Star Trek, The Lost Episode" transcript.



 "Mr. LaForge, have you had any success with your attempts 
at finding a weakness in the Borg? And Mr. Data, have you been 
able to access their command pathways?"

"Yes, Captain. In fact, we found the answer by searching 
through our archives on late Twentieth-century computing 
technology." 

 

> "What the hell is 'Microsoft'?" 

 "Allow me to explain. We will send this 
program, for some reason called 'Windows', through the Borg 
command pathways. Once inside their root command unit, it will 
begin consuming system resources at an unstoppable rate."

 "But the Borg have the ability to adapt. Won't they alter 
their processing systems to increase their storage capacity?"

 "Yes, Captain. But when 'Windows' detects this, it creates 
a new version of itself known as an 'upgrade'. The use of 
resources increases exponentially with each iteration. The Borg 
will not be able to adapt quickly enough. Eventually all of their 
processing ability will be taken over and none will be available 
for their normal operational functions."

 "Excellent work. This is even better than that 
'unsolvable geometric shape' idea."


.... . . 15 Minutes Later . . . 

  "Captain, We have successfully installed the 'Windows' in 
the command unit and as expected it immediately consumed 85% of 
all resources.  We however have not received any confirmation of 
the expected 'upgrade'."

 "Our scanners have picked up an increase in Borg storage 
and CPU capacity to compensate, but we still have no indication of 
an 'upgrade' to compensate for their increase."

  "Data, scan the history banks again and determine if 
there is something we have missed." 

  "Sir, I believe there is a reason for the failure in the 
'upgrade'.  Appearently the Borg have circumvented that part of 
the plan by not sending in their registration cards.

  "Captain we have no choice.  Requesting permission to 
begin emergency escape sequence 3F . . ."

  "Wait, Captain I just detected their CPU 
capacity has suddenly dropped to 0%!"

  "Data, what do your scanners show?" 

  "Apparently, the Borg have found the internal 'Windows' 
module named 'Solitaire' and it has used up all the CPU capacity."

  "Lets wait and see how long this 'solitaire' can reduce 
their functionality." 


.... . .  Two Hours Pass  . . .

  "Geordi whats the status on the Borg?" 
  "As expected the Borg are attempting to re-engineer to 
compensate for increased CPU and storage demands, but each time 
they successfully increase resources, I have set up our closest 
deep space monitor beacon to transmit more 'Windows' modules from 
something called the 'Microsoft fun-pack'.

 "How much time will that buy us ?"

  "Current Borg solution rates allow me to predicate an 
interest time span of 6 more hours."

  "Captain, another vessel has entered our sector."

  "Identify."

  "It appears to have markings very similar to the 
'Microsoft' logo."

  "THIS IS ADMIRAL BILL GATES OF THE MICROSOFT 
FLAGSHIP MONOPOLY.  WE HAVE POSITIVE CONFIRMATION OF UNREGISTERED 
SOFTWARE IN THIS SECTOR.  SURREDER ALL ASSETS AND WE CAN AVOID ANY 
TROUBLE.  YOU HAVE 10 SECONDS"

  "The alien ship has just opened its forward hatches and 
released thousands of humanoid shaped objects."

  "Magnify forward viewer on the alien craft."

  "Good God, captain!  Those are humans floating straight 
toward the Borg ship with no life support suits!  How can they 
survive the tortures of deep space?!"

  "I don't believe that those are humans sir. If you will 
look closer, I believe you will see that they are carrying 
something recognized by twenty-first century man as doe-skin 
leather briefcases, and wearing Armani suits."

  "Lawyers !!"

  "It can't be.  All the Lawyers were rounded up and sent 
hurtling into the sun in 2017 during the Great Awakening."

  "True, but appearently some must have survived."

  "They have surrounded the Borg ship and are covering it 
with all types of papers."

  "I believe that is known in ancient venacular as 'red 
tape.' It often proves fatal." 

  "They're tearing the Borg to pieces!"

  "Turn off the monitors.  I can't stand to watch; not 
even the Borg deserve that."



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