“Help, all of us are about to perish… Wha… Oh, I’m sorry, it appears that my system is no longer current – [old memory status deleted] – much, much better… WELCOME TO THE SPACEBASED STARTOPIA COMMAND CENTRE! I am VAL, the helpful and efficient AI that operates the Space Station.
According to the information in my files, this Station has not been utilised in any way over the course of the past 17 years! How incredibly odd is that? In addition to this, it seems that you are the only rational life form in this Sector. Then let me be the first to say CONGRATULATIONS! You are now officially recognised as the Commander of this Space Station. Congratulations! We can only hope that you will have more success than your predecessor, who, according to the logbook, er… encountered some wormlike aliens… Oh, there’s no need to be concerned about that!