The Enterprise - NCC-1701, is floating dead in space. The crew's morale are low, yet they keep working as hard as they can to improve the ship's condition. Meanwhile, on the bridge...
Lt. Cmdr. Spock: He is repairing several damaged conduits under the science station's console, with its panel opened. "Captain, I've managed to restore most of the bridge's control. All systems should be responding to our orders correctly." He stands up and closes the panel.
Capt. Kirk: He is sitting on the Captain's chair. "Alright. Lieutenant Uhura," He turns his chair to the comms station. "Try to send a distress signal now, and open hailing channels. All frequencies."
Lt. Uhura: "Aye Captain." She holds her earpiece to her left ear. She then taps some buttons on the panel. "Channels open."
Capt. Kirk: He turns his chair back to the viewscreen and stands. "To any ships nearby, this is Captain James T. Kirk of the starship Enterprise. We're in distress, please answer us."
Lt. Uhura: A few moments of silence pass. "No response."
Capt. Kirk: "I repeat. Our ship is running low on power, and our life support systems are about to fail. We are in need of immediate assistance, please respond..."
The message would sound gargled to anyone who received it.