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Ah! There you are, soldier! Now, I bet you're wondering what's going on here.
You see, on ships of all kinds, space or sea, a Red Alert is a call to battle stations.
Klaxon blare constantly, bright red lights flash while normal lighting dims--
--and people rush around to their stations.
Now while it seems like it would be better to turn on all of the work lights and sound the klaxon at once--
--it is often the case that everyone is working under critical conditions with distractions being--
--with distractions being--
Excuse me for a second.
* walks offscreen. A gunshot is heard over the intercom and the klaxons immediately fall silent.*