Science Fiction...ey (Part 2)

by Frostbite
originally published at 02:10PM on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Stardate 2764-159, 21:17 Earth Time. Somewhere near the planet Rathos.

We had watched in horror as 7 of the 9 ships we had were turned to mere space debris in a matter of seconds. The Intrepid, a small frigate, never made it through the first hyperspace jump, and came out the other end a tiny compressed ball of metal, no more than 2ft around. Faster-than-light space travel can do strange things.

The Corvatti battle cruiser, on the other hand, had followed us flawlessly, and as the black and red hull emerged from the hole in space, it wasted no time in firing off a series of short, devastating blasts that ripped our engines completely apart.

“Prepare for emergency planetary landing.” Said the calm, collected voice of the ship’s computer. It knew not the human emotions befalling us. Men were crying as the ship broke the atmosphere, barreling toward the planet’s gray surface.

I will try to continue this historical record as long as possible. My name is Ensign Mark Glaive, and (DATA STREAM INTERRUPTED )

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Comments

  • from SunEyedGirl:

    Very good, I feel like I’m watching star trek. I’ma call you Cap’n Kirk : )

  • from Frostbite:

    I always liked Star Wars better, but ok lol :)

  • from MeAndTheMoon:

    I like this a lot! while i also prefer star wars, something about this is rather trekky but it doesn’t take away from the cool factor.
    Color me amused

  • from A Joker:

    It feels real. Good stories always feel real.

  • from Stovohobo:

    This is great, and I like the interrupted ending.

  • from blueyedwonder:

    owch. okay. no really i like the ending.

  • from g2 (la pianista irlandesa):

    It’s almost like the other side of War of the Worlds (the radio version, not the recent movie)... brilliant!

  • from Oy:

    Did you run out of characters? :-)

  • from ALRO613 ♪ LoA ♫:

    well there’s a definite Star Trek theme to this … and god-bless ya for it… “I LOVE TREK ”

    For those who may have missed it—I believe Frostbite he has made a couple of Star Trek: Voyager references..

    7 of 9 – being the borg crew member..
    and Intrepid: USS Voyager was an Intrepid Class Starship..

    Very nice..
    Love the story too!!
    Hope to see more.