"Good 'ol Cebe, he owned a ranch not far from here. One night, he found some dead cattle, all torn up and mutilated..." he pauses and his eyes light up mischievously. "They's surrounded by the tracks of a vicious beast, likely come from that there yonder Gulf. A hunter from pure oblivion. Stealthy as the night and more fierce than any storm..."
Captain's Log, Stardate 120118 We've begun the journey east, skirting the edge of this subspace void. We were told that before the ion storm, this was a scenic flight to rival the beauty of any planet in the Federation. The inhabitants here faced the abyss with festive colors and stalwart charm. This is maybe a … Continue reading Heart of Darkness
Away from the void there are many miles of forests and swamps to be found. Peaceful scenery, but there are also less peaceful signs. One area I pass is littered with trophies of war. Federation battle cruisers and light interceptors decorate the side of the highway like yard art...
All is fine here on planet Florida. Nothing at all wrong. The crew is amazing. There's no reason to suspect them of anything. Even if they have access to Discovery's systems and, through some combination of sheer accident and coincidence, compromise my transmission to Starfleet and begin reading this very log entry which, of course, reports nothing out of the ordinary...
This week, I want to step back into reality (which may or may not vary from the story of our intrepid Captain and crew...) We've been nomads for four months now. While we're still newbs, we've developed a few useful insights I'd like to share. First, this isn't a lifestyle for everyone. You need to … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Discovery
Captain's Log, Stardate 11032018 We've reached the area of space from where the distress signal was transmitted and uncovered a thin sliver of civilization surrounded on all sides by a restless void. An almost soothing presence, it is hard to believe that terrible anomalies can emerge from such a tranquil horizon. These subspace tempests form … Continue reading Turnabout Beachside
Universal translators are a fickle thing. Yes, they can provide a literal translation but they can't revise and rearrange ideas. Anytime a maintenance query or systems report request begins with "Shaka, when the walls fell," I'm out.
Captain's Log, Stardate 10192018 Our request for assistance was finally answered. On the darkside of the unmanned outpost, we should have been relieved. What came through over the comms however, wasn't a Starfleet engineering team. He was clearly a native of the sector (having failed the Carbonation Protocol and confused the sound "pop" with "soda" … Continue reading The Captain’s Conspiracy
Far from the typical beer swilling, black out, junk flashing party days of our nation's leaders, my college glory days involved a decidedly different all-nighter - gaming. When I downed a tankard of mead, there was usually a constitution check involved. If anyone passed out it was from either self-induced sugar comas or lack of … Continue reading Battletech – Digitally Reliving the Glory Days
We're travelling this weekend, so there won't be another captain's log entry for Discovery. Fleeing southward from some consistent freezing temps, we'll be headed to the Florida panhandle in the wake of hurricane Michael. Assuming our reservations remain intact, we'll gladly pump some tourist dollars into the community there and see what, if anything, we … Continue reading Engage!