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
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
Leaving Paradise - We've seen swamps, powdery beaches, and forests so still and quiet, you might just forget about the alligators lurking in the water...
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
"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...
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.