Happy friggin New Years everyone!!! Sorry to be out of touch but have
had a few challenges this year. In many ways still a good year, but the
election cycle and the state of the country has been quite disturbing.
My biggest issue is not about who won so much as how and why they won.
I've lost a lot of respect for the current political process and please
tell me why we don't get rid of career politicians. Term limits would
clear out all the do nothings and bring lots of fresh blood and
inspiration into the system. In any case enough with all that. Just
wanted to give thanks for all the blessings in my life and for all of
you dear friends who have supported and believed in me over the years.
Sending you all only the very, very best in life!!!!!!
It Has Been Two Weeks Since The USS Viking's Encounter With The Cylons.
50 PARSECS OUTSIDE THE MILKY WAY GALAXY - BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Admiral William Adama Was Summoned To Galactica's CIC Where Col. Saul Tigh,Galactica's XO, Lt.Felix Gaeta, Capt. Kara Thrace, And Lt. Karl Agathon Are Waiting:
"Found Something?" "We Might Have,Admiral." Thrace Answers "Gatea,Tell them What You Found" " Sirs, We Picked Up Some Strange Transmissions From A System Dead Ahead;" Gaeta Pulls Out Some Charts,And Lays them Out " They Seem To Be Coming from This System,Here." He Puts His Finger On the Solar System- (Known To The Federation as Sector 001) " There Seems To Be A Advanced Civilization In This System - And They Speak our Language."
"WHAT?!" Col. Tigh Chimes in " You're Telling Us that That Could Possibly Be EARTH?" " According To the Star Maps, It's in exactly the Place Where we Could See The Scorpia Nebula,Where we Saw it on Kobol." Gaeta Answers. Silence.
"You Sure About this?" Adama asks " Sir, Iv'e Double-and Triple-Checked Everything,Using All of our Information,Including The Scrolls Of Pythia; Everything Fits .....All The Evidence Says this Could Be Very well What we've been searching For!" " Have we gotten Any Hard Data on this System?" Asks Adama " It obviously Supports Life - And,There Are Indications Of Technology That We Have Never Heard of." " What Technology?" " Well,Sir, Their Transmissions refer To Things like ' Anti-matter','Phasers', 'Photon Torpedoes' 'Transporters' 'Replicators'-Things I can't begin To Wrap my Head Around!" " Whatever These People Are.." Agathon Points Out ".. We Just Can't pop Into their Space And Say we're related to them; They Will Want To know Who we Are." " I Agree" says Adama " Whatever Kind Of Self-Defense They Have, We Can't Take Chances...We Need To Approach them With some kind of Diplomacy...But First, we Need To see just how advanced they Are." " Way Ahead of You, Admiral" says Thrace " We've determined That we Could Reach their Orbit in Four Jumps... What we Could Do Is Send a Raptor To This planet To Scout Their Forces And To see if They Could Be Friendly to Us....Also, we Can Figure Out If we Can adapt To their Civilization By Close sampling."
"And Who Says You're Not Bright!" Tigh Comments "Helo? You ready To say Hello To the People of 'Earth'?" Asks Adama " Racetrack And I Are Ready To Go,Sir, Just Give The word."
While The USS Enterprise-E,Docked in The Royal Druish Shipyards, Is Completing Installation Of Her New Warp Core,Following the Encounter With The Son'A In The 'Briar Patch', Capt. Jean-luc Picard Is Summoned To A Briefing With Fleet Admiral Braxton; Braxton Is Working on a Model Ship At His Private Home,Near The Royal Palace. " Admiral?" Picard Knocks " Come in,Jean-Luc!"
" That's Quite A project You Have!"Says Picard , Noticing The Large, Imposing 20th Century Aircraft Carrier On the Admiral's Bench. " Can You Guess The Ship?" Braxton Challenges Picard Closely examines The Hull And The Superstructure; After a Few Seconds, He Clearly recognizes " It Has to be The SHINANO."
"Correct,Jean-luc; What Gave it Away?" " YAMATO-Class Hull; Supposed To be the Third Ship Of That Class, Until The Japanese Fleet lost Four carriers At Midway."
"Very Good,Jean-Luc!.. Speaking of Ships,Let's Get To The Reason Why You're here." Braxton Goes to a Computer Terminal "Computer...Play Sensor Logs Of USS Viking...Stardate 49723.5" As Jean-Luc Picard Intensely watches The Playback Of The Cylon Attack On the Viking, He wonders If This Unkown Enemy Could Be more dangerous than The Borg.
" And that's All we know" Braxton Concludes as the Playback is finished " These Attackers were Biomechanical drones Of Some sort,According to the Viking's Sensors...They Ignored the Viking's Hails And challenges..And Proceeded With a Swarm Attack ; The good News Is,That they Knew Nothing of Our Shields Or weapons,And were easily destroyed; They tried a Second, Larger Attack, And were Beaten Back With a Volley of Photon torpedoes." " Jean-luc Picard asks " Is there Any indication Where they came from?" " The Viking's Long-range sensors Indicated that they Came From Beyond the Known Border Of Our Galaxy, In a Path That points To the Andromeda Galaxy." "You Think, Whoever they Are, They Might Be planning an Invasion?" Asks Picard " We Really Don't Know For Sure." Answers Braxton " I Have Conferred With Both Starfleet Command,And the Federation Council..Who,Or what They Are,we Need To Find out What their intentions Are, Good,Or Bad.. That's Why The Enterprise Is Headed To the Border As Soon as She's Ready To Leave Dock.. Your orders Are simple: If They Show Up Again, And, If they Once Again Display Hostile Intent, Do Not Hesitate: Report Back as Fast As You Can,And we Will Deal With Them; I Am Assembling The Combat Ships of the Seventh Fleet just in Case They Didn't get the message last time....Any Questions?" "No Sir." replies Picard " Good Luck,Captain!"
just purchased my G3 gold membership! really excited!