Once I got into
Lothar's internal extradimensional volume, I searched for power sources. Lothar had clearly regained consciousness after my Daddy Storvik supplied him with alcohol, but he was still unable to move. My theory was that Lothar's internal cybernetic systems needed to be recharged or restarted in some way; and that once they had been re-activated, he would once again be able to move.
The power generators and capacitors came on-line easily, but Lothar remained immobile. Although he was conscious, and his electronics were working, they did not appear to be communicating with each other. Next, I searched for control modules. I found a rather large, complex metal unit which appeared to be interfaced with his spinal cord on one side, with plasma conduits leading to the mechanical systems on the other side.
I carefully opened the unit's casing, and found it filled with a complex array of isolinear chips, indicator lights, switches, and small bio-gel packs. I toggled one of the switches, and felt Lothar moving around me.
"Stop that!" I heard him shout.
"Why are you hitting yourself, Lothar?" asked a passing crewman.
"Because I can't reach you!" I heard Lothar snarl back.
I restored the switch to its original position, and Lothar ceased his movement. Apparently, Lothar was (for some reason) no longer capable of consciously controlling his physical systems. Those systems remained fully functional, however, and I could control them from the inside. Unfortunately, there were no labels on any of the vast array of controls and lights, so I would be forced to learn their usage by trial and error.
I used my PADD to create a schematic of the controls and indicator lights, and labelled the first one that I had activated "self-abuse"…