September 25, 2006

The Indianoids


Not a Sioux said...

I'm kind of impressed with those guys: they've managed to produce a rather compact two-person starship that can propel itself through space through simple deflection by small paddles (a sort of ram scoop or variation on solar-sail technology?). Their projectiles also managed to easily slip through the Enterprise's defector shields as if they did not exist and directly impact the hull itself: something that Romulans and Klingons typically are not capable of.

Rob said...

Excellent points.

In the old IRONWOLF comic book, people built spaceships out of anti-gravity wood. Maybe these Indians came from the same planet.

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
In "Brothers Of The Blood," written by me and with a story by me and my cousin Milton for STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, the Natives on the World of Miramanee (from Margaret Armen's "The Paradise Syndrome") have become technological in the 80 to 100 years since the visit by the Starship ENTERPRISE. And they have studied the technology of the asteroid deflector in the obelisk and imitated it to make a "repulsion-drive" for their stone spaceships. Using gravity waves, it can repel from all matter behind the ship to accelerate past light speed and then repel from all matter ahead of the ship to slow down again. They go looking for the people of The God Who Bled, the people who live beyond the sky and eventually encounter Jean-Luc Picard's ENTERPRISE. The episode was purchased but not performed because the producers decided not to do stories about war.
All Best
Russ Bates

Not a Sioux said...

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" could have used more interesting sequels to old-show episodes such as "Brothers Of The Blood", and less of the Troi-as-a-Cake, railroad engineers in the bulkheads, and Lwuxana Troi mudbath parties.

Rob said...

Miramanee's people became technological in one century? Impressive.

That must be the biggest jump in civilization since the Sigma Iotians in "A Piece of the Action"--if not bigger. Did you provide any explanation for this amazing leap in abilities?

Have you tried pitching this story to the people who do Star Trek novels? I don't think they're open to submissions from newcomers like me, but maybe they would be to veterans like you.

Not a Sioux said...

Submitting it to Pocket Books ("Star Trek" publisher would be a GREAT idea!). However, the collapse of the franchise has affected the books as well. They don't publish nearly as many as they used to. I'm sure part of the sales slump is the result of decisions by the publisher as well. The Trek novels for each TV series used to be numbered, which made it easy to remember which ones you had and which ones you did not. They dispensed with that.