This Side of Paradise

Stardate ???????? My absence requires a long and difficult explanation. I only hope the higher-ups at Starfleet will look favorably on my past record. My hope is that I shall not be deemed unfit for duty. Our first sign of trouble was when the communications array on Discovery went dark. We'd just entered a system … Continue reading This Side of Paradise

Why I Pulled a Janeway…

Okay so maybe we didn't get lost in the outer reaches of interstellar space. But I have dropped completely off the blog radar in the last month, and the adventures of our intrepid Captain have been put on a serious hiatus. I have good reasons though. In January, I released a book, Under the Flickering … Continue reading Why I Pulled a Janeway…

Mission Amok

Captain's Log, Stardate 012019 I am still recovering in sickbay from the ritual combat. It must have been the strange atmosphere of that desolate place, or perhaps the alien puppet masters who were in charge, pulling the strings for their entertainment, but my memories aren't quite clear. I recall the Gorn. The beady eyed, scaly … Continue reading Mission Amok

Arena – Battle in the Marsh

Captain's Log, Stardate 011119 Our mission accomplished at the Gulf, we will soon depart for the opposite edge of the Florida system. This mysterious crossroads of alien life and cultures has been a welcome place to explore.  My only hope is that they will overcome the devastation wrought by the storms and return to their … Continue reading Arena – Battle in the Marsh

The Devil in the Dark – Part II

Captain's Log, Stardate 122218 We have arrived at the planetside location known as Tate's Hell and it is, indeed, hellish. The shuttle landing pad is constructed from countless corpses of what appears to be an alien species. Little remains but their shells. I do not wish to speculate how they met their fate. I can … Continue reading The Devil in the Dark – Part II

The Devil in the Dark

"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..."

Heart of Darkness

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

The Doomsday Machine…or not

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...

A Mirror, Smudgy

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...