SCORPIA SHIP YARDS
Inside the Main Hangar Deck of the Gunstar Trireme, The Official Launch Ceremony is underway; Admiral Rivera has Just Read the Orders,and Presented Command to 'Leonidas' Ranson; Now, Leonidas Takes the Podium Before the Assembled Crew and Guests:
There are Those who have Read About me,and Those who Know About Me;I Joined the Fleet to Destroy Cylons; I helped Build an Air Wing; I have led Men and Women in Combat; In the Process,We have destroyed many Enemy Base Ships, Support Vessels,and Facilities in Space, and on the Ground; We have destroyed Legions of Cylon Raiders;I Have 45 Confirmed Kills;Whenever A major Cylon Threat was Found,It was turned back in A Decisive Manner.
We have done our Part to Assure that the Colonies remain Safe and Free from the Very Enemy that We have created,and that wishes to send the Human Race into Extinction.
However,The Job is Far from Over; The Cylons still Remain; And Now, I have been Given A New Task: To Command the Newest Addition to the Fleet;And, that Ship will be the First Part of the New Raven Battle Group; We will add Our Guns and Missiles to an Already Powerful Strike Force; My Mandate will be to Have the Back of the Battlestar Raven,The Flagship of the Fleet; Together,We will Deliver more serious Blows to the Cylon Menace,and Pave the Way for the Rest of the Fleet. SO SAY WE ALL!
("SO SAY WE ALL!")
ATTENTION ON DECK! ALL HANDS,DEPARTURE STATIONS.......FALL OUT!
(Admiral Rivera Shakes Leonidas' Hand and says " Good Hunting!Give them Hell! " ) Thank you Sir!
( Adm. 'Dragonlady' Says "We'll see you Soon!") Yes Ma'am! Safe trip back to the Raven!
(TRIREME CIC 10 Minutes Later)
"ATTENTION ON DECK!" As you were! (Leonidas looks Around) Okay Folks, This is what We've Waited for; Let's Do it Right! XO, Begin Pre-Launch Checklist. ('Bunny' Nonemaker Begins:
" Engineering: Energizers - GO! FTL- GO! Sub Lights - GO! RCS - GO! Fuel - GO! Auxiliary Control - Standing by! Damage Control - READY!
TACTICAL: WEAPONS - Railguns - GO! Point Defense Guns - GO! Missiles - GO! Countermeasures - GO! DRADIS - GO!
Communications - GO! Scrambler - GO! Computers - GO! Firewalls - GO! Helm - READY! Navigation -READY!
FLIGHT OPERATIONS : Flight Deck - SECURE Raptors and Shuttles - SECURE Cargo - SECURE
Marine Detachment - READY All Hatches and Airlocks - CLOSED AND SECURE "
(' Bunny' Nonemaker Turns to Leonidas and Reports: "Checklist Complete...all Stations Checkers Green for Departure") Ensign Geiken, Confirm Nav Coordinates to our first Destination have Been Uploaded.
( Chief Navigation Officer Deane Geiken Reports " Nav Coordinates to Ragnar Station Confirmed,Sir.")
(Leonidas turns to Communications officer Ens. Rachel 'DJ' Fish) DJ,Connect me with the Dockmaster.
"Dockmaster on the Speakers,Sir" Scorpia Dock,This is the GUNSTAR TRIREME,Requesting Permission to Depart.
" THIS IS SCORPIA DOCK,TRIREME; YOU ARE CLEARED TO DEPART; AND MAY THE LORDS OF KOBOL BE WITH YOU"
Thank you,Scorpia Dock, and So Say We All, Trireme Out!
Disconnect all Umbilical Support Systems ------- CLEAR ALL MOORINGS
"All Moorings Cleared,Sir!"
Helm.....Back us Out Slowly
(TRIREME BACKS AWAY FROM DOCK ACCOMPANIED BY TWO DOCK RAPTORS )
(MUSIC: EPISODE TITLE TRACK FROM TOS EPISODE " GREETINGS FROM EARTH")
( Trireme Clears Dock as Dock Raptors Depart)
" We have Cleared the Dock Sir!"
Very Good! Take us to Ragnar Station at Sub Light Speed.
(Trireme Gets Underway)
(Leonidas Turns to the XO) I'm going to Finish Unpacking; Bunny, you have the Watch; I want first ACTION STATIONS Drill in 90 Minutes.......Mark!