And another: (I write Star Trek fantasy/fan fiction)An exercise in creative writing. In a paragraph or three, describe something that fits into the Science Fiction genre. Something you made up yourself.
This is an open-ended exercise to help get those creative juices flowing.
(This is the start of my screenplay for The Idiot Who Made Everything )
The year is 2414. Starfleet and the Federation and their predecessors have been at ceaseless war for more than 400 years. Energy rationing is extreme, so much so that clothing and other non-essentials have long been done away with for replicator rations and shipboard energy.
One enemy, the Borg, an abomination of a convergence of technology and human biology are relentlessly consuming worlds. Yet no one has asked the question: Why? Until now.
One day, all Borg activity ceases as if in suspended animation and the strangest untraceable message anyone in Starfleet has ever received is sent to Vice Admiral Rachel G Brown, every 24 hours, over secured Federation subspace channels:
“To continue repairing your timeline, please insert *crack* eleven dollars and twenty seven cents *crack* into the phone booth to continue. Cheers!”
Under a veil of extreme secrecy, Captain Rachel G Brown works with Section 31 and technology acquired from the now defunct Borg to commission the Federation’s first time and alternate reality traveling vessel, the USS Timeship Phoenix.
Its primary mission: To return to the year 2015 and find out why continuous warfare seemed to start then, and why the year was of such intense interest to Borg simulations.
The Top Secret secondary mission: To determine the origin of the Borg themselves.