|Star Trek: The Original Series [Enemy Unseen] (standard:Fan Fiction, 2141 words) [1/2] show all parts|
|Author: Captain Kirk||Updated: Aug 20 2002||Views/Reads: 2243/1366||Part vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|In this episode, the Enterprise responds to a distress call sent by a mining colony on Gamma Hydra V. Having been attacked and raided, the colony is besieged by an invisible army that uses the jungle to conceal itself...until now!|
Star Trek: The Original Series "Enemy Unseen" Again, I must proclaim that I don't work for Paramount, Inc. or Star Trek, or any other franchise. If they knew I was writing stories like this, they'd either want to hire me or vaporize me, and I don't intend to find out. Hope you enjoy the story. "Captain's Log: Stardate 0923.4. The Enterprise is currently on a routine mission to Gamma Hydra V, a planet devoid of major industrialized civilizations and the turmoil and chaos that generally accompanies them. In fact, there are only two major concentrations of life on the entire jungle planet, both of which are mining colonies that the Federation has bartered with for years. A primary source of dilithium crystals for more than a dozen races, Gamma Hydra V lies partially in an area of space that has yet to be charted in great detail. The Enterprise is responding to an all-channel distress signal sent out by the chief of the southernmost mining colony, who claims that his camp has been subject to several recent attacks by a race of unknown origin, and that the intruders are stripping his mines of all natural minerals on a nightly basis. Since the miners make use of very few high-technology tools outside of their drills and communication systems, they seem unprepared to fend off the intruders." Captain James Kirk stood in front of his command chair, his right arm poised vertically against his horizontal left arm, fist under his chin in the thinker's pose. He stared past his navigator, Ensign Pavel Chekov, and his helmsman, Ensign Hikaru Sulu, at the forward viewscreen as brilliant, multicolored stars streaked past his ship at Warp 6. He turned slowly to his first officer. "Mr. Spock, estimated time of arrival, Gamma Hydra V?" He watched the Vulcan punch a few buttons at his science station, then flip a white switch and read the sensor readout. "Captain, I estimate that we will arrive within visual range of Gamma Hydra V in three minutes, and transporter range in six minutes, respectively." Spock eyed his captain momentarily, and then returned to his sensor readings. "Uhura," Kirk turned to his communications officer, "Open a channel to the southern colony, Nexus Iota." He nodded, as if to accentuate his order, then returned to his command chair and straightened his yellow command jacket. "Captain, I have the colony chief on the main viewscreen." Uhura flipped a few switches and turned to the forward viewscreen, as if to make certain her feed was actually registering at its destination. The display of stars that were previously streaking by suddenly switched to the inside of a metallic room that resembled a utility shed, in the middle of which was standing a tall, slender being with an exaggerated head and long, wiry arms. The alien's skin was also very metallic-like, a silver tone that refracted light the way a drop of rainwater could. This gave the being's skin a similar effect to that of a prism, spinning many vivid colors off of it so that it was not unlike a hologram. The creature's clothing consisted of a green tunic with an orange emblem on the right breast, the meaning of which Kirk was unsure. Its head was large and ovular, with two great dark eyes and a large, full mouth. "This is Captain James Kirk of the U.S.S. Enterprise, United Federation of Planets. We received your distress call, and are responding to assist you by any means necessary to restore peace to your mining colony." Kirk stood and took two steps toward the viewscreen, deeply intrigued by the being's elegant and calming demeanor. "Captain James Kirk, we appreciate your quick response to our plea. I am Qui Kiktok Amanaris Detak, chief of the mining colony Nexus Iota. We have recently been terrorized by an alien force unknown to our people, and are suffering the loss of mining minerals that are pertinent to the survival of our people." "I see. Well, if it's alright with your people, I'll transport down to the surface with some of my crew and begin a formal investigation on your behalf." Kirk glanced over his shoulder at Spock, who quickly shot Click here to read the rest of this story (175 more lines)
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