Friday, April 19, 2019

Massive epicness achieved!

Ladies and gentlemen, late last year I became acquainted with a late-70s sci-fi TV show called Space: 1999. I'd heard of it before -- even received a DVD set that I (much to my chagrin) -- never got around to watching. But I finally found it online and checked it out. Binged both seasons (sadly only two!) over the course of a month or so. It was cheesy and like any show has a litany of plot holes here and there, but I still found it very enjoyable.

The show remained on my mind, and like many a fanfic writer, I wondered what it would be like for those characters in a Trek setting. After finding out there are other fans of the show out there, and especially those that would enjoy a well-written crossover, I knew I had to do it. "New Life, New Civilization - Part Two" is the result of my efforts. Part 1 and 2 of the story were originally two separate stories, but I felt compelled to combine them into one epic-two-parter, the theme of the title being subtly woven into the narrative. I hope I did the characters of Space: 1999 justice.

Once again, I give my thanks to Deggsy O'Brien, author of  the U.S.S. Surefoot series, for allowing me to give his captain a cameo in my story.