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I've been working on both of my episodes, but am hitting a couple snags.

First off, a few things about Catalina returning. I'm still trying to figure out what sort of explosion I should be dealing with in getting her back (and also whether an explosion is the only option). I was wondering if anyone had some ideas for it. I looked into implosions as an alternative, and that doesn't seem like it'd work. I also read about supernovae, and I'm not quite sure that the Christa would be able to withstand something like that... Perhaps a solar flare would work, but I'm not quite sure what sorts of peril that could throw the crew into other than the "too hot" thing that the comet did.
The thought of having an explosion on Yesnid might work as well as that whole "war in Suzee's world" idea, but the way that Yesnid comes across to me is someplace that doesn't have wars very often in favor of strong politics (but not necessarily peaceful ideologies).

Also, once Catalina gets back on the ship, would the Christa modify itself to make her a compost station? If so, what type? Two engineering stations, but different types? It seems like both of them at one station would be a lot... ooo, unless the station itself was made into a two-person ordeal.

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korepersephone
Oct. 8th, 2008 05:00 am (UTC)
I know the scfi show Stargate puts solar flares to good use, mostly by using them to time travel. Maybe the crew could head too close to the sun during one... It could cause some problems with their engines - slowing down (so that they're left drifting) speeding up (and maybe cut some more time off for getting home) or knock out certain systems completely so they don't know where they are or explosions (explosions are fun)!

...not quite sure how that could bring Catalina back but: brainstorming! :D
tragic_elegance
Oct. 8th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's interesting. Is it SG-9 or Atlantis? Do you know of any specific episodes?

Yes! Brainstorming is good! ^_^
tragic_elegance
Oct. 8th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
Ack! Wrong number! (Shows how much I've really watched it.)
SG-1...
korepersephone
Oct. 8th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
SG-1 was big on the solar flares thing mostly, I'm not too sure about Atlantis. From memory, my favorite episode with the solar flares is "1964" which explains how they work. Also the episode "2010" and there are a bunch of others where it's used but I can't remember those too well :D
tragic_elegance
Oct. 9th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
Ah, thank you! I'll look them up.
jusea1
Oct. 9th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
Well I'm not quite sure about the first part, but I think that if Catalina gets back and Suzee stays then I think the Christa would modify itself into having two stations, but slightly different, maybe two have to man them, but they work together. I'm not sure if that made sense, let me know if it didn't.
tragic_elegance
Oct. 9th, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
Like two stations that are about the same, but are connected so it takes two people to run them?

I haven't seen you around here before. Hi!
telegramsam
Oct. 10th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
Yensid itself may be pretty peaceful... but their neighbors may not be. This could also kill two birds with one stone - I know at least one person here wanted to develop a new baddie at some point.

In fact, you could have maybe Yensid or it's moon or a neighboring planet or something explode in battle and not only does Catalina get tossed back to the Christa, but maybe some of the enemy ships as well - that could create the real "conflict" for the Christa. It would also let us introduce the new race and maybe have them around to bring back later for something, maybe as allies of the Spung or somesuch.

I'm not sure about expanding the engineering station - if it only needed one person to run it before, why would it suddenly need two? That could be a point of conflict between Cat and Suzee in a later episode in fact, who gets to stay in the engineering position? Cat was first; Suzee probably thinks she's better/smarter.
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