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STAR TREK: JOURNEY TO BABEL
A Musical Emergency


SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
Doors 7:00 pm - Musical starts 8:00 pm promptly!
Alameda Eagles' Hall
2035 Alameda Ave, Alameda, CA

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Please note that to appease Romulan aggression,
all crew members must observe

FEDERATION DIRECTIVES
FOR SONGWRITERS
A) We will hold a TECH REHEARSAL about a week before the show. Not every performer or volunteer need attend - BUT we will need to know the details for your song (when/where it fits into the program, instrumentation used, microphones needed) ahead of time.
B) We'll have time for 16 songs. After 16 songs have been "reserved", we may or may not have room for more. Please send a message to Star Fleet if you have questions.

Also, since time is limited, please sign up for only one song to start with, and try to keep songs to 5 minutes or less. If your ambitions will stretch beyond that, let's discuss and work something out!
C) The story will be performed by actors reading from cue cards.

COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!!!

If your song is performed by a character, you may be recruited to play that character! (Casting TBD)

Some characters may be "played" by one person and "sung" by one or more others.

The "script" will be available for your reference closer to the performance date.

Until then, click here for a handy transcript of JOURNEY TO BABEL!
D) Awesome Orchestra will perform some background music during dialogue scenes. This may affect the way some songs are introduced, but we'll find just the right moment to start your song so it works for everybody.

It also may be possible for the orchestra to accompany YOU as you perform your song! This will require preparation and rehearsal - but it's also a thrilling opportunity to sing with an orchestra. Let's discuss - BEFORE September - if you're interested.
E) Visual Effects will be performed live, by hand, and projected on a video screen. It probably wouldn't work to combine your song with an "special effects" scene, but let's discuss if you're eager to try.
F) As always, original music is encouraged. Song parodies are welcome, but this is also your big chance to seek out new tunes and new orchestrations...to boldly go where no melody has gone before!
G) Bold sections have (probably) not yet been chosen.
Sections in italics are already claimed.

Email Martin and let me know which section you want to write!

Is your desired section already taken? Contact Martin and we'll work something out.

STAR TREK: JOURNEY TO BABEL
A MUSICAL EMERGENCY

1. The Enterprise is orbiting Vulcan, carrying over a hundred interplanetary ambassadors and angry delagates to a crucial negotiation.

2. (Barbara) - The Vulcan ambassador, Sarek, is unfriendly to Spock - and yet: Sarek and his human wife Amanda are Spock's parents!

3. (Awesome Orchestra) - OPENING CREDITS: "Space, the final frontier..."

4. (Craig) - Sarek and Spock share another prickly moment as Kirk leads the party through Engineering.

5. (Iggy) - When the Vulcans leave, Kirk and Amanda speak frankly about their Vulcan partners.

6. (Logan & jD) - Uhura reports an unknown communication coming from within the ship.

7. At a large reception, a Tellarite named Gav argues with Sarek. McCoy and Amanda have a patronizing conversation about Spock's childhood.

8. Kirk and Spock are called to the bridge - an alien ship is trailing the Enterprise. Kirk orders a course to intercept the ship.

9. (Sarah L.) - Sarek and Amanda disagree about how to treat Spock. Sarek is cold but respectful, while Amanda is warm and maternal.

10. The alien vessel threatens the Enterprise before speeding away.

11. Gav again confronts Sarek, their political argument now personal. Gav attacks Sarek, who deflects the Tellarite's move. Soon after, Gav is found murdered in a corridor - apparently by an expert Vulcan technique.

12. Kirk and Spock confront Sarek about the murder. Sarek's alibi is weak - but he collapses from a medical condition.

13. On the bridge, Kirk and Spock discuss Sarek's condition and the threat from the aliens, who seem to have an agent on the ship.

14. (Brian M. / Matt M.) - McCoy says Sarek needs a complex operation requiring blood transfusions. Spock volunteers, against his mother's wishes.

15. (The Aman Brothers) - Kirk is attacked in the corridor by an Andorian. Kirk triumphs, barely.

16. With Kirk in sick bay and the attacker in the brig, Spock takes command - now refusing to participate in Sarek's operation. Spock questions the Andorian ambassador, who knows little of the attacker.

17. (Martin etc.) - Amanda demands that Spock cooperate to save Sarek's life. Spock's priority is the ship. Kirk tells McCoy he'll return to the bridge and relieve Spock for the operation.

18. Spock departs for sick bay - but when the alien vessel moves closer, Kirk remains on the bridge. The prisoner is found to have a transmitter. As the operation begins, Spock tries to share information.

19. (Liesa) - The Enterprise and the alien ship exchange fire.

20. The turbulence of the battle threatens both Vulcans in the operation.

21. (Martin) - Kirk questions the prisoner on the bridge. The Captain cuts power to the ship, laying a trap.

22. The Enterprise's attack disarms the alien vessel - which immediately self-destructs. The alien spy then collapses from a self-induced poison.

23. With Sarek doing well and the ship safe, McCoy smugly commands Kirk into bed.

24. (Awesome Orchestra) - Closing credits!

NOTE ABOUT TEXT: If you want to use a detail not mentioned in this version of the story,
contact Martin and we'll work something out.


All songs and recordings for this show will be
Copyright 2016 by their respective performers.
All rights for the songs are reserved.