RELEASED: 2109: Black Sun Rising, the prequel logs
I’m VERY excited for this release because I’m enamored with the show as a whole, and also because I co-wrote the prequels that will be coming out over the next six months as promotion for the show that will start releasing next year. The only question is whether I can keep the other 5 (there may actually be another too, I just heard) episodes under wraps until they release officially… Just kidding, I’ll behave, but I won’t lie, I have a favorite episode and I want you all to hear it. For now, let me introduce you to
2109: Black Sun Rising, the prequel logs
The basic concept is that humans have figured out faster-than-light (FTL) travel. Now they’re going to use it to go to the nearest place known: Alpha Centauri. Hopefully, nothing goes wrong.
See the bottom of this post for a script of this episode.
These are all very short episodes, ranging from 8-15 minutes, so there’s no reason not to give it a try. It’s a little pulp sci-fi, a little space opera, and written by two guys who have appeared in Star Trek universe fan fic audio dramas and have a deep love for that original series.
NOTE: This episode mentions the names Chief Science Officer Sigler and Chief Engineer Melznick. Both are in tribute to favorite new media artists of mine. I HIGHLY recommend getting a free/pay-what-you-can taste of them at Podiobooks.com
Episode 1/7DYLLAN PIKE: Captain’s log: Captain Dyllan Pike reporting. Computer, confirm.
COMPUTER VOICE: Identity confirmed. Proceed Captain.
DYLLAN PIKE: It’s no secret that I am no fan of playing ‘dear diary,’ however, I do understand the need for such documentation for historical purposes and to help us if something goes wrong, though I doubt there would be much hope of rescue in a bad situation considering the nature of this operation, so I’ll <coughs-condescendingly> chug some of this <gags> military issue coffee in a toast to things running as smoothly as possible and attempt to fill the time required by regs. <to himself> Gawd this is awful… We can terraform planets.. But can’t make freeze dried coffee to save our ass..
<<drinks more coffee>>
Yep…Still tastes like… Computer ignore my last in reference to this <coughs> Coffee..
COMPUTER VOICE: Yes Captain.
Where was I?
Of course, you’ll have all the technical mission data stored by the computer, so I won’t rehash that. The morale of the crew is high, despite having to leave two weeks before the 2091 international football championship game. We will be expecting a recording of that to be sent to us as soon as possible via space probe as we will be too far out for normal comms by that point… On a side note, several crew members have requested that all commercials be stripped from said recording. Funny, the details people dwell on in the course of making human history…
Already, there have been some personality conflicts, the most notable being between Chief Science Officer Sigler and Chief Engineer Melznick. The former wanting to make sure all of his experiments are given priority when we reach our destination, the latter insisting that he be bothered as little as possible while he focuses on quote “getting us there in one <coughs> fill in your favorite military venacular there <chuckles> piece first,” endquote. I have expressed to both my belief that they each have enough to do without annoying each other.
Otherwise, the only declaration I have to make is that I miss my new fiancee and hope to get home to her safely and as soon as possible.
It’s safe to say that we’re all very excited about our mission and anxious to not fail humanity. Wish us luck, Terra Command.
COMPUTER VOICE: Yes Captain?
DYLLAN PIKE: Save recording and send to Terra Command at earliest opportunity. Also save a copy named Log-colon-one in my personal folder in a new subfolder named Asimov1 Mission Logs. And dispatch a comm probe with this data at your earliest convenience to Earth.
COMPUTER VOICE: Yes captain. Message saved. Message added to ship’s log. Message added to personal log. Message to be sent to Terra Command in sixteen-point-three-two minutes via Interstellar Communication Probe. Is that all, Captain?
DYLLAN PIKE: Yes computer, thank you.
COMPUTER VOICE: It’s my pleasure, Captain.