Zim and Lard Nard spent the next two weeks getting everything up to speed. While the Captain led a team of engineers on the efforts to fix the ships warp core, which was currently working at half it's full speed, Zim was organizing a small two man team to accompany him on his covert mission planet side. Due to the nature of the information they might come across, that meant Zim could only pick from clearance personnel. With the low amount of available staff they had on hand, due to the unachievable recruitment quota, there weren't very many people to choose from.
Not many acceptable people anyway – and Zim used that term loosely.
Zim was in the training simulator, effective on medium, as he watched Lt. Spleenk try and fail to preform a basic evasive maneuver. He was never very athletic.
Unfortunately, Zim couldn't pick from most of the clearanced athletic crew because several of them were taller than he. Normally, height was not a big deal – especially on a Vortian run ship