollari, the alien at right, was approached first because Captain
Jellico believed that Londo was a kindred
spirit... But the ambassador told us that he wanted nothing to do with us or
our "associates", whatever that means. Next, we spoke to Delenn of the Minbari
(at right). She quickly saw through Ensign MacAllister's disguise (real Minbari don't sound like
Woody Allen), but agreed to help us anyway once we made our plight known.
CENTER: Ensign MacAllister's Minbari disguise.
RIGHT: Counsellor Lothar went onto the station disguised as a Centauri. He
joined the other Centauri in the bar, to engage them in conversation... And
proceeded to get completely intoxicated and incapacitated for the remainder of
our stay in this universe.
Zooty-Zoot-Zoot! Two of the most famous celebrities in this
continuum, Rebo and Zooty. Storvik still doesn't understand their appeal.
While Delenn distracted the station's commander ("Don't worry, I'll just throw
another obscure Minbari ritual at him!") Storvik went onto the station's command
deck, accessed the computer banks, and made the necessary preparations and
supply transfers to get the Murgatroid back where she belonged. (Note that
Storvik habitually keeps his hair longer than the Vulcan norm, since he is so
frequently called upon to hide his telltale ears.)
Storvik insisted upon repaying our unknowing benefactors; so he arranged a
transfer of supplies from the Murgatroid to Babylon 5 (which was under an
embargo by EarthGov), and altered the computer records to hide the fact that the
station's shortages were suddenly less severe than they had been previously. He
also traded stories with Delenn, who loved a good story (and some Vulcan
poetry) and was actually an author -- she uses something called The
Great Machine to publish her work on twentieth-century Earth.