By Frank Irace
The crew of the Enterprise have been searching the universe for 200 years to find love - without success up to now. (Your audience may have to be Trekkies to enjoy this one.)
Luke 23, John 15
Captain James T. Quirk
Props: Spark Plugs, Spock ears, Space ship stuff, TV, VCR or slides, Jesus tape
FX: Space FX, Video
Music: Star trek theme
(All scenes take place on the Bridge of the Enterprise. Slides/scenes should reflect a violent act from man's history, straight from periodical headlines.)
Narrator: Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth."
Quirk: Captain's log 5510.4. We have traveled the galaxy for well over 200 years now. The Enterprise has been sent by Starfleet command on what seems to be a bogus expedition. Our mission, to find this elusive factor called love. Chekov has put up several thousand visuals of a world gone mad. Yet from it all, we have seen nothing that remotely reflects love. Our quest has taken us to the cosmos and back with unsuccessful results. Our food supply is low, and we are just about out of fuel. My crew is restless.
Scotty: (interrupting) Captain! I am restless! I don't think we are going to make it! We have been travelin' at warp speeds for centuries now and we are about to run out of crystals!
Quirk: Oh no! Scotty, do you mean we are out of Dylithium crystals!?
Scotty: No Captain! Folgers crystals. I hate travelin' at high speeds without a caffeine fix!
Quirk: Relax Scotty!
Chekov: (interrupts) Captain we have got another event from Earth's history.
Quirk: Good Chekov. Maybe this will reflect the love we have been looking for. Get me a visual.
Chekov: (reluctant) I don't think this is what you're looking for Captain. Seems to be more news headlines.
Quirk: (dejected) No Chekov. Let's move on.
Spock: Good evening Captain.
Quirk: (excited) Spock! Where've you been? We just had a visual. I needed your analysis.
Spock: Sorry Captain. I was in the power room installing these little beauties to help the Enterprise run faster and more efficient.
Quirk: What are those?
Spock: Spock plugs. (looks at audience and smiles)
Quirk: Never mind that Spock. Stay on the bridge. You never know...
Chekov: (interrupts) We have another visual locked in. This may reflect what you're looking for Captain.
Quirk: (sarcastic) Yeah, bring it up.
Spock: Interesting Captain. There seems to be a common link in this society.
Quirk: (sarcastic) You think so! Duh.
Spock: Yes Captain, I just need some time to figure it out.
Quirk: This is getting us nowhere. We need more visuals!
(Enter Dr. Mccoy)
Quirk: Bones! How are things in sick bay?
Mccoy: Dag nabit Jim! We can't continue this voyage without food! People are dying!
Quirk: Calm down Bones. I'll think of something before...
Scotty: (interrupting) I don't think I can go another minute Captain! I need a Twinkie!
Quirk: Shut up Scotty! You hear me! Just...
Chekov: (interrupts) I have another visual locked in.
Quirk: Pull it up quickly.
Mccoy: Dang nabit! It so discouraging Jim! Is there any love in this society!? We have been traveling for years and still the same images.
Spock: There does seem to have been a pattern in the images Captain. They have a common thread. It's on the tip of my tongue. I just need some time and...
Mccoy: (interrupts) Dang nabit ! You blue blooded Vulcan Idiot! It's violence! violence! It's a violent society without love! This voyage is useless!
Quirk: Calm down Bones.
Chekov: Captain we have another visual from Earth's history.
Quirk: Well bring it up!
(Scene of the crucifixion on 'Jesus' video)
Bones: Dang nab it Jim!
Whole crew: Shut up Bones!
Spock: I seem to recall this event in my studies of Earth's history Captain. There is an historical book called the Bible. (grabs Bible from ship's library)
Quirk: Go on Spock.
Bones: No, don't go on you pointy eared emotionless freak!
Quirk: Bones, be quiet!
Spock: This man, whose name escapes me, is found in the pages of this book called the Bible (reads from Luke 23): But with loud shouts they demanded that He be crucified, and their shouts prevailed... Two other men, both criminals were also led out with Him to be executed. When they came to the place...They crucified Him along with the criminals. This man called the Christ as He was dying cried out, Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing.
Quirk: So amidst all this violence, there is great love? Not from those who inflicted it but from the one who received it?
Spock: That's correct Captain. This same Bible states that greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. So by enduring our hate, this man showed us his love.
Quirk: Yes! We have found it! We have found this great love we have been searching for! Yes!
Chekov: Now what Captain? What do we do about it?
Quirk: Uh. Nothing I guess. Ahead warp factor 5, Mr Sulu.
(Star Trek theme)
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