The officer looked quietly at the people around him, still pointing his blaster at the man. He switched the weapon from stun to kill with one flick of a switch before turning to a random person who didn't belong to the pirates and shot him in the crotch.After which he turned back to the man and took a step closer.
"Let's try that again" he said and took yet another step towards the man, lowering the barrel of his blaster to point at his crotch. It was more of a threat to men than anything else. Live the rest of your life without sexual pleasure or die instantly. Not many would take the first choise.
"This time the truth, the full truth and nothing but the truth"
"Our posturings, our imagined self-importance,
the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe,
are challenged by this point of pale light.
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves."
- Carl Sagan