The Other First Duty

Simon Cooper went through the Academy and rose to be the navigator of the Enterprise-D. Wesley Crusher was on the bridge getting the glory and not even trained for the job.

“Simon!” Wesley said, “you won’t believe what happened today!”

“I couldn’t guess.”

“An spatial anomaly opened in our flightpath, and a space worm emerged!  Captain Picard ordered Red Alert.  Data seized up, and were it not for me we’d have died! I received a commendation in Captain Picard’s log!”

A commendation. The glory should have been Cooper’s.  “Duty calls.”

“I understand.”

Cooper’s first duty was to eliminate Wesley Crusher.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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