First Officer's Log, Stardate 48268.9 (April 9, 2371)
Elon Musk fainted shortly after being revived and was transported to Sickbay for care. The medical team discerned that the prototype nature of the cryogenic freezing was causing a rapid cellular decay, which they were able to stabilize, but Musk required additional rest.
A scan of the nearby system discovered a vibrant, warp-capable civilization that utilized English as its primary language of communication. Captain Ral left a science team, coordinated by Science Officer Pitaki, to investigate the residual tachyon energy being emitted by the hull of the Tesla.
Captain Ral initiated first contact with the beings in this system, who identified themselves as descendants of Earth refugees. It turns out they are descended from the passengers on the Tesla itself, along with some Romulans who crashed on these planets at roughly the same time, about 500 years ago.
The human/Romulan hybrid society seems largely peaceful, and to have adapted to their situation well. They have settled the 5 habitable class-M planets in their system, as well as placed space stations around their system's gas giant and domed cities on their ice planet, for mining purposes. Though they are capable of warp drive, the tachyon field has prevented them from leaving their system to travel the rest of the universe.
The science team believes the arrival of the Tesla is related to the disruption of the tachyon field and to a number of bizarre transporter accidents that happened at the time. Since then, the people of the Tesla system have begun a major works project to build a starship to explore the universe. This project is under way, but upgrading their inter-planetary warp drives to an interstellar scale has provided some technical difficulties.
Captain Ral has made the decision that, in order to preserve the integrity of the timeline, we must find a way to send the Tesla, and Elon Musk, back in time 500 years, to crash on this planet. Our science team is working on the challenge now. I respect the difficult decision … but I also am concerned about this element involving the Romulans, and how they figure into crashing—
First Officer's Log, Supplemental
My earlier designation of these people as "peaceful" may have been premature. I have just received word from Ensign Smith that Lt. Commander Svelt has been attacked and critically injured on the mining planet. They have safely made it to their shuttle.
- Commander Olimund Delai, Executive Officer, U.S.S. Shakespeare