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  • Mirra sat in the big chair on the Kestrel's empty bridge once again. It was the midwatch and Crewman Aktay had just wandered out on her rounds after bringing her a berry tart Bennie had made for tomorrow's breakfast. The Pakled woman was a marvel, to have so quickly adapted to a culture and technology so alien to that of…
  • Chuss entered the Sickbay where Mirra lay on the biobed he had so recently occupied, though she, at least, was able to lie on her back. "I am glad to see the Doctor was able to treat the poison," he said. "Thanks for coming," the Lieutenant said. "I wanted to ask you something." He stepped over to the bed and waited as she…
  • The debriefing with the local constabulary was exhausting. By comparison, the debriefing with Starfleet was short and concise. Lee hoped the trend would continue when he got back to the Kestrel and made his report to the Senior Marshal. But there was one more task to be done first. "Madam Minister," he called to the…
  • The suite was clear, though the beds had been ransacked for their sheets. Those were now in the elevator shaft with the unconscious attackers. Lucky returned to the comm panel and keyed it for the receptionist. "Hi, it's me again," Lucky said. "I'll stay on the line this time until the police arrive. I want to talk to the…
  • Chief Petty Officer Voght saw a vessel on the scanner moving toward the planet at high warp. It had no transponder signal and it made no attempt to communicate with the planet or the Kestrel. She hit the Red Alert icon on the tactical console then linked to Communications and triggered the Emergency: Crew Recall switch.…
  • That last line should be, "...actually forget to call the police." I sit in a Lowes parking lot using a borrowed laptop and borrowed wifi to make this post. There is a long, sad story to explain this state of affairs, the gist of which is that you should never allow a hackberry tree to live. They grow dying, and fall down,…
  • Marshal Lee, Dr. Sar, and Deputy Star transported to the surface, inside an environmental dome, on the colony world of Goanen II. It was a relatively small dome set in a complex of small arcologies and domes which formed a city on the airless world. "Marshal," a human female greeted them. "I'm glad you've made it. I'm…
  • Max Crafting level, of course. Sorry for the confusion, I made a mistake in that I was thinking of Reputation when I was talking about Crafting. Two different systems. Experimental Heavy Weapons Lances would be craftable at Level 20. But Reputation derived Lances would need to be T6!
  • Lance weapons of every energy type should be craftable as Experimental Heavy Weapons. T6 in crafting, of course. Wide Arc DBBs might be interesting, but with the power drawdown of DBBs and the reduction in damage of an Arc weapon, it might just be about the same as a Beam Array as far as damage output is concerned.
  • Interesting start. It took me a moment to connect the Dahar Master to the girlish Orion. I liked your use of communiques as your opening. Who issued the orders?
  • What about a Lunar Orbital Tether which passes through Lunar L2 and extends out to +g far enough to offset the mass of the cable in Luna's gravity well? In this scenario we place a rotating hula-hoop station at LL2 with the Darkside Tether passing through its hub. Vessels dock at Hula Station and are moved via cable cars…
  • The Proton Proc is a 50/50 chance to deal additional Proton damage on Critial Hit, so boost to one's Crit H increases the likelihood of the proc. Fully agree that Proton needs some love, but I can wait for an enemy which uses proton damage to get it. So far there are none. Plasma, however, is the standard loadout weapon of…
  • In the 1960s bowling was a big thing in working class America. It's a bit less so today.
  • First Contact to Enterprise: the establishment of the United Earth Space Probe Agency. Human's first explorations of the stars. Enterprise to Discovery: the Colonial Era. Humanity begins to colonize, and runs into Orions and other regional powers. TOS Movie Era to TNG: the Alpha Quadrant Expansion. Up aginst the Romulan…
  • "Okay, Mister Friday, what's next?" Lee asked. The diminutive holographic woman in the holographic office on the other side of his bulkhead said, "That was the last item." "I'm caught up?" he asked. "The ship is in good condition, it's stores are fully stocked, and all of the required reports up to this date are completed…
  • Question: why did their clothes dissolve with them, but not objects they were holding?
  • I think the OP presented an elegant solution: allow new participants to an in-progress event with an empty slot. If a palyer were to, say, shout to his fleet that he needed help in a particular TFO, some help might arrive like the proverbial cavalry. This is a very Star Trek solution as well, as it rewards team play and…
  • I have often wondered, what would be the establishment reaction if a well done version of Asimov's Foundation were ever made? It is a deep philosophical work on the rise and fall of empires and the evolution of humanity. It is a work of art at its finest, able to hold its own against any of the great classics of English…
  • Or maybe, and stick with me, I know it's a difficult concept to grasp, but just maybe, the marketing came across as denigrating to men? Not all of us want to see women go back to the way it was in the 1800s. Things sucked back then. (See A Million Ways To Die In The West for specific examples.) I tried to teach my girls…
  • Roadie as the new Iron Man. Falcon as the new Captain America, trading with Bucky, or simultaneously. Valkyrie Scarlet Witch Black Panther Shuri takes over Stark's role as inventor in chief, and subs for her brother when he vanishes becoming the first female Black Panther. There: I've just begun the New Avengers! Plots…
  • I wonder what moose tastes like in a sauce piquant?
  • According to Bullwinkle the plural of Moose is Meese. (Goose/geese, moose/meese.) Of course, you youngsters know nothing of Bullwinkle. 10 minute shorts with hundred-episode story arcs, serialized for your pleasure, and interrupted by Fractured Fairy Tales, Aesop and Son, World of Commander McBragg, Mr. Peabody's…
  • At one point, I forget which episode, but in reference to Yoeman Rand Kirk comments on the idiots at Starfleet HQ who gave him a female yoeman. I interpreted that remark as 'dangling temptation' as opposed to heterophobia. As captain, an intimate relationship with a crewman or junior officer would be inappropriate, and…
  • Playing with rumors and ideas is fun. Taking them seriously is bad for your heart. But I have to draw the line at those kids who talk so fast you have to wonder if they are talking while inhaling. I have to admit to a certain degree of curiosity about where Marvel goes from here. Their current cast of actors is getting…
  • Romulan ship might be cool. I honestly hadn't thought of that one. I doubt it's "Picard's" ship, though. His Captain days are supposed to be over. He'll probably be the guy who pays the bills, so to speak, but not the guy who says, "Engage!" As for not having a ship: it's star trek! There needs to be a hero ship. Even DS9…
  • That's a lot of simultaneous reading, PawPaw. I can only handle two or three books at a time. I'm reading A Century of Dishonor by Helen Jackson at the moment. Recently finished The Stand, and before that it was Dragonsong, (rereading, I first encountered the Harpers of Pern books in the early 80s.)
  • Here's hoping Capt. Rambeau gets a shot at the role. Love to see a New Orleans native on screen. If so, I would hope they actually use a New Orleans accent, which I have never seen on TV or in the movies. Usually we get something like Scott Bakula's Southern Drawl or Remy LeBeau's Cajun. For those who don't know, Louisiana…
  • I happen to enjoy speculation based on rumors. It's harmless and its fun, and the very worst case scenario is that I look like a dummy when the real story comes out. #notafraidtolookstupid Picard is by the rumors appearing to be based on Renegades, which would be sad because the potential for new story ideas is huge. A…
  • In the old days Plasma sacrificed initial damage for a DoT proc in the same way that Chronitons sacrifice initial damage for a Slow proc. Of course, back then the big bad guy was The Borg and they came with Plasma Resistance, so Plasma sucked and nobody wanted it. I wouldn't mind if the slow and weak plasma burn was…
  • Well, I happened upon it while it was on the sand. I thought it was a rock because it was just an odd-shaped bump on the sand, so I picked it up. It wrapped its arms around my wrist. I panicked and tried to pull it loose, but I had one free hand and it had eight. It made a football-sized ball of black water and shot off…