We've got six complete characters. Disaster, Karrth, Sorak, and Shadowpants are the incompletes at this point. I plan to start over the weekend, so hopefully they can get finished over the next couple of days. Fortunately, in this sort of game I think we could reasonably start without them and then they could join the cast out of the faceless masses of the surviving crew as we go along.
If you have ideas as to where on the ship your character might have been during the battle and escape, feel free to discuss it here. Being on the bridge or in the engineering control room would be bad choices since you wouldn't have survived, but you might have been near them and escaped (relatively) unharmed before access was sealed.