“How long until we reach Saturn?” Captain Ruth garbled. “I demand an estimate!”
“One hour.” Stacy garbled.
Captain Ruth slammed her fists on her futuristic space desk.
“Dang it, that’s not fast enough!” she garbled. “If we don’t reach Saturn by 3 p.m. it will explode!”
“Oh, no.” Stacy garbled.
Captain Ruth sneezed.
“Bless you.” garbled Stacy.
“Looks like we only have one option,” Captain Ruth garbled. “We need to go turbo speed. It’s the only way to reach Saturn in time!”
“Oh my god. Great. Just great. Juuuuust great. I have to go all the way to the engine room. Just GREAT!” Stacy garbled.
Stacy got up and opened the futuristic door. She looked at the engine worker robot.
“Throw some anti-matter in the engine, Gartha, we need to go turbo speed!” Stacy garbled.
“Are you familiar with the old robot term ‘does not compute’?” Gartha garbled, bending over.
“Oh, right.” Stacy garbled.
Stacy put a shiny, futuristic coin in Gartha’s butt.
“Thanks for putting a coin in my butt.” Gartha garbled.
“Any time, Gartha.” Stacy garbled. “Hey, have I ever mentioned that I think it’s really cool that you’re a talking machine.”
“The future is here.” Gartha garbled.
“I can’t believe you just said that,” Stacy garbled. “Partly because it’s so cool that you’re a talking robot and partly because that was a hilarious joke!”
Gartha looked Stacy right in the eyes.
“Why the hell did you name me Gartha?”
Gartha loaded up the space machine engine with protoplasm-plasma-cosmo-crystal particles.
Stacy left the room.
“Geez, Captain Ruth, if I could describe that futuristic robot in two words it would be ‘turkey burger’ because I thought it would be great, but it is actually very lame.” Stacy garbled.
“Buckle up, space face.” Captain Ruth garbled.
Stacy pushed a button on the futuristic supercomputer and made the spaceship go turbo speed.
“You know what would make this space doohickey better? If there was a microwave in here,” Stacy garbled. “How am I supposed to make this futuristic space popcorn?”
“Do you ever tone down your pipes, you popcorn kernel?!” Captain Ruth garbled. “We’ve got a planet to save.”
They got to Saturn at 2:30 p.m. and saved it from exploding. Everyone was happy. Even Gartha cheered.