Captain's Log, Stardate 130621
I have never felt such a sense of confusion. But our mission and the looming threat to the hostages is helping me focus. Dr Brogdram has been... infultrated. I am unsure how much of what she says is her, and how much is the alien within her. We are attempting to stay at warp 9 as long as possible to reach the coordinates we were given, as instructed. What we will face when we get there I do not know. Meantime every department is working to get back on track and ensure systems are optimal. We must have weapons, shields... and diplomacy ready when we arrive. I have called a briefing with senior officers for 1000 hours. We must be ready.